Professor Andrew Lawrence

Professor Andrew Lawrence is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow & Associate Director at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health where he is co-leader of the Mental Health Research Theme and runs the Addiction Neuroscience laboratory. Andrew has published over 250 original articles & reviews, and been cited >8500 times (H index 49).

Andrew was Treasurer of the Australian Neuroscience Society (2002-2008) and is a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society.

He was Senior Editor of The British Journal of Pharmacology (2007-2014) and is currently a reviews editor with The British Journal of Pharmacology.

He is Editor in Chief of Pharmacology Research & Perspectives, Associate Editor of both Neurochemical Research and the Journal of Pharmacological Sciences. He sits on the editorial board of Addiction Biology.

Andrew was recently President of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (2014-16) & is currently a Council member of the International Society for Neurochemistry and a Director of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism.

In 2017 Andrew delivered the Lawrie Austin Plenary lecture at ANS.

Key collaborators:

Gavan McNally, Bernard Balleine, Dan Lubman, Yvonne Bonomo, Alon Chen, Chris Langmead, David Spanswick, Rainer Spanagel

  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    30 Royal Parade


Awards and achievements

2000 Neural Control of Autonomic Regulation Travel Award (American Physiological Society)

2001 Neural Control of Autonomic Regulation Young Investigator Award (American Physiological Society)

2001 The Levitt Visiting Professorship for 2001-2002 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Iowa, USA.

2003 Young Investigator Award, International Society for Neurochemistry.

2005 Young Investigator Award, International Society for Neurochemistry.

2005 Fellowship of the British Pharmacological Society.

2006 Young Investigator Award, Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry.

2007 Honorary Personal Chair, Centre for Neuroscience, University of Melbourne.

2008 Research Society on Alcoholism, Lecture Series award

2009 Australian Neuroscience Society medallion for services to the society.

2014 Cass Memorial Lecture, Dundee University Medical Research Institute

2017 Lawrie Austin Award, Australasian Neuroscience Society

Research Papers

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