Director, Neurology Department, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
Dr. Ryan is Head of the Neuromuscular Clinic and Neuromuscular Clinical Research Program at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne Australia. She trained as a pediatric neurologist and completed a Neurophysiology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital Boston and the Lahey Clinic, prior to returning to Australia in 2003. Since 2003 she has been a CINRG PI, initially at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, and now in Melbourne. She has been site PI on a number of CINRG trials in addition to the Ataluren and Prosensa trials in DMD, and is also actively involved in natural history and therapeutics trials in the inherited neuropathies.
Dr. Ryan is a paediatric neurologist with a long interest in clinical research into the neuromuscular disorders of childhood. She has expertise in the design and performance of clinical trials – both into natural history and of pharmacotherapeutic agents – in muscle and nerve disorders of childhood, as well as a research interest into outcome measures (particularly neurophysiologic and functional measures).
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