Researcher biography

A/Prof Samudragupta Bora is a Principal Research Fellow and the Group Leader of Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up and Outcomes at Mater Research Institute. His research focuses on a range of questions concerning high-risk infants, particularly those born prematurely, to improve the quality of life of children and their families. His team is striving to develop a better understanding of long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of high-risk infants, along with discovering the independent and interrelated roles of neurological and social processes impacting these outcomes. In addition to clinical research, he is committed to mentoring the next generation of scientists and clinician-scientists in neonatal and developmental medicine.

A/Prof Bora is the recipient of several awards and honours, including the Erskine Fellowship at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Sister Michaeleen Ahern Medal at Mater Research Institute and the Leader of the Future Award (Academic) Commendation at the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland. He is the current Chair of Long-Term Outcomes of High-Risk Babies Subcommittee of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand. He is on the Board of Directors of Barakat Bundle, a non-profit social enterprise incubated at Harvard Business School, USA, working to reduce preventable infant and maternal mortality and improve neurodevelopmental outcomes of children in South Asia.