Professor Graeme Jackson

Heidelberg Campus
245 Burgundy Street
Heidelberg Victoria 3084

Professor Graeme Jackson
Professor Graeme Jackson


Professor Jackson is the Clinical Director of The Florey, a neurologist at Austin Health, and a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne.

Professor Jackson’s research is in advanced MR imaging and epilepsy, and the classification and understanding of malformations of cortical development.

He has received the prestigious American Epilepsy Society awards for clinical research (2016) and the named Lombroso award and lecture (2020). He has received the 2020 distinguished research award of Austin Health and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia achievement award for highest ranked practitioner fellow (2008).

In 2021, as Chief Investigator of the Australian Epilepsy Project, Professor Jackson was successful in securing $30 million funding from the FRONTIERS program of the Australian Medical Research Future Fund to help transform the lives of people living with epilepsy, the largest single federal government investment made to epilepsy research in Australia.

Career highlights

Current role

  • Chief Investigator of the Australian Epilepsy Project, The Florey
  • Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Other highlights

  • Ten of his 250-plus papers have been cited more than 200 times, and deal with diagnosing and understanding hippocampal sclerosis, the functional neurobiology of epileptiform events and malformations of cortical development.

Awards and achievements

  • 2020 — Lombroso Lecture, American Epilepsy Society (AES)
  • 2020 — Distinguished Scientist Award, Austin Medical Research Foundation (AMRF)
  • 2016 — Research Recognition Award Clinical Science, American Epilepsy Society (AES)

Research publications


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