Exploring the use of stem cells in cerebral palsy

Project Details

This project is investigating options for testing cord blood stem cells as a therapy for cerebral palsy in Australia. As part of a national collaboration, a small clinical trial is being conducted for children with cerebral palsy who have a sibling’s cord blood in storage.


  • Dr Kylie Crompton
  • Ms Tessa Devries
  • Ms Angela Guzys
  • Dr Adrienne Harvey
  • Ms Alex Holland
  • Ms Elaine Meehan
  • Ms Clare McKinnon
  • Ms Linda McNamara
  • Dr Carmen Pace
  • Dr Sue Reid
  • Dr Kirsty Stewart
  • Ms Rachel Toovey
  • Dr Kate Willoughby
  • A/Professor Adam Scheinberg
  • Ms Christine Westbury


  • Australian Catholic University
  • CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • Deakin University
  • La Trobe University
  • Monash Health
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia
  • Yooralla


  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • Ian Potter Foundation
  • Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
  • National Health and Medical Research Council
  • The Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Charitable Trust
  • The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Victorian Medical Insurance Agency

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD, Masters, Honours students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Outcomes

  • Crompton KE, Elwood N, Kirkland M, Clark P, Novak I, Reddihough D. Feasibility of trialling cord blood stem cell treatments for cerebral palsy in Australia J Paediatr Child Health  2014:50(7):540-544.

Research Group

Cerebral Palsy Research

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre


Unit / Centre

Cerebral Palsy Research