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Associate Professor Michelle Anne Farrar

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Biography

Michelle Farrar is a Senior lecturer in Paediatric Neurology at the School of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of New South Wales and Consultant Neurologist at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick. Her research focus is clinical paediatric neurology, neuromuscular disorders and neurophysiology, aiming to further understand disease pathophysiology and develop treatment strategies.

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Michelle Farrar is a Senior lecturer in Paediatric Neurology at the School of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of New South Wales and Consultant Neurologist at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick. Her research focus is clinical paediatric neurology, neuromuscular disorders and neurophysiology, aiming to further understand disease pathophysiology and develop treatment strategies.

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:

  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN)
  • Member of the Australia and New Zealand Child Neurology Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Treat NMD Neuromuscular Network
  • Australian Neuromuscular Network Clinical Care Steering Group
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association of New South Wales

My Qualifications

MBBS (Hons) FRACP PhD


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My Research Activities

Currently the team is investigating the mechanisms and the possible prevention of neurodegeneration in spinal muscular atrophy and other inherited neuropathies. In addition, collaborations with the genetics team on campus are developing next generation sequencing to improve diagnostic approaches in neurological disorders. The team is also involved in clinical trials investigating potential drug treatments to improve management of neuromuscular diseases

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Location

Level 3, Sydney Children's Hospital
High Street
Randwick NSW 2013

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Contact

(02) 9382 1799
(02) 9382 1401

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