Clinics & services

Nerve & tendon transfer surgery

Nerve & tendon transfer team

Meet our nerve & tendon surgery team

Our team

  • Stephen Flood - Head of unit
  • Natasha van Zyl - Plastic and reconstructive surgeon
  • Michael Weymouth - Plastic and reconstructive surgeon
  • Catherine Cooper - Occupational therapist
  • Jodie Hahn - Occupational therapist
  • Sarah Armanios - Occupational therapist
  • Bridget Hill - Physiotherapist and research assistant


  • van Zyl N, Hahn JB, Cooper CA, Weymouth MD, Flood SJ, Galea MP: 'Upper limb reinnervation in C6 tetraplegia using a triple nerve transfer: case report.' J Hand Surg Am, 2014 Sep; 39(9):1779-83
  • Cain SA, Gohritz A, Friden J, van Zyl N: 'Review of upper extremity nerve transfer in cervical spinal cord injury.' J Brachial Plex Periph Nerve Inj, 2015; 10e34-e42
  • Hahn BS, Cooper C, Flood S, Weymouth M, van Zyl N: 'Rehabilitation of supinator nerve to posterior interosseous nerve transfer in individuals with tetraplegia.' Arch Phys Med Rehab, 2016;97(6 Suppl 2): S160-8
  • Messina A, van Zyl N, Weymouth M, Flood S, Nunn A, Cooper C, Hahn J, Galea MP: 'Morphology of donor and recipient nerves utilized in nerve transfers to restore upper limb function in cervical spinal cord injury.' Brain Sciences, 2016, 6, 42
  • van Zyl N, Hill B, Cooper CA, Hahn JB, Galea M: 'Expanding traditional tendon-based techniques with nerve transfers for the restoration of upper limb function in tetraplegia: a prospective case series', The Lancet, 2019