Associate Professor Brian Owler

Associate Professor
Medicine, Children's Hospital, Westmead

C24 - Westmead Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9687 0716
F: +61 2 9806 0060

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Grants | Publications


Current national competitive grants*


Understanding the mechanisms of development and treatment in hydrocephalus.
Owler B
NHMRC Project Grant ($382,500 over 3 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008


  • Ahmed, R., Zmudzki, F., Parker, G., Owler, B., Halmagyi, G. (2014), Transverse Sinus Stenting for Pseudotumor Cerebri: A Cost Comparison with CSF Shunting. AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 35(5), 952-958. [Abstract]
  • Trinh, B., Ha, A., Mahant, N., Kim, S., Owler, B., Fung, V. (2014), Dramatic improvement of truncal tardive dystonia following globus pallidus pars interna deep brain stimulation. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 21(3), 515-517. [Abstract]


  • Pham, A., Fan, C., Owler, B. (2013), Treating pediatric hydrocephalus in Australia: a 3-year hospital-based cost analysis and comparison with other studies. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 11(4), 398-401. [Abstract]
  • Carlos Chung, K., Owler, B., Dexter, M., Chaseling, R. (2013), Paediatric germ cell tumours of the central nervous system: Results and experience from a tertiary-referral paediatric institution in Australia. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 20(4), 514-519. [Abstract]
  • Dwyer, C., Prelog, K., Owler, B. (2013), The role of venous sinus outflow obstruction in pediatric idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 11(2), 144-149. [Abstract]
  • Malm, J., Graff-Radford, N., Ishikawa, M., Kristensen, B., Leinonen, V., Mori, E., Owler, B., Tullberg, M., Williams, M., Relkin, N. (2013), Influence of comorbidities in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus - research and clinical care. A report of the ISHCSF task force on comorbidities in INPH. Fluids and Barriers of the CNS. 10(1), 22. [Abstract]


  • Hitos, K., New, C., McMaster, J., Cummine, J., Fisher, P., Fletcher, J., Rogers, J., Ng, I., Lim, J., Cree, A., Kam, A., Owler, B., Dandie, G., Dexter, M. (2012), Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in spinal surgery. Proceedings of the 25th World Congress of the International Union of Angiology (IUA).


  • Ahmed, R., Wilkinson, M., Parker, G., Thurtell, M., Macdonald, J., McCluskey, P., Allan, R., Dunne, V., Hanlon, M., Owler, B., Halmagyi, G. (2011), Transverse Sinus Stenting for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A Review of 52 Patients and of Model Predictions. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 32(8), 1408-14. [Abstract]
  • Czosnyka, Z., Owler, B., Keong, N., Santarius, T., Baledent, O., Pickard, J., Czosnyka, M. (2011), Impact of duration of symptoms on CSF dynamics in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. Acta neurologica Scandinavica. 123, 414-8. [Abstract]
  • Wang, D., Nykanen, M., Yang, N., Winlaw, D., North, K., Verkman, A., Owler, B. (2011), Altered cellular localisation of aquaporin-1 in experimental hydrocephalus in mice and reduced ventriculomegaly in aquaporin-1 deficiency. Molecular and cellular neurosciences. 46(4), 318-24. [Abstract]
  • Wang, D., Owler, B. (2011), Expression of AQP1 and AQP4 in paediatric brain tumours. Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. 18(1), 122-7. [Abstract]


  • Chung, K., Charlton, A., Arbuckle, S., Chaseling, R., Owler, B. (2010), Metachronous multifocal desmoid-type fibromatoses along the neuraxis with adenomatous polyposis syndrome. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 6(4), 372-376. [Abstract]
  • Murali, R., Scheithauer, B., Chaseling, R., Owler, B., Ng, T. (2010), Papillary tumour of the pineal region: cytological features and implications for intraoperative diagnosis. Pathology. 42(5), 474-479. [Abstract]
  • Owler, B., Pitham, T., Wang, D. (2010), Aquaporins: relevance to cerebrospinal fluid physiology and therapeutic potential in hydrocephalus. Cerebrospinal Fluid Research. 7, 15. [Abstract]


  • Hansen, M., da Cruz, M., Owler, B. (2008), Endoscopic transnasal decompression for management of basilar invagination in osteogenesis imperfecta. Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine. 9(4), 354-357. [Abstract]
  • Khong, P., Pitham, T., Owler, B. (2008), Isolated neurolymphomatosis of the cauda equina and filum terminale: case report. Spine. 33(21), E807-11. [Abstract]
  • Czosnyka, Z., Keong, N., Kim, D., Radolovich, D., Smielewski, P., Lavinio, A., Schmidt, E., Momjian, S., Owler, B., Pickard, J., Czosnyka, M. (2008), Pulse amplitude of intracranial pressure waveform in hydrocephalus. Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement. 102, 137-40. [Abstract]