Bruce is a consultant neurologist, Head of Stroke and Interim Head of Neurology, Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is a professorial fellow in the Melbourne Brain Centre @ RMH, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, an honorary professorial fellow at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and a fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science. Bruce’s research interests are focused on the imaging and treatment of acute stroke and he was co-principal investigator and medical co-ordinator of the EXTEND-IA and EXTEND-IA TNK multi-centre randomised trials published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2015 and 2018. He is Chair of Clinical Council and a director of the Stroke Foundation and co-chairs the Australian stroke “living” guidelines working party. Bruce has been an inaugural member of the Victorian stroke telemedicine program serving rural Victorians and chairs the Victorian Statewide Stroke Reperfusion Therapy Committee. He co-chairs the World Stroke Organisation Young Stroke Professionals Committee and is the co-ordinator of the National Brainschool training program for neurologists in training.