|Tim Timmermans is the Director of the Australian
Institute. He has been a consultant in Neurological Rehabilitation
for over 30 years, originally studying as a staff member of
the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia,
Tim has worked very closely over the years with his long time
college friend Keith Pennock, who runs Brain-Net (England).
Keith founded the British Institute for Brain Injured Children
of which Tim was a long-running board member.
Chad Timmermans is a Consultant for the
Australian Institute. He has spent many years assisting previous
staff of the Institute with re-evaluations and spent 2003
studying and working with Brain-Net in England, America and
In addition to his training in neurological rehabililtation
Chad is currently studying for his masters in psychology and
has a degree in Applied Science and a post-graduate degree
Chad himself is a graduate of this program. He was born 10
weeks premature and his parents were told that if he survived
he would be brain injured. His parents, Tim and Claire, having
finished their studies in Philadelphia, kindly thanked the
doctors for their opinions, took Chad home and went to work.
The Timmermans family, along with their friends and neighbours,
worked on Chad for four years. To their credit, Chad not only
recovered, but also went on to be an international swimming
and lifesaving champion, an international-level snowboarder
and completed a post-graduate-level tertiary study.