About Florey

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is the largest brain research group in the Southern Hemisphere.

Our teams work on a range of serious diseases including stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, motor neurone disease, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, depression, schizophrenia, mental illness and addiction.  We are world leaders in imaging technology, stroke rehabilitation and epidemiological studies.  

Research of the brain and its diseases has gained considerable momentum internationally.  Many scientific and technological advancements have been made, and much of our work has been centre stage.  Our scientific home is a hive of activity with researchers coming from around the globe to work at the Florey.

State and Federal Governments, major philanthropic foundations and many generous private benefactors have recognised the importance of neuroscience as the final frontier in medical research.


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Mission, Vision and Values

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is committed to improving our quality of life through brain research.

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History

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is one of the world's top 10 brain research centres. The organisation is the result of four medical research institutes uniting to find cures for brain disease.

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Our people

Our People

The amalgamation of the four institutes has drawn together leading neuroscientists and created an intense buzz of ideas on which research thrives.

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Our people
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Support Services

The teams in support services assist the scientists in achieving their research goals and continue to grow the Florey's reputation as a leader in neuroscience and mental health research.

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Publications

The Florey has a proud history of community engagement and this is enhanced through publications such as Brain Matters and the annual and research reports.

Publications
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Florey Foundation

Working towards a sustainable future for research, where the Florey grows strongly and independently.

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Supporters

Philanthropic support from individuals, foundations and organisations is crucial to the ongoing research at the Florey.

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EqIS

Equality in Science (EqIS)

The committee for Equality in Science of the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

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Florey Postdoctoral Association (FPA)

The Florey Post-Doctoral Association (FPA) represents all the post-doctoral scientists of the Florey Neuroscience Institutes and Mental Health Research Institute.

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Women in Science Parkville Precinct (WiSPP)

Find out more about the WiSPP initiative.

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