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
    2022 Principal Supervisor Acute stroke: Refining diagnosis and optimising reperfusion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Rudy Zong Jun Goh
    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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