Anne Hamilton-Bruce

Affiliate Associate Professor Anne Hamilton-Bruce

Affiliate Associate Professor

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


PhD(Adel)., MBA., MSc., LLB.(Hons.), BSc.
CBiol., FRSB., AFCHSE., CSci., FIBMS.

(Monica) Anne Hamilton-Bruce is a Principal Medical Scientist and Research and Education Co-Lead, Neurology Senior Management Team as well as Co-Director of the Stroke Research Programme at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and an Affiliate Associate Professor at the Adelaide Medical School in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide. With a neuroscience and management background, her principal research interest is cerebrovascular disease, including primary and secondary stroke prevention, treatment and management, and clinical models of care.

Anne undertakes and supervises research (undergraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD) on the provision of stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) services including community TIA services, stroke genomics, proteomics and environmental risk factors, health literacy in stroke, health economics and organisational management (including animal assisted interventions).

She also has an interest in other interdisciplinary research, having collaborated with allied health and nursing on the evaluation of patients with stroke by means of surveys, focus groups and in-depth interviews, as well as evaluation research with the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the Roseworthy Campus of the University of Adelaide and the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia. Currently Anne is Chief Investigator for the DOgSS (Dogs Offering Support after Stroke) project, an animal assisted activity on the Stroke Wards at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, with research opportunities currently available for post-graduate students. Anne also contributes management and evaluation expertise to the team, and plays a role in the ultimate translation of the research to humans.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 Director, Stroke Research Programme Central Adelaide Health Network
    2020 Principal Research Fellow South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
    2015 Co-Lead, Research and Education, Neurology Central Adelaide Local Health Network
    2014 Affiliate Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2014 Affiliate Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2002 - 2012 Affiliate Lecturer University of Adelaide
    1996 Principal Medical Scientist, Neurology The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1996 Management Co-ordinator, Neurology The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Honour Poster chosen for oral defence: "Quantifying and overcoming barriers to stroke unit access" Australia
    2013 Honour Dignity in Care Champion SA Health: Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Australia
    2012 Recognition Certificate of Appreciation Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide SA Australia
    2010 Achievement Rights Advocates External ‘Dream Team’ Winner (team member) Charles Darwin University, Darwin NT Australia
    2009 Nomination SA Women’s Honour Roll Nominee Government of South Australia Australia
    2007 Recognition National Stroke Foundation 2007 Strokesafe(TM) Awards The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South, SA Australia
    2005 Recognition Volunteer Certificate of Recognition Friends of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South, SA Australia
    2005 Award Vocational Excellence Award Rotary Club of Woodville Inc., Woodville SA Australia
    2005 Award Best Financial Plan Award (team member) South Australian Enterprise Workshop, Adelaide SA Australia
    2005 Scholarship BIO 2005 Travel Scholarship BioInnovation SA, Adelaide SA Australia
    2003 Nomination Marjorie Hele Employee Excellence Award Nominee The Queen Elizabeth Hospital & Health Service, Woodville South, SA Australia
    2001 Award Intellectual Property Assessment Winner Spruson & Ferguson, Sydney Australia
    2001 Award Cairns Society Travel Award Cairns Society, Adelaide SA Australia
    2000 Award Best Poster Presentation Prize Association of Neurophysiological Technologists of Australia (ANTA) Australia
    1997 Award Best Poster Presentation Prize 1997 North Western Adelaide Health Service, Woodville South, SA Australia
    1996 Award Best Poster Presentation Prize (co-author) 1996 North Western Adelaide Health Service, Woodville South, SA Australia
    1993 Research Award Research Achievement Award Association of Neurophysiological Technologists of Australia (ANTA) Australia
    1987 Fellowship Silver Jubilee Travelling Fellowship The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South, SA Australia
    1971 Award Class Medal, Physiology II University of Cape Town, Cape South Africa
    1969 Scholarship Cape Provincial Administration Grant Cape Provincial Government South Africa
    1969 Scholarship South African Public Service Bursary South African Public Service South Africa
    1969 Award London Workshop Grant – Biology London Workshop South Africa
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Afrikaans Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of South Australia Australia MBA
    University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    University of London United Kingdom MSc
    University of Cape Town South Africa BSc
    Charles Darwin University Australia LLB (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    1993 - 1994 Certificate in Management and Organisational Leadership Health Industry Development Centre (HIDC) Australia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2015 Fellow and Chartered Biologist Royal Society of Biology United Kingdom
    1995 Associate Fellow, ACHSM Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) Australia
    1991 Member Royal Society of Biology United Kingdom
    1984 Fellow; Chartered Scientist Institute of Biomedical Science United Kingdom
    1981 Member Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences United Kingdom
  • Research Interests

