Dr Nicholas J.C. Smith MBBS(Hon) DCH FRACP PhD(Cantab)

“The Childhood Dementia Initiative is a game-changer for families affected by childhood dementia. It provides an opportunity to profoundly impact clinical care and escalate timelines to rapidly translate new treatments to the bedside.”

Nicholas is a Consultant Neurologist and the Department Head, Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, at the Women’s and Children’s Health Network, South Australia. He maintains a clinical focus on childhood neurodegenerative disorders and holds a conjoint academic appointment with the University of Adelaide, Discipline of Paediatrics. Nicholas heads the Paediatric Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Group, with pre-clinical (laboratory) and clinical research programmes focusing on the pathobiology of lysosomal disease and development of targeted therapeutic approaches, including gene transfer technologies, for these disorders.

Nicholas is a strong advocate for improving clinical care across the spectrum of Childhood Dementia and serves as an advisor and board member for several patient advocacy groups committed to this important goal.

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