Elie Gottlieb is a second-year PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne and Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health in Melbourne, Australia. He is a recipient of the Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS, fee-remission) working within A/Prof Amy Brodtmann’s clinical cognitive neuroscience laboratory and vascular neurodegeneration laboratory. His dissertation is examining the neuroimaging correlates of sleep architectural and circadian dysfunction after human ischaemic stroke using MRI, polysomnography, and urinary melatonin assay. 


His pre-doctoral research focused on human sleep and circadian dysfunction in both pathological and healthy populations. His undergraduate research investigating the potential for blue-light spectra to phase delay circadian rhythms was awarded the Maria R. Ruiz Award for outstanding research in psychology. This recognition was accompanied with a first-place award at the Southeastern Psychological Association for top undergraduate research and abstract for a follow-up study investigating the impact of blue-light inhibition on melatonin suppression and sleep architecture.

Upon completion of his undergraduate bachelor’s degree, Elie worked with Johnson & Johnson as a Research Specialist on a