Professor Stephen Davis is an international leader in clinical neurology and clinical neuroscience research. He is the Director of the largest Australian Neurology Department and directs a translational neuroscience research facility, the Melbourne Brain Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital/University of Melbourne. He is the PI of an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Grant. He regarded as an international stroke research leader, particularly in imaging in selection of acute therapy and has held 3 consecutive NMHRC Program Grants. He is the current President of the World Stroke Organization and Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists.