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 Children's 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 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

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