Advisory Board

The Advisory Board aims to ensure the MNI is aligned with important trends and provide avenues for interaction with those who might wish to commission or undertake research through collaborative interaction in the neuroscience and related disciplines of research. Board members will have strong credentials in the university, private, public and non-government sectors and will act as advocates on behalf of the MNI.

The MNI Advisory Board will provide advice on:

  • Research directions of themes and projects within MNI;
  • Business strategies to ensure MNI operates consistent with industry best practice, for the benefit of MNI staff and researchers;
  • Stakeholder linkages and improvements to encourage participation and mutually beneficial outcomes for MNI researchers.

The committee meets three times a year.


Professor Liz Sonenberg (Chair)
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Collaboration & Infrastructure)
University of Melbourne

Professor Trevor Kilpatrick
Director, Melbourne Neuroscience Institute, University of Melbourne

Professor Mark Hargreaves
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships & External Relations)
University of Melbourne

Professor Greg Qiao
Assistant Dean (Research)
Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne

Professor Laura Parry
Associate Dean (Research)
Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne

Dr Andrew Milner
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Neurosciences Victoria

Professor Perry Bartlett
Inaugural Director
Queensland Brain Institute

Associate Professor Andrew Metha
Deputy Director
Melbourne Neuroscience Institute, University of Melbourne

Professor Glenn Bowes
Deputy Dean
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne

Professor Bob Williamson
Chief Scientific Officer, Yulgilbar Foundation
Ex-Secretary for Science Policy, Australian Academy of Science
Honorary Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne

Dr Keith McLean
Director Manufacturing Flagship