Medical Reviewers

Dr. Bronwyn Jenkins


North Shore Vertigo and Neurology Clinic

Dr. Bronwyn Jenkins, BMed FRACP, is a consultant neurologist in Sydney, Australia. She graduated from The University of Newcastle in 1995. Dr. Jenkins did a fellowship in Stroke at Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr. Jenkins attended the International Headache Society Headache Master School in Tokyo, Japan in 2013. She is one of the founding members and Co-Secretary for the recently formed Australian and New Zealand Headache Society (ANZHS) which aims to improve management of headache patients in the Australian and New Zealand region. She is involved in the therapeutics and research subcommittees of ANZHS. Dr. Jenkins is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists, International Headache Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain. She works as a consultant neurologist in private rooms at St Leonard’s and Epping.

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Dr. Trudy Cheng

Dr. Shuli (Trudy) Cheng MBBS (Hons), BMedSci, FRACP


Alfred Health

Dr Cheng is a neurologist with subspecialty interest and training in Headache Medicine and Movement disorders.

Dr Cheng graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2007 and completed her neurology training at Barwon University Hospital, Western Health and Alfred Health. She trained with the Headache Service, Movement Disorder Unit and the Acute and Chronic Pain Unit at Alfred Health.

Dr. Cheng is able to manage complex headache and migraine conditions. She believes in improving service delivery and advocacy for headache patients. She is actively involved in the Australia New Zealand Headache Society. She is also a visiting neurologist at Alfred Health. Her current research is in specialised inpatient management of headache.

Dr. Cheng also specialises in management of Movement Disorders. She can administer injectable treatments for chronic migraines and cervical dystonia.

Dr. Cheng can offer consultations in Mandarin.

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Dr. Jason Ray MBBS FRACP


Alfred Health & Austin Hospital

Dr. Ray is a consultant neurologist and headache fellow at the Alfred and Austin hospitals. Dr. Ray completed his undergraduate medical training at Monash University, obtaining his MBBS in 2012. He has undertaken specialty training in Neurology at the Austin Hospital and Alfred Hospital in Melbourne before gaining his current appointment as Australia’s sole Headache Fellow with the Alfred Health Headache Service. Dr. Ray has a particular interest novel therapies for migraine, having recently completed a review of CGRP therapies published with the JNNP, and is actively involved in headache clinical trials. He is passionate about education and is involved in medical student teaching, a pharmacist education series with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, and has completed several articles for GPs. He is currently undertaking a PhD in migraine at Monash University complementing his clinical fellowship at Alfred Health.

Dr. Emma Foster


Alfred Health and Central Clinical School, Monash University

Dr. Emma Foster is a Consultant Neurologist at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, with a special interest in Headache and Epilepsy. In addition to her clinical work, she is an early career researcher at Monash University, and is developing expertise in epidemiological, outcome, and cost effectiveness research methodology. She has published in leading international journals, including Neurology, and has been invited to present her research on the prestigious American Academy of Neurology’s podcast series. She has been the recipient of several grants and scholarships during her PhD candidature including an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship. Dr. Foster looks forward to contributing to ongoing clinical and research efforts to improve the lives of Australians with headache. To this end, she assisted in creating The Alfred Headache Registry, and has been a council member on the Australian and New Zealand Headache Society since 2020.

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A/Prof Richard Stark


Deputy Director of Neurology for Alfred Health, Monash University

As Deputy Director of Neurology for Alfred Health, A/Prof Stark has helped to change the way patients with headaches are treated.

He is the President of the Australian and New Zeland Headache Society (ANZHS). He has held leadership positions in the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists and at the World Federation of Neurologists, where he is active in sharing knowledge and supporting young neurologists’ training. He is also a Trustee and Treasurer of the World Federation of Neurologists.

Dr. Stark has had more than 50 articles published, including recent reviews on migraine management in Australia. He has a busy practice in Melbourne which deals predominantly with difficult-to-manage headache and has extensive experience in managing chronic migraine.

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