Dr Lindsea Booth

Group Head

Parkville Campus
30 Royal Parade
Parkville Victoria 3052

Research groups
Neurocardiovascular Physiology Group
Pre-clinical Critical Care Group

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Dr Lindsea Booth is an Allan and Maria Myers Research Fellow and head of the Neurocardiovascular Physiology Group at The Florey. Her research group is focused on understanding how the brain communicates with other vital organs (heart and kidneys) via autonomic nerves in disease and, using state-of-art genetic engineering techniques, investigating how modifying activity within these nerves can improve outcome. Her research group is embedded within The Florey’s Systems Neuroscience Theme, and is performed in partnership with Florey’s Epilepsy, Protect and repair, and Dementia missions.

At 9.5 years post-PhD (adjusted for career disruptions), her work has been recognised both nationally and internationally, as evidenced by 13 international and 5 national invited talks and has had significant impact as evidenced by 1,600+ career citations. She has had $1.2+ million in funding as Chief Investigator and $6.6+ million as a named Co-Chief Investigator.

Career highlights

Current roles

  • Head of Neurocardiovascular Physiology Group

Past roles

  • Member of The Florey Equality in Science (EqiS) committee
  • Elected secretary for The Florey Postdoctoral Association (FPA)

Awards and achievements

  • 2023–2026 – NHMRC Ideas Grant, ‘Shedding Light on Vagal Nerve Stimulation’ (ID 2019079), Chief Investigator
  • 2023–2025 – Allan and Maria Myers Research Fellowship (CIA)
  • 2023–2024 – NHMRC Cardiovascular Health Mission MRFF Grant (MRF20166098; CII)
  • 2022–2024 – NHMRC Cardiovascular Health Mission MRFF Grant (MRF2016012; CIE)
  • 2018 – William Angliss Charitable Fund (CIA)
  • 2013–2016 – NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Fellowship (APP1054619; CIA)
  • 2013 – Melbourne Early Career Research Grant (CIA)
  • 8 travel awards (>$25,000)
  • 7 awards for Best Oral Communication at both international and national conferences, most recently at the 3rd Optogenetics Australia Meeting, Adelaide Feb 2023
  • 3 awards, including the American Physiological Society Early Career Research Recognition Award 2016

Research publications


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