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Advancing our understanding of the brain to create improved health outcomes

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1 in 3 Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.

Our dedicated researchers are working to change how we diagnose, treat and prevent neurological and mental health conditions.

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Our impact

As a world-leading medical research institute, our expertise, collaborations and world-class facilities mean that our knowledge can be accelerated into impact – finding treatments and advancing clinical practice to improve the lives of people living with brain and mental health conditions.

Our research

Our research encompasses 20+ brain and mental health conditions including anxiety, dementia, motor neurone disease, epilepsy and stroke. We investigate how the brain works, what drives behaviour, find the underlying causes of diseases, and unravel the connection between the body and the brain.

Careers and study

The Florey is a place of excellence, where a diverse group of talented people are drawn together by the shared purpose of advancing brain research. Working and studying at the Florey provides access to unique and rewarding opportunities within an inclusive and welcoming environment.

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