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Dr Rowena Mobbs



Dr Mobbs specialises in cognitive and behavioural disorders, including:

  • Short and long term memory loss

  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

  • Early onset dementia

  • Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders

  • Behavioural and psychiatric disturbance due to neurological disease

  • General neurological disorders such as stroke, migraine and epilepsy


  • MBBS PhD FRACP (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians)

  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences (first class honours)

  • Member of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN)

Dr Mobbs has trained at several Centres of expertise, including:

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital

  • Brain and Mind Centre (Affiliated with Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)

  • Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR)

  • Hanson Institute

Dr Rowena Mobbs has jointly conducted leading research in the field of degenerative changes after spinal cord injury and chronic spinal cord compression, twice being awarded the Spine Society of Australia Research Award.

Publications       (Dr Mobbs née Newcombe)

  1. (Mobbs RE) Newcombe RE, Finnie JW, Leonard AV, Manavis J, Reilly PL, Vink R, Blumbergs PC. Apoptosis in human compressive myelopathy due to metastatic neoplasia. Spine, Apr 2015;40(8) 🔗

  2. Ahmed RM, (Mobbs RE) Newcombe RE, Piper AJ, Lewis SJ, Yee BJ, Kiernan MC, Grunstein RR. Sleep disorders and respiratory function in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Sleep Med Rev, Jun 2015;pii: S1087-0792(15)00077-5. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2015.05.007. [Epub ahead of print] Review. 🔗

  3. Fitzpatrick A, Clark SR, (Mobbs R) Newcombe R, Davis A, Baune BT. Fingolimod exacerbated affective psychosis? Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2013 Apr;47(4):399-400. 🔗

  4. (Mobbs REA) Newcombe REA, Blumbergs PC, Sarvestani G, Manavis J, and Jones NR. Caspase-3-mediated Proteolysis of Amyloid Precursor Protein and the Production of Amyloid-beta in Human Acute and Chronic Compressive Myelopathy. J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings, Nov 2004;86-B: 462. 🔗

  5. (Mobbs REA) Newcombe REA, Blumbergs PC, Manavis J, Jones NR. Apoptosis in Human Acute and Chronic Compressive Myelopathy. Australian Neuroscience Society Proceedings, Adelaide 2003.

  6. (Mobbs REA) Newcombe REA, Blumbergs PC, Manavis J, Jones NR. A Human Study of Apoptosis in Acute and Chronic Compressive Myelopathy. Proceedings Annual Scientific Conference, Spine Society of Australia, Canberra, 2003.

  7. Geall ML, Newcombe RLG, (Mobbs REA) Newcombe REA. The most terrible of all tortures which a nerve wound may inflict. Australian Pain Society Proceedings Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, 2007.

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