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International Dementia Conference
International Dementia Conference
International Dementia Conference
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Ineka Whiteman

Medical & Scientific Affairs Manager - Batten Disease Support and Research Association of Australia


Professional Bio

Dr Ineka Whiteman is the Medical and Scientific Affairs Manager for BDSRA (Batten Disease Support & Research Association) Australia, a not-for-profit organisation providing family support, education and research support for Batten disease, a paediatric neurodegenerative disorder. She is also the Director at Dynamic Thought

She is a doctor of Neuroscience with over 15 years international training and experience in the human brain, including undergraduate studies at the University of Oxford. She holds a BSc (Hons Class I) in Neuroscience through combined studies at the Universities of Oxford and Sydney, and a PhD in Medicine from the University of Sydney. Her award-winning research specialising in cellular and molecular biology of neurodegenerative disease was published in numerous international peer-reviewed medical journals. She has taught at the University of Sydney in the disciplines of Neuropsychology, Neuroanatomy and Behavioural Neuroscience. With an academic research background in cellular and molecular neurobiology of dementia, Ineka has also worked in Federal government as a Liaison Officer, and held senior Medical and Scientific Affairs and consulting roles in the pharmaceutical and not-for-profit industry

Ineka is a highly engaging, authentic and passionate communicator, with a heart for empowering others to live well, think well and transform their lives. Ineka is passionate about raising Batten disease awareness and education, and supporting vital research in this therapeutic area. Ineka lives on the Sunshine Coast QLD with her husband Branden and their two beautiful children, Sebastian and Ariella. She is a part of the leadership team at Anthem Church where she speaks regularly in her fields of expertise. 

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