Centre Structure

The Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function was funded by the Australian Research Council with contributions from six universities across Australia, one Australian partner organisation, and 11 international partner organisations.


Advisory Board

The Advisory Board was responsible for providing strategic direction and advice regarding all aspects of the Centre’s activities to the Executive Committee, and was comprised of Australian and international members of the neuroscience and broader research community. Advisory Board members had significant experience in collaborations involving multiple large organisations, as well as international research activities, industry, and government engagement. Their support and guidance were invaluable to Centre operations.

Advisory Board Members

  • Prof Lyn Beazley, Chair, Past Chief Scientist of Western Australia
  • Dr Amanda Caples, Lead Scientist, Victorian State Government
  • Prof John Funder, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
  • Prof David van Essen, Director, Human Connectome Project
  • Prof Ulf Eysel, Principal Investigator, Department of Neurophysiology, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
  • Dr Allan Jones, CEO, Allen Brain Institute, Seattle, USA
  • Dr Jeanette Pritchard, Executive Officer, The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation
  • Dr Stella Clark, Executive Director, Stella Connect Pty Ltd

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee oversaw the Centre’s operations and comprised representatives from each research theme, collaborating organisation, and senior Centre personnel. The Executive Committee met monthly.

Executive Committee Members

  • Prof Gary Egan, Brain Function CoE Director, Monash University
  • Prof Marcello Rosa, Brain Function CoE Deputy Director, Monash University
  • Prof Jason Mattingley, Brain Function CoE Associate Director, Brain Systems Theme Leader, University of Queensland
  • Prof Pankaj Sah, Networks and Circuits Theme Leader, University of Queensland
  • Prof Greg Stuart, Cells and Synapses Theme Leader, Australian National University
  • Prof Peter Robinson, Technologies and Techniques Theme Leader, University of Sydney
  • Prof Michael Ibbotson, University of Melbourne
  • Prof George Paxinos, University of New South Wales
  • Dr Glenn Papworth, Chief Operating Officer, Brain Function CoE, Monash University (ex officio)