• Neurology

Areas of interest


Dr Amanda Gilligan is a consultant neurologist with specialist interests in stroke medicine, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy. She has a passion for teaching, research and new developments in clinical neurology. In the 1990's, as the study coordinator, she launched the first national thrombolysis trial in acute stroke. After neurology training, based at Austin and Royal Melbourne Hospitals, she completed a PhD in stroke medicine with NH& MRC scholarship support. She has held senior roles at Eastern Health and continues her long association with Austin Health in their stroke service.She joined Epworth Healthcare in 2016 as the Director of the new Epworth Eastern Neurosciences Unit, based at Box Hill. She has been pivotal in the development of their Rapid Access Inpatient TIA service. In 2018, she was appointed as Director of Epworth Neurosciences Clinical Institute which oversees neurology, neurosurgery and spinal surgery across 4 Epworth sites, including 43 neurologists, 34 neurosurgeons and 10 orthopaedic spinal surgeons. Epworth appointments: Director, Epworth Neurosciences Clinical Institute Director, Epworth Eastern Neurosciences Unit

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Eastern

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Neurology Network Mebourne

suite 2.02, Level 2
116-118 Thames St
Box Hill VIC 3128


  • acute stroke treatments
  • TIA services
  • brain imaging in acute stroke


  • MBBS (Hons), Monash University 1989
  • BSc, Monash University 1984
  • FRACP 1998
  • PhD, The University of Melbourne 2005

Professional Associations

  • RACP
  • AMA
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • SSA
  • Australasia Stroke Academy

Public Appointments

  • Austin Health