Timothy Kleinig

Timothy Kleinig

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Timothy Kleinig - Clinical Professor.
My research interests include acute stroke reperfusion treatments, acute intracerebral haemorrhage treatment, multimodal stroke imaging, secondary prevention, stroke epidemiology and rare stroke variants. I also collaborate with other teams on stroke in Aboriginal patients and also Biomedical engineers on a novel post-stroke bioprosthesis.

My research interests include acute stroke reperfusion treatments, multimodal stroke imaging, secondary prevention, stroke epidemiology and rare stroke variants, including embolic stroke of undetermined source in the young. I also collaborate with other teams on stroke in Aboriginal patients and also Biomedical engineers on a novel post-stroke bioprosthesis. 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - ongoing Clinical Professor University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2020 Clinical Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2012 - ongoing Head of Department of Neurology and Stroke Lyell McEwin Hospital
    2012 - ongoing Head of Stroke Unit Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2010 - ongoing Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2010 Duty Medical Officer Memorial Private Hospital
    2007 - ongoing Consultant Neurologist Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2006 - 2007 Elective year as stroke fellow Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2004 - 2006 Neurology Registrar Core training Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2004 - ongoing Chief Medical Resident Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2003 - 2010 Clinical Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2001 - 2003 Basic Physician trainee Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2000 - ongoing Resident Medical Officer Flinders Medical Centre
    1999 - ongoing Intern Flinders Medical Centre
    1996 - 1998 Senior Academic Tutor St Peter's College, Boarding House
    1995 - ongoing President Adelaide University Union
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2013 Award LMH award for best Medical grand round of the Year
    2012 Award Preofessor Derek Frewin citation for Excellence in Clinical teaching
    2010 Award Elizabeth Simpson Memorial Prize Australia
    2008 Recognition Best Oral Presentation by a PhD candidate University of Adelaide, Faculty of Health Sciences Research Expo Australia
    2007 Scholarship Joint NHMRC/NHF PhD scholarship
    2007 Scholarship Dawes' PhD scholarship Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
    2007 Award Professor John Chalmers Prize for the best research by an advanced physician trainee in South Australia Australia
    2007 Recognition National Australia
    2006 Recognition New Investigator Award Stroke Society of Australasia annual meeting Australia
    2006 Recognition Young Investigator Award Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists Australia
    2003 Recognition Nominee 'Best clinical teacher' by 6th Year Medical Students Australia
    2001 Recognition Finalist Nimmo prize Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
    1995 Recognition Dux of Ancient Greek 1
    1993 Scholarship D.A.A.D. Scholarship for language course in Freiburg, Germany Germany
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2007 - 2010 University of Adelaide Australia Docor of Philosophy
    2001 - 2007 Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Neurology) Australia Fellow
    1995 - 1998 University of Adelaide Australia M.B.B.S. (Hons)
    1995 Elder Conservatorium Australia Single Studies in Composition
    1991 - 1995 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts (double German major)
    1991 - 1993 University of Adelaide Australia M.B.B.S (Hons)
Date Project/ No. Role Funding Body Amount
2015 Identifying the needs of Indigenous Australians who suffer a stroke CID Monash University Strategic grant Scheme $50,000
2014

Indigenous vs Non-Indigenous stroke incidence, mortality and disease burden

CI Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant (South Australia and Northern Territory Stroke Study (initial phase) (SAiNTSS1 $73,98
2014

Helping Stroke Physicians Choose Who to Thrombolyse – the “Targeting Optimal Thrombolysis Outcomes” (TOTO) Study. (Project Grant APP1085550)

AI NHMRC  $1.031M
2013

Characterising post-stroke cortical plasticity in humans – identifying a critical window for rehabilitation”.  (Project Grant APP1058639) .

AI NHMRC $735K
2009 Incidence and outcome of stroke in rural South Australia. (Project Grant: APP565042) AI NHMRC $735K
2008     Pfizer Neuroscience Research Grant recipient $37,974

Educational activities

Date Course Title
2015-current

RACP College Examiner

2013-current Fourth Year Medical Student Clinical Preceptor, Royal Adelaide Hospital
2013-current Student Intern supervisor, Royal Adelaide Hospital
2011-current Intern supervisor RAH
2011-present Advanced trainee supervisor LMH
2010-present Med 4/5 MSA supervisor, Lyell McEwin Hospitals
2009-present Regular teaching sessions for nursing, allied health and junior medical staff on stroke
2009-present Basic Physician trainee tutorials of stroke (LMH and RAH)
2007-present LMH and RAH  clinical physician trainee teaching
2004-2012 Third Year Medical Student Bed-side clinical tutor
2004-present Occasional lectures to Medical, Dental and Health Science students on Stroke and Neurological diseases (University of Adelaide)
2004-2007 Neurology tutor for AMC candidates
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor Population Based Studies of Stroke Incidence, Subtypes, Treatments and Outcomes in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Joshua Mahadevan
    2020 Co-Supervisor PREDICTive value of aggressive risk factor modification on the occurrence of major cardiovascular events in patients with embolic STROKE Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr John Leonard Fitzgerald
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Deep Learning in the Prediction of Clinically Significant Outcomes in Stroke and General Medicine Patients Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Stephen Daniel Bacchi
    2019 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Diagnosis and Acute Management of Intracerebral Haemorrhage Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Part Time Mr Christopher Dillon Ovenden
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Treasurer Stroke Society of Australasia Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Australian Stroke Triallists' Network Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Australian Stroke Coalition Australia
    2015 - 2015 Co-Chair Scientific Committee Stroke Society of Australasia scientific meeting Australia
    2014 - 2015 Member Adelaide Neurology/Neurosurgery Society Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member National Stroke Foundation Clinical Council Australia
    2013 - 2016 Treasurer Stroke Society of Australasia Australia
    2013 - 2016 Member Scientific Committee Australia
    2011 - ongoing Member State Stroke Network steering committee Australia
    2011 - ongoing Member Organising and Scientific Committee Stroke society of Australasia Annual Scientific meeting Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member Stroke Society of Australasia Australia
    2000 - ongoing Co-Chair Flinders Medical Centre Resident Medical Officers' Society Australia

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