Dr Samudragupta Bora

Honorary Associate Professor

Mater Research Institute-UQ
Faculty of Medicine

Honorary Associate Professor

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Dr Samudragupta Bora is Associate Professor and Director of Early Childhood Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at the University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, USA, and Honorary Associate Professor and Group Leader of Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up and Outcomes at Mater Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland. His research focuses on enhancing the quality of life of high-risk infants, particularly those born preterm, and their families, along with a growing focus on congenital heart disease and global child health. Research studies span two core themes: 1) to develop a better understanding of long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of high-risk infants, and 2) to discover the independent and interrelated roles of neurological and social processes underlying these neurodevelopmental outcomes. In addition to clinical research, he is committed to mentoring the next generation of scientists and clinician-scientists. He has an extensive portfolio of service and leadership at the local and national/international levels to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion in academic medicine.

Dr Bora is the recipient of several awards and honours, including the Erskine Fellowship at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Sister Michaeleen Ahern Medal at Mater Research Institute and the Leader of the Future Award (Academic) Commendation at the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland. He is the immediate-past Chair of the Long-Term Outcomes of High-Risk Babies Subcommittee of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand. He is on the Board of Directors of Barakat Bundle, a non-profit social enterprise incubated at Harvard Business School, USA, to reduce preventable infant and maternal mortality and to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes of children in South Asia.

Research Interests

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Global Child Health
  • High-Risk Infant Follow-Up
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Preterm Birth


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  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Anderson, Peter and Bora, Samudragupta (2024). Neurodevelopmental outcomes following very preterm birth: what clinicians need to know. Neonatal Questions and Controversies: Neurology. (pp. 323-332) edited by Jeffrey M. Perlman and Terrie Inder. Philadelphia, PA United States: Elsevier.

  • Harrington, John W. and Bora, Samudragupta (2018). Autism spectrum disorder. Integrative medicine. (pp. 64-73.e4) edited by David Rakel. Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-323-35868-2.00008-6

  • Bora, S., Batra, K. and Thoibi, P. (2007). The body dysmorphic disorder: how vulnerable are university students?. Mindscapes: Global Perspectives on Psychology in Mental Health. (pp. 458-461) edited by K. Rao. Bangalore, Karnataka, India: National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences.

  • Chandrasekharan, S., Bora, S., Athreya, D. and Srinivasan, N. (2007). Thinking more lowers hand waving: dual task damps hand movements during mental rotation. Proceedings of the 29th Annual Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 857-862) edited by D. S. McNamara and J. G. Trafton. Austin, TX, United States: Cognitive Science Society.

Journal Article

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Dr Samudragupta Bora is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor