Dr. Archer obtained MBBS and BMedSc through University of New South Wales in 1990. He trained in neurology in Sydney and Oxford, completing a PhD in epilepsy and imaging through Austin Hospital and The University of Melbourne in 2002. From 2002-07 he ran a solo neurology service at Cairns Base Hospital, whilst helping establish James Cook University Medical School clinical program at the hospital. In 2007 he was appointed senior lecturer medicine the University of Melbourne, head of EEG laboratory Austin Health, and research fellow Brain Research Institute / Florey Neuroscience Institutes. He has previously published in the areas of tropical and indigenous neurology. Current research interests are EEG/fMRI and secondary generalized epilepsy.
Dr Andrew McNabb joined Cairns Neurophysiology as a reporting Neurologist in 2012, after relocating to Cairns. He has a very strong patient focus and is proactive about professional development, attending many national and international conferences to keep up to date standards using recent, evidence based practice. He is a general neurologist with particular interest in neuromuscular conditions (NCS/EMG) and strokes. He played a fundamental part in advancing stroke services at Cairns Hospital, implementing new services. Dr McNabb understands educational importance for junior staff and dedicates many of his own hours to training junior doctors, running extra educational sessions for them and in the process was nominated and won the 2014 teachers award at Cairns Hospital.
Dr Ian Wilson joined Cairns Neurophysiology as a reporting Neurologist in 2015 having returned to Cairns after completing neurology training in Melbourne. He is a general neurologist with special interests in epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and neuro-ophthalmology. He completed a fellowship in epilepsy monitoring and the evaluation of patients for epilepsy surgery and has established an epilepsy clinic at Cairns Hospital. He has regular meetings with the Royal Brisbane Epilepsy Case Conference and has an ongoing relationship with the epilepsy surgical centers in Melbourne. He has extensive experience reporting prolonged EEG monitoring and has direct experience of the benefits of ambulatory EEG in the evaluation of epilepsy.
Originally from Victoria, Holly relocated to Cairns in 2008 and commenced at Cairns Neurophysiology when it opened in 2009. She successfully completed her Bachelor of Medical Science through Charles Stuart University, Wagga Wagga. Understanding some of the angst that may be associated with medical conditions and appointments, she pays particular attention to the needs of each and every patient. She has implemented clinic strategies to keep patients and doctors well informed, from referral to report process, ensuring a relatively easy process. She takes time with patients to explain neurophysiology investigations during their appointment and offers expert advice where necessary. Throughout her career she has developed a strong interest and passion for neuromuscular disorders, attending national and international conferences. During her spare time she enjoys time out on the reef, and particularly enjoys diving.
Celia commenced at Cairns Neurophysiology in 2016 as administration officer. She provides attentive administrative assistance for the Cairns Neurophysiology team and clients. Having a strong patient focus, she ensures patients have the relevant information and are well prepared and at ease for their investigations. She is frequently commended on her friendly service and assistance from patients all ages. Having previous primary school experience, and current science education involvement, she immediately interacts and puts children (and parents) at ease when they walk through the doors for a neurophysiology test. She is still involved with inspiring local students about science and regularly writes poems for the CSIRO’s Double Helix children’s science magazine.