Dr Ian Birchall
BAppSc, MSc, PhD

Parkville Campus
30 Royal Parade
Parkville Victoria 3052

Ian Birchall


Dr Birchall manages the Histology and Neuropathology scientific service.

Over the past 30 years Ian has been involved in diagnostic and research activities in hospital pathology departments, medical device and tissue engineering companies and university research laboratories predominantly in and around Melbourne’s Parkville precinct.

Ian currently manages The Florey’s Neurohistology Laboratory that provides research and diagnostic services to research staff and students, the Victorian Brain Bank, and the Australian National Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease (CJD) Registry.

Ian was instrumental in developing a Quality Management System that enabled the National Dementia Diagnostics Laboratory (NDDL) to obtain NATA pathology testing accreditation for the Alzheimer’s disease and CJD biomarker tests.

Career highlights

Current roles

  • Neurohistologist, The Florey
  • Quality Manager, National Dementia Diagnostics Laboratory
  • Honorary Fellow, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne
  • Scientific member, Animal Ethics Committee, LeMaitre Vascular

Past roles

  • Research Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne
  • Senior Scientist, Bio Nova International
  • Manager, Renal Pathology Laboratory, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Research publications


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