Grants and Funding
Year Amount Funding Details
2009 $14,500

Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) Trustees.  Koblar SA, Jannes J, Hamilton-Bruce MA, Milton AG

2009 $6,000

Australian Neurology Research Grant.  Stroke Research.  Koblar SA, Lewis M, Hamilton-Bruce A, Milton A, Leong WK

2008 $4,839

Friends of TQEH - Ward Equipment Grant.  Jannes J, Hamilton-Bruce MA, Milton AG, Webb K

2008 $3,185

Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) Trustees Equipment grant. Koblar SA, Jannes J, Hamilton-Bruce MA

2006 $80,000 Australian Government Commercialising Emerging Technology (COMET) - ‘Genomic   Diagnostics in Stroke’ CIs – Koblar SA, Jannes J, Hamilton-Bruce MA
2006 $18,000 BioInnovation SA - ‘Genomic Diagnostics in Stroke’ CIs – Koblar SA, Jannes J, Hamilton-Bruce MA
2001 $17,000

North Western Adelaide Health Service (NWAHS) IT&T Grant - Pattichis C for Robinson MK, Hamilton-Bruce MA.  Epilepsy Database System design, implementation and development to capture Epilepsy patient demographics, EEG, medications/trials, surgery, neurological and psychiatric data 

1997 $200,152

South Australian Health Commission (SAHC) - Primary Healthcare Initiatives Program. Homestroke – Early Supported Discharge for Stroke Patients, TQEH & LMHS (1998-2001), Hamilton-Bruce MA, Chivell JM

1996 $4,500

South Australian Health Commission (SAHC) Primary Healthcare Initiatives Program Seeding Grant:  Homestroke, a pilot program of early discharge for stroke patients, with rehabilitation at home. Hamilton-Bruce MA, Chivell JM

1993 - 1997 $500 Friends of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital – 2 CD player/ tape deck/radios for patients undergoing ophysiological tests - Evoked Potential (MAHB) and Laboratories.  Hamilton-Bruce MA and Donk MD
1992 - 1993 $530 Neurology Trust Fund – Software upgrade.  Hamilton-Bruce MA
1992 $4000

Australian Brain Foundation - Neuroreceptor Imaging in Alzheimer’s Disease: Rowe CC, Reid M, Barnden LR, Hamilton-Bruce MA, Fewings JD and Boundy KL

1991 $1,500 Marion Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals - attend and present work at the 19th International Epilepsy Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Hamilton-Bruce MA
1991 $7,000

Neurology Trust Fund, TQEH - Computer with software, plus SPSS upgrade. Hamilton-Bruce MA  

1990 $1,000 TQEH Research Foundation - top-up for purchase of computer.  Hamilton-Bruce MA
1990 $10,000

Neurology Trust Fund, TQEH - Brainmapping t-test and other software, plus printer. Hamilton-Bruce MA

1990 $10,000

Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals - Neurometrics Software.  Hamilton-Bruce MA and Schapel GJ.

 

Teaching and Mentoring

*Co-supervisor for all of the below

Program Year Number of students
Doctorate of Philosophy 2003 - 2021 8

Master of Philosophy, Medicine (for upgrade to PhD)

2013 1

Master of Science

2001 - 2009 1

Master of Business Administration – University of South Australia Industry Placement Co-Supervisor

2007 - 2008 2
Honours 1999 - 2020 5

Medical Students

1991 - 2007 2
Vacation and Departmental Scholarship Students supervised 1999 1

 

Mentoring

Mentoring has included SRP and Neurology postgraduate, MBBS students, departmental and vacation scholarship students in medicine, science and management, as well as those working on associated projects (1999 -) and including doctoral, masters and honours students listed above.  Additionally, I have mentored a doctoral research student (2013) from the ‘Talking with Aussies Program’ at the University of Adelaide, as well as Human Rights (2010 - 2011) and Torts (2013) in the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate) (BLAWSG) course at Charles Darwin University, informally.  More recently I was accepted by the 2015 Mentoring Program at the University of Adelaide as a mentor for a small group (3) of University of Adelaide BSc students.  Currently I am also informally mentoring a Master of Environmental Policy and Management (Applied) student at the University of Adelaide (2014 -) and since May 2015 a part-time Masters by Research student (‘Improving Wellbeing by Developing a Connection to Nature’) in the School of Natural and Built Environments at The University of South Australia. 

