Dr Christopher Tailby

Group Head

Heidelberg Campus
245 Burgundy Street
Heidelberg Victoria 3084

Research group
Epilepsy Cognition Group

Headshot_Chris Tailby


Dr Tailby leads the Cognition Group within the Epilepsy Imaging Division at The Florey.

His research centers on cognition in epilepsies, utilising a combination of neuropsychological research techniques and advanced imaging methods. He aims to create innovative approaches for assessing cognitive dysfunction in epilepsies and to devise functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) tools for presurgical assessment of focal epilepsy patients.

Career highlights

Current roles

  • Head, Cognition Group, Epilepsy Imaging Division, The Florey
  • Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist, Austin Health
  • External reviewer for the NHMRC
  • Manuscript reviewer for various journals, including Brain, Human Brain Mapping and the Journal of Neuroscience

Other highlights

  • Awarded NHMRC Project Grant (CIC – New Investigator) for $1.4M to investigate the utility of advanced fMRI methods in identifying the seizure focus in otherwise difficult-to-localise focal epilepsies


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