Discover the Florey
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is one of the largest and highly respected brain research centres in the world.
Our teams work on a range of serious diseases including stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neurone diseases, depression and addiction. A full list of diseases we study can be found here. We are world leaders in imaging technology, stroke rehabilitation and large population studies to improve patient care around the world.
The Florey is the largest brain research group in the Southern Hemisphere
Research of the brain is rapidly gaining momentum as our understanding of the body's most elusive organ evolves. Internationally, populations are ageing and there is a sense of urgency to find causes, treatments and cures for conditions affecting the brain and mind. Our scientists are seeking ways to help people live without suffering and to improve health on a global scale.
The Florey provides scientists and students with world-class facilities and the opportunity to improve lives. We continue to be a world leader in neuroscience and welcome interest from those who might help us in our quest.
State and Federal Governments, major philanthropic foundations and many generous private benefactors have recognised the importance of neuroscience as the final frontier in medical research.
Improving lives through brain research.
To create significant knowledge about the brain
Improving global health; innovation; working together with integrity; sharing our discoveries with our partners and supporters
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is one of the world's top 10 brain research centres. The organisation is the result of four medical research institutes uniting to find cures for brain disease.
News and publications
All the latest news and publications from the Florey including the latest Brain Matters newsletters and annual reports
Meet the leadership team steering the Florey Institute to great heights
Working towards a sustainable future for research, where the Florey grows strongly and independently.
Philanthropic support from individuals, foundations and organisations is crucial to the ongoing research at the Florey.
The Florey recruits world class researchers, both locally and internationally and we engage the highest quality staff to support them.
We welcome potential students from honours level through to Masters and PhD.
Where to find us and how to get in touch at either our Parkville or Austin locations
Brain health affects all Australians.
You can support our research by making a donation or a bequest.