Director of The Florey

The Florey is seeking to appoint an outstanding and dynamic leader to succeed Professor Trevor Kilpatrick in 2024 as the Institute’s next Director.

An inspirational leader of global standing in neurosciences and neurology, the Director will have the vision to lead The Florey from its current strong position into its next era of scientific excellence, international pre-eminence and influence on the world stage.

The Director will lead The Florey’s scientific direction and performance, strategic direction and overall general management of the Institute.

Microscopy facility

Leadership for the future

The new Director will:

  • develop and drive the Institute’s next phase of success, ensuring The Florey continues to be a world leader in neuroscience research (inclusive of discovery, clinical and translation) and mental health.
  • shape institutional strategy and represent The Florey as a compelling advocate with government, industry, donors and the community.
  • drive research excellence and guide the translation of that research into practice, fostering a culture that allows colleagues and innovation to thrive.
Florey staff and students on balcony

The Florey story

Founded in 1960, The Florey is the largest brain research centre in the Southern Hemisphere, with teams of researchers dedicated to building knowledge on a range of neurological and psychiatric conditions. Its expertise, collaborations and world-class facilities translate discovery into treatments and advanced clinical practice to improve the lives of people living with brain and mental health conditions.

With more than 500 staff, and research spanning the four missions of Dementia, Epilepsy, Mental Health and Protect and Repair, The Florey’s goal is to advance humanity through brain research, improving the health and wellbeing of people globally.

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