Austin Graham Milton

Austin Graham Milton

School of Medicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Austin Milton works for the Stroke Research Programme and the Cardiology Department of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research at Woodville South, South Australia.

Austin has extensive experience in immunodiagnostics, including two episodes as NATA assessor of immunodiagnostic laboratories and several years of experience in a renal immunology team. His skills include PCR assays, electrophoresis techniques, cell cultures, immuno-histochemistry and both light and ultraviolet microscopy.

He has co-authored 16 publications in the last 5 years (including conference abstracts) and has previously co-authored a chapter on microbiological tests in a medical textbook, and helped with the editing and publication of three medical textbooks. He has 34 original peer-reviewed publications recognised by Google Scholar. He undertakes critical editing of scientific manuscripts for publication and thesis review and is skilled at writing grant applications to funding bodies like the NHMRC.

In 2011 a grant application to the Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation for which Mr Milton was principal writer was awarded the prestigious Leo Dintenfass medal for “the most interesting or innovative research grant application of the year”. In 2016, Austin was awarded a runner-up prize in the inaugural SAHMRI 'Shark Tank' competition.

He has also helped other researchers publish their findings by assisting them with critical manuscript editing and submission, most recently with “CT Angiography (CTA) in the Assessment of Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)” by Benedict et al., Stroke 2013;44(4):e32, a communication by Appleton et al., Int J Stroke 2015;10:e23 and also Moey et al., Int J Stroke 2015; 10(5) E49.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2010 Senior Medical Scientist, Stroke Research Programme The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    2004 - 2009 Senior Medical Scientist The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1997 - 2004 Senior Medical Scientist (University Dept. of Medicine) The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1995 - 1997 Senior Medical Scientist (Medicine/Gastroenterology) The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1977 - 1995 Medical Scientist / Senior Medical Scientist The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Award SAHMRI Inaugural Shark Tank - runner up prize (South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute) South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Australia $500
    2016 Honour Poster chosen for oral defence: "Quantifying and overcoming barriers to stroke unit access" Australia
    2016 Invitation Spoke to the combined Rotary Clubs of Charles Sturt, Henley Beach, Port Adelaide and Glenelg on “Stroke Research and Other Research in The Basil Hetzel Institute" AAMI Stadium, West Lakes, Adelaide Australia $250 donation
    2014 Award Best Poster Presentation (oral) Award Stroke Society of Australasia Australia $500
    1988 Distinction Commendation from NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1973 - 1976 University of Adelaide Australia BSc (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    1984 - 1987 Dip Comp Sci University of Adelaide Australia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    1991 Network Administrator's Certificate Bull-HN Information Systems Australia
  • Research Interests

Competitive Research Funding

         

National Competitive Schemes

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount

2014

Stem Cell Therapy for Stroke.

Koblar S, Hamilton-Bruce MA, Milton AG.

Stroke SA

$40,000

2011-13 Project Grant #1003417 Brain repair following stroke: the role of Npas4, a neural-specific transcription factor. Koblar SA, Lin Y, Lewis M.  Associate Investigator ‘B’: Milton AG. NHMRC $590,048

National Competitive Infrastructure and Equipment Funding Schemes

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount

2017

Npas4, a promising target to repair brain injury after stroke

Koblar SA, Choy FC, Hamilton-Bruce MA, Kremer KL, Milton AG.

Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation

$25,000

2014 Adult Human Dental Pulp Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Stroke. Koblar SA, Hamilton-Bruce MA, Kaidonis X, Winderlich J, Milton AG. Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation $15,490
2009 Using Dental Pulp Stem Cell Therapy to Repair Brain Cells (for 2010): Koblar SA, Hamilton-Bruce MA, Milton AG, Lewis M, Djukic M. Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation $15,000
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2011 - ongoing Secretary South Australian Medical Scientists Association South Australia Australia
    2008 - ongoing Member Australian Neurology Research The Hospital Research Foundation Australia
    2005 - ongoing Member South Australian Medical Scientists Association Committee South Australia Australia
    2005 - 2008 Member Basil Hetzel Institute Management Committee (acting member) The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1989 - 1993 Representative Metropolitan Laboratories Co-ordinating Committee Working Party
    1988 - 1990 Representative The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Microcomputing Sub-Committee The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1977 - 1983 Representative Radiation Safety Officer for the Department of Medicine The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Acute Stroke Nurses Education Network Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member World Stroke Organisation Australia
    2011 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Medical Research Australia
    2007 - ongoing Member Stroke Society of Australasia Australia
    2005 - 2007 Member Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) Australia
    2000 - ongoing Member The Professional Scientists’ Association Australia
    1989 - 1991 President Adelaide Personal Computer Users Group Inc Australia
    1983 - 1995 Member Australian Society of Immunology Australia
    1983 - 1993 Member Adelaide Personal Computer Users Group Inc Australia
    1980 - ongoing Member South Australian Medical Scientists Association Australia
  • 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 - 2016 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health Scientific research
    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
    2011 - ongoing Stroke Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Conference, Australia
    1994 - ongoing National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia
    1994 - ongoing National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Australia

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