2015 -     Mr Mark Donk BHSc – TMS for chronic stroke (University of Adelaide & Neurology, Central Adelaide Health Network)

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Principal Supervisor FAST-IT Study: Investigation for Plasma Biomarkers for Transient Ischaemic Attack Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Deeksha Sharma
    2021 Co-Supervisor Animal Welfare Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Sonya McDowall
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Exploring Determinants of Execution in Early Phase Clinical Studies with Cell Therapies in Stroke Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Anjali Nagpal
    2009 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Proteomic Investigations and Biomarker Discovery in Transient Ischaemic Attack Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Michael Djukic
    2009 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Acetylcholine And Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Master of Medical Science Master Full Time Ms Elizabeth Goble
    2009 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Transient Ischaemic Attack: A Primary Care Perspective of Stroke Prevention Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Elaine Leung
    2006 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Endothelial Function & Genetic Polymorphisms in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ada Lam
    2005 - 2010 Co-Supervisor ''What is going to happen to me now?' Systemic Uncertainty and Complexity Between Hospital and Home for Older People, People with Disability, Carers and Service Providers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Rosie King
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    1998 - 2000 Board Member Neurological Resources Centre, Adelaide SA Australia
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Member PCF Storke Forum Portfolio Construction Forum Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member BHI, Policy Committee Basil Hetzel Institute Australia
    2015 - ongoing Co-Chair Research and Education Co-lead, Neurology Senior Management Team Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
    2015 - 2015 Member Stroke/Neurology Inpatient Services Relocation Workgroup The Queen Elizabeth Hospital & Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Helping Stroke Physicians Choose who to Thrombolyse - the Targeting Optimal Thrombolysis Outcomes (TOTO) Study Working Group The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    2015 - ongoing Member Cure4Stroke Australia Advisory Committee Hospital Research Foundation Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member Discipline of Medicine Review (Travel Grant) Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member Peter Couche Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 - 2014 Member Invited member of the MBBS Research Committee University of Adelaide, SA Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member Year 3 MBBS Research Committee, Medical School University of Adelaide Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member Higher Education Research Group Adelaide (HERGA) Seminar Committee University of Adelaide
    2013 - ongoing Member South Australian Medical Scientists' Association (SAMSA) Committee Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Stroke Strategic Group South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Australia
    2010 - 2011 Member Local Organising Committee, 2011 Stroke Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide SA Stroke Society of Australasia Australia
    2010 - 2011 Member Scientific Committee, 2011 Stroke Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide SA Stroke Society of Australasia Australia
    2010 - 2010 Member TIA/Primary Care Work Group, Statewide Stroke Clinical Network Department of Health, Adelaide SA Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member South Australian Medical Heritage Society (SAMHS), Adelaide SA
    2010 - ongoing Member Stroke SA Management Committee. Adelaide SA Stroke SA Inc. Australia
    2007 - ongoing Member The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Heritage Society, Woodville South SA The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Australia
    2005 - 2008 Member Basil Hetzel Institute Management Committee, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South SA The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Australia
    2004 - 2008 Member South Australian Stroke Unit Network (SASUN) Executive Committee, Adelaide, SA Dept. Health, Adelaide, SA Australia
    2003 - 2004 Member Association of Neurophysiological Technologists of Australia (ANTA) 2004 Conference Planning Committee, Adelaide SA Association of Neurophysiological Technologists of Australia Australia
    2002 - 2005 Member Sponsorship, Membership and Information Technology (SMIT) Sub-committee of the Australian College of Health Service Executives, Adelaide SA Australia
    2000 - 2005 Member South Australian Medical Scientists' Association (SAMSA) Committee, Adelaide SA Australia
    2000 - 2001 Treasurer South Australian Medical Scientists' Association (SAMSA) Committee, Adelaide SA Australia
    2000 - 2001 Member Homestroke Advisory Group, Lyell McEwin Health Service Dept. of Health, Adelaide SA Australia
    2000 - ongoing Member Neurology User Group The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South SA Australia
    1997 - 1998 Member Neurology - 5C Redevelopment Committee The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA Australia
