Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim

Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim is the Head of Developmental Psychobiology Laboratory. Her laboratory studies the biology of forgetting and how forgetting processes are unique in anxiety and addiction, especially in childhood and adolescence. She has won numerous national and international awards for her ground-breaking work.  

Jee completed her undergraduate degree at the University of New South Wales graduating with the prestigious University Medal in Psychology, followed by a PhD from the University of New South Wales. After obtaining her PhD, Jee worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the UNSW, and then the University of Michigan before her appointment at the Florey. 

Jee is an active science communicator and has given public lectures at TEDx Melbourne, Australian Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Victorian Science Week, Lyceum club, and City of Melbourne as well as interviews for radio and television.

Jee is a vocal advocate for Women in Science, and has served on the committee for the Florey Committee for Equality is Science.  She was acknowledged for her role as a proponent for women in science in Kate White’s book, 'Building effective career paths for women in science research: a case study of an Australian science research institute'. Kim has completed the National Australian Bank “Realise” female leadership program.

  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    30 Royal Parade


Awards and achievements

2017 Biological Psychiatry Australia Aubrey Lewis Award 
2016 The International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) Rafaelsen Young Investigator Award  
2014 Victorian Young Tall Poppy Scientist Award
2013 International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP) Kucharski Young Investigator Award
2012 Australian Psychological Society (APS) Early Career Research Award
2012 D. G. Marquis Award for Best paper published in Behavioral Neuroscience (American Psychological Association)
2010 UNSW U-Committee Award for Research Excellence in Science 
2009 ISDP Dissertation Award 
2008 APS Prize for Excellence in PhD thesis in Psychology 
2008 ISDP John Wiley Best Poster Award, inaugural
2007 ISDP Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award 
2004 APS Prize for the best performance in Psychology Honours 
2004 University Medal in Psychology 

2015 The Florey Best Review Paper Award
2014 Japanese Neuroscience Society (JNS) Travel Grant ; CASS Foundation Travel Grant ; Federation of European Neurosciences Societies (FENS) Travel Grant 
2013 International Society for Neurochemistry Young Investigator Award ; Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant 
2012 Asia-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry Young Investigator Award ; Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories Workshop Travel Support ; International Brain Research Organisation Travel Grant ; FENS Travel Grant ; Scientifix Award ; Dyason Fellowship ; CASS Foundation Travel Grant 
2011 National Institute of Health (NIH) Travel Award ; Miller Travel Fellowship 
Pre-2011 :; UNSW Postgraduate Travel Scholarship ; NIH Travel Award ; Australian Postgraduate Award ; NIH Travel Award ; Joseph P. Forgas Prize for best performance in Social Psychology

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