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Brain and Mind Centre

“Mental health is not just a health issue, it is a major social,
economic and fundamental policy issue”

Professor Ian Hickie AM, National Mental Health Commissioner

About The Brain and Mind Centre (BMC)

The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre is a global leader in research and treatments for conditions of the brain and mind. In particular, its focus is on conditions that affect child development, youth mental health and brain ageing.


How is BMC achieving its goals?

The team of researchers and clinicians partner across borders and disciplines in pursuit of improving health outcomes.Their work spans pre-clinical, clinical and translational or “bench to bedside” research.It extends beyond laboratories and clinics, pooling a vast collective of expertise, including strong partnerships with industry, government, the community, health care providers and other researchers.These large-scale, multidisciplinary research teams collaborate to find answers to some of the world’s greatest health challenges, including:


  • Childhood development and behavioural disorders such as autism and cerebral palsy

  • Youth mental health, including youth mental health policy, addiction and gambling

  • Ageing and neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

The Brain and Mind Centre takes a patient-centred approach to understand and treat conditions of the brain and mind, integrating clinical practice and research to focus on real world outcomes that can influence public policy and improve health outcomes now and for future generations.

  Professor Matthew Kiernan  

“Using a truly interdisciplinary approach, the Brain and Mind Centre transforms research into innovative treatments for conditions that will impact most Australians at some time in their life.”

Professor Matthew Kiernan, Co-Director of the Brain and Mind Centre

What is Lenity’s involvement?

Lenity is supporting a 5-year research fellowship in the field of neurogenerative diseases. The fellowship is named “The Lenity Research Fellow”.

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