Professor Robin McAllen
PhD, MB ChB

Robin trained in Birmingham, U.K., completing his PhD in CNS regulation of cardiovascular system in 1973.

Following this, he completed postdoctoral studies on cardiac vagal neurons before medical training, also in Birmingham; MB ChB 1981.

Robin set up his own laboratory in Bristol, U.K., funded by MRC grants and a British Heart Foundation Senior Fellowship. He  was then recruited to a fellowship at the Florey in 1988 and was appointed Head of Systems Neurophysiology Division from 2008-2018;

Robin is currently a University of Melbourne Professorial Fellow and has held Visiting Professorships with the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (1988), University of Lyon, France (2005, 2006). 

Robin's research interests include the central regulation of autonomic functions, with particular emphasis on the vagal control of the heart and the interactions of the CNS and sympathetic nerves with inflammation and innate immune function.

Key collaborators:

A/Prof. Erica Sloan, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Melbourne, Australia.
A/Prof. Tony Pickering, University of Bristol, U.K.
Prof. Julian Paton, University of Auckland, New Zealand 
Prof. Roger Dampney, University of Sydney, Australia
Prof. Wilfrid Janig, University of Kiel, Germany

  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    30 Royal Parade
    Parkville
    3052
    Victoria
    Australia

Awards and achievements

Carl Ludwig award Lecturer of the American Physiological Society 2017

Research Papers

Showing 10 of 139. VIEW ALL

Showing 10 of 139. VIEW ALL

Support us

Brain health affects all Australians.
You can support our research by making a donation or a bequest.

Newsletter

Latest breakthroughs, news, events & more.