• Dr Oxley is a neurologist interested in vascular systems and electrophysiology. Dr Oxley completed both internal medicine and neurology training in 2013, and continued his clinical training, conducting a stroke fellowship from 2014 to 2015. During this time he was an investigator in the stroke research team led by Dr Bruce Campbell and Prof Stephen Davis that demonstrated the paradigm-shifting efficacy of mechanical thrombectomy in the treatment of stroke, and subsequently published in the New England Journal of Medicine (IF 54). This publication has led to a major practice-shift in the treatment of stroke. His ongoing clinical training was in interventional neurological / endovascular neurosurgical techniques with a fellowship under Dr J Mocco and Dr A Berenstein at Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, New York City. Dr Oxley's academic career commenced midway through medical school with an honors research year in transcranial magnetic simulation and motor cortical systems under Professor Paul Fitzgerald. This culminated in a first author publication in Biological Psychiatry (IF 8). Whilst completing medical school he achieved eight publications with Prof. Fitzgerald’s research group. He commenced a PhD in neural engineering part time while completing neurology training in 2012. The PhD encompassed advanced MRI imaging analysis, hardware device (stent) development, and electrophysiological signal processing. During the PhD he was able to raise over $4 million in research funding and establish the Vascular Bionics laboratory in the University of Melbourne: Australia’s top ranking university. This included substantial funding from the US defense organization DARPA. He raised funds to install an angiography suite in the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, which has been used by multiple groups to conduct pioneering angiography research. His research laboratory now includes two post-docs, two research engineers, 3 PhD students and 4 hon   


Member of

  • Society for Vascular and Interventional Neurology. Member 2010 -
  • Stroke Society of Australia. Member 2010 -
  • Australian New Zealand College of Neurologists. Member 2007 -



Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • Title: Intravascular Neural Interface Design Co-investigators: Oxley T, O’Brien T, Burkitt A, Grayden D, Mitchell P, Opie N Funding source: Reliable Neural Interface Program, DARPA, USA DoD 2012-2013 Period: 2012-2013 Amount: $772,325.44 Title: Commercial Exploration: Intravascular Brain-Computer Interface for Prosthetic Limb Co-investigators: O’Brien T, Oxley T, Grey Innovation Funding source: Research Collaboration Grant, University of Melbourne, 2012 Period: 2013 Amount: $20,000.00 Title: Characterisation of Nitinol for Fabrication of Intravascular Stent Electrode for Novel Brain-Machine Interface Co-investigators: Opie N, Oxley T Funding source: Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Melbourne Materials Institute, University of Melbourne Period: 2012 Amount: $30,000.00 Title: Proof of Concept for Minimally-Invasive Deep Brain Stimulation Co-investigators: Oxley T, O’Brien T, Grayden D, Opie N Period: 2013 Funding source: Brain Foundation Amount: $40,000.00 Title: Proof of Concept for Minimally-Invasive Endovascular Brain-Machine Interface for Robotic Limb Control Co-investigators: Oxley T, Burkitt A, Davis S, Grayden D, May C, Mitchell P, Horne M, Opie N Funding source: National Health and Medical Research Council, Project Grant Period: 2014-2018 Amount: $1,651,685.70 Title: Signal Processing for Novel Brain-Machine Interface for Robotic Limb Control Co-investigators: Oxley T, O’Brien T, Grayden D, Opie N Funding Source: Defence Health Foundation Period: 2014-2015 Amount: $154,823.00    


Education and training

  • BMedSc (Hons), Monash University 2005
  • MBBS (Hons), Monash University 2005


Available for supervision

  • Y