Simon KillcrossA warm welcome to the website for Brain Sciences UNSW.

Established in 2005, Brain Sciences UNSW aims to facilitate cross-disciplinary research to enhance understanding of normal and abnormal brain functioning. Disorders of brain functioning, as manifest in mental illness and neurological disorders, comprise one of the leading causes of disease disability and burden in Australia and worldwide.

Brain Sciences UNSW is a research Institute comprised of researchers from the basic neurosciences, psychiatry, psychology, drug and alcohol, neurology, neurosurgery, biomedical engineering and mathematics. Its constituent members are based in the Faculties of Medicine, Science and Engineering, and a number of UNSW-affiliated independent research institutes (Neuroscience Research Australia, Black Dog Institute and the Garvan Institute for Medical Research).

Professor Simon Killcross
Convenor, Brain Sciences UNSW


Steering Committee

Representing the cross-Faculty and Institute interests of Brain Sciences UNSW

Member Representing
Professor Peter Lovibond Presiding Dean’s representative
Professor Simon Killcross Convenor of Brain Sciences UNSW
Scientia Professor Nigel Lovell Faculty of Engineering representative
Scientia Professor Phil Mitchell AM Faculty of Medicine representative
Professor Rick Richardson Faculty of Science representative
Professor Peter Schofield Affiliated (external) Institute representative