Michael B. Calford, PhD

2018- Provost Australian National University, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia 
Sensory systems, Adult cortical plasticity, Stroke
"Michael Calford"


1979 BSc(Hons)., Monash University. Majored in Psychology and Genetics. Graduated with first class honours in Psychology.

1982 PhD., Monash University, Department of Physiology. Thesis title: Ascending Projections to Subnuclei of the Medial Geniculate Body. Supervisors: Dr. Lindsay Aitkin (Physiology) and Dr. Bill Webster (Psychology).

1982-83 Posdoctoral Fellow, City College of New York, with Dr. Josh Wallman

Awards and Fellowships:

1994 NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship

1991 Australian Society for Medical Research, inaugural Australian Medical Research Award

1988 NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship

1984 Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship

1983 Royal Society Anglo-Australasian Fellowship

1980 Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award

1979 Australian Psychology Society Prize, student prize

Mean distance: 13.52 (cluster 17)


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Lindsay M. Aitkin grad student Monash University
John D. Pettigrew grad student University of Queensland
 (1st Post Doc supervisor)
William R. Webster grad student Monash University
David Moore post-doc Oxford
Josh Wallman post-doc 1982-1983 CCNY


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John D. Pettigrew collaborator 1980-
William Bourke collaborator 1996- University of Sydney
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McLeod DD, Parsons MW, Hood R, et al. (2015) Perfusion computed tomography thresholds defining ischemic penumbra and infarct core: studies in a rat stroke model. International Journal of Stroke : Official Journal of the International Stroke Society. 10: 553-9
Spratt NJ, Tomkins AJ, Pepperall D, et al. (2014) Allopregnanolone and its precursor progesterone do not reduce injury after experimental stroke in hypertensive rats - role of postoperative temperature regulation? Plos One. 9: e107752
Murtha LA, McLeod DD, McCann SK, et al. (2014) Short-duration hypothermia after ischemic stroke prevents delayed intracranial pressure rise. International Journal of Stroke : Official Journal of the International Stroke Society. 9: 553-9
McLeod DD, Beard DJ, Parsons MW, et al. (2013) Inadvertent occlusion of the anterior choroidal artery explains infarct variability in the middle cerebral artery thread occlusion stroke model. Plos One. 8: e75779
Calford MB. (2012) Mechanisms of Learning, Memory, and Plasticity in Adult Sensory Cortex Brain and Memory: Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity
Nelken I, Calford MB. (2011) Processing strategies in auditory cortex: Comparison with other sensory modalities The Auditory Cortex. 643-656
Janssen H, Bernhardt J, Collier JM, et al. (2010) An enriched environment improves sensorimotor function post-ischemic stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 24: 802-13
Spratt NJ, McLeod D, Levi CR, et al. (2010) 4. Penumbral imaging with computed tomography perfusion in an experimental model of acute stroke Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 17: 1611
Saalmann YB, Calford MB. (2008) Pregnane steroids and short-term neural plasticity Neuroactive Steroids in Brain Function, Behavior and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Novel Strategies For Research and Treatment. 187-200
Young JM, Waleszczyk WJ, Wang C, et al. (2007) Cortical reorganization consistent with spike timing-but not correlation-dependent plasticity. Nature Neuroscience. 10: 887-95
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