Researcher biography

Dr Samudragupta Bora is Honorary Associate Professor and Group Leader of Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up and Outcomes at Mater Research Institute. His research focuses on high-risk infants, particularly those born prematurely, to improve the quality of life of children and their families. His team strives to better understand long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of high-risk infants and the independent and interrelated roles of underlying neurological and social processes. In addition to clinical research, he is committed to mentoring the next generation of scientists and clinician-scientists. He has an extensive portfolio of service and leadership at the local and national/international levels to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion in academic medicine.

Dr 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 the 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, to reduce preventable infant and maternal mortality and to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes of children in South Asia.