A real hero and pioneer

Posted: 24 Feb 2017

His research and achievements have been declared as a feat as miraculous as landing on the moon, Alan Mackay-Sim has enabled a paraplegic man to walk again. He is a genuine hero to all Australians and to people throughout the world - disabled or not - and truly deserving of the Australian of the Year Award for 2017.

Listen to Dr Karl explain Professor Alan Mackay-Sim's research which has led to many groundbreaking advances in the treatment of spinal cord injuries.