Dr Robert Henderson MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACP
Dr Robert Henderson is a senior staff specialist in Neurology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital, an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, and conducts private practice at the Wesley.
A graduate of the University of Queensland, he undertook his neurology traineeship at RBWH. After attaining a Fellowship in Neurology from the Royal Australian College of Physicians he continued his studies at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Minnesota, USA, becoming a Senior Neurophysiology Fellow and working at the Mayo Clinic.
Returning to Australia in 2001, Dr Henderson became a staff specialist in Neurology at the RBWH and was Director of Neurology at the hospital from 2005 to 2012.
Pursuing his interest in research, Dr Henderson obtained his PHD from the University of Queensland in 2007, exploring the topic “Investigating techniques to determine the number of motor units supplying a muscle”.
Dr Henderson is currently active in clinical trials on motor neurone disease and neuromuscular disorders.
He is a member of the Australian Medical Association, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists, Co-Director of the RBWH Motor Neurone Disease Multidisciplinary Clinic and Vice-Patron of the MND Association of Queensland.