    1996 - 1996 Member Neurology - 5C Computer Usage Working Group The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South SA Australia
    1996 - 1996 Member Communications Strategy Group The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South SA Australia
    1995 - 1996 Member Neurology - 5C Space Allocation Committee The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South SA Australia
    1994 - 1996 Member Neurology Finance Committee The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South SA Australia
    1989 - 1990 Member TQEH Women’s Interest Group Committee The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH), Woodville South SA Australia
    1986 - 1989 Member South Australian Medical Scientists' Association (SAMSA) Committee, Adelaide SA South Australian Medical Scientists' Association Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2013 - ongoing Member World Stroke Organisation
    2013 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide Australia
    2011 - ongoing Member Stroke Society of Australasia Australia
    2009 - ongoing Member The Law Society of South Australia Australia
    2007 - 2007 Member Stroke Society of Australasia Australia
    1997 - 2000 Member New York Academy of Sciences United States
    1996 - 2009 Member Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia (APESMA) Australia
    1995 - ongoing Member Australasian College of Health Service Management Australia
    1994 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) Australia
    1994 - 2000 Member British Society for Ageing, England United Kingdom
    1992 - 1992 Member Centre for Ageing Studies, Science Park, Adelaide SA Australia
    1991 - ongoing Member Society of Biology UK (formerly Institute of Biology UK) - Member and Chartered Biologist United Kingdom
    1991 - ongoing Member Cairns Society of South Australia, Adelaide SA Australia
    1991 - ongoing Member Society for Medical and Biomedical Engineering (SMBE), South Australian Division, Adelaide SA Australia
    1990 - 2003 Member Australian Federation of University Women (AFUW), Adelaide SA Australia
    1986 - ongoing Member Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ALSA), Associate Investigator, Science Park, Adelaide SA Australia
    1986 - ongoing Member South Australian Medical Scientists' Association (SAMSA) Australia
    1985 - ongoing Member Association of Neurophysiological Technicians of Australia (ANTA) Australia
    1985 - ongoing Member Centre for Neurosciences (CNS), Associate Member, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide SA Australia
    1984 - ongoing Member Institute of Biomedical Science (formerly Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences) UK - Fellow and Charted Scientist United Kingdom
    1980 - 1980 Member Medical Laboratory Scientist State Registration, Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine United Kingdom
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2016 - 2016 THERAPEUTIC GOODS ADMINISTRATION Stroke Research Programme, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
    2016 - 2016 Scientific Methods (Nature Publishing Group) (Impact Factor 5.288)
    2016 - ongoing International Journal of Stroke, the official journal of the World Stroke Organization; impact factor 4.3 (2014 Thomson Reuters) Scientific research
    2016 - ongoing The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Medical Research Health services and related Australia
    2016 - 2016 a Hindawi Press journal, impact factor 2.813 (2014 Thomson Reuters) Stem Cells International
    2016 - 2016 World Stroke Organisation
    2015 - ongoing South Australian Government Department of Health Australia
    2014 - 2014 University of Adelaide Instructional and training Australia
    2013 - 2013 Association of Neurophysiological Technologists of Australia (ANTA) Neurophysiology Working Party Australia
    2013 - ongoing University of Adelaide Year 4 MBBS Research Elective Seminars Health services and related Australia
    2013 - ongoing University of Adelaide Faculty of Medicine Health services and related Australia
    2010 - ongoing University of Adelaide Register of Editors Instructional and training Australia
    2005 - 2011 Atherogen Australia
    1998 - ongoing South Australian Premier's Office Office for Women Business and professional Australia
    1995 - 1996 Western Area Advisory Panel Health services and related Australia
    1995 - ongoing NHMRC Health Outcomes Task Force Branch Commonwealth Department of Human Services and Health Scientific research Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Chairperson Stroke SA Inc. Management Committee Australia
    2012 - ongoing Acting Chairperson, Australian Neurology Research The Hospital Research Foundation Australia
    2007 - 2012 Acting Secretary, Australian Neurology Research The Hospital Research Foundation Australia
    1998 - ongoing Chairperson, Stroke Support Service (formerly Homestroke Volunteer co-ordination), The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South SA Australia
    1989 - 1994 Co-ordinator and Fund Manager, TQEH Yoga, Stress Management and Relaxation Courses The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH), Woodville South SA Australia
    1986 - 1991 SA State President Association of Neurophysiological Technicians of Australia (ANTA), Adelaide SA Australia
  • Position: Affiliate Associate Professor
  • Phone: 82226411
  • Email: anne.hamilton-bruce01@adelaide.edu.au
  • Building: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, floor 5
  • Room: 5C, Neurology
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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