Dr Alistair Jukes, B.LibStud, MBBS, PhD Candidate
Neurosurgery Registrar & Postgraduate Student, NRF Chair of Neurosurgical Research 2016 Student
- Neurosurgery Registrar, Women's and Children's Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, Royal Adelaide Hospital
- Abbie-Simpson Skull Base Fellow
- Medical Officer, Royal Australian Air Force Specialist Reserve
- Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) Course Instructor
- Harold Plant Memorial Prize, Australian Medical Association
- Dean's Commendation, University of Queensland Medical School
- University of Adelaide Prize for Clinical teaching of Medical Students
"The brain is the most fascinating part of the human body. It is the key to personality, memory, and movement. Diseases of the brain can be so profoundly debilitating but this makes any potential gains and improvements from research all that much greater. Neurosurgery has such a broad range of operations and diseases – trauma, vascular, tumours, paediatrics, spine and many others. It is full of fascinating areas; many of which we are only beginning to scratch the surface of."
Jukes continues, "the entire neurosurgical community in Adelaide has been a huge motivation. I have worked across all three neurosurgical hospitals and each and every consultant has been exceedingly generous with their time and expertise."
Jukes' intention is to return to Adelaide after his fellowship to work as an academic neurosurgeon in South Australia, focusing on skull base and paediatric neurosurgery. Alistair will also continue his commission in the Royal Australian Airforce Specialist Reserve.
Research project title: 'Haemorrhage control in endoscopic skull base surgery.'
Jukes A, Murphy J, Vreugde S, & Wormald PJ (2016) Nano-hemostats and a Pilot Study of Their Use in a Large Animal Model of Major Vessel Hemorrhage in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery. Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B.