People Making Progress

Key Australian Researchers

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of Australian NPC Disease Foundation Inc. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.


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Professor Mark Walterfang


Neuropsychiatrist consultant and senior staff specialist at the Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital (Australia); an honorary clinical Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne (Australia) and The Florey.

Prof. Mark Walterfang has a strong profile in neuropsychiatric, neuroimaging, neurologic and metabolic disease research.  As a leading expert and clinician on NPC, he has delivered numerous invited international keynote and plenary lectures at NPC conferences.  He also serves on a number of scientific advisory boards, including the Australian NPC Disease Foundation, Australian Disorders of the Corpus Callosum, Together Strong NPC Foundation, and International Niemann-Pick Disease Association (INPDA).  He was awarded the Royal Melbourne Hospital Research Medal in 2016 in recognition of his NPC research.  He has published 150+ publications (>4700 citations) and a h-index of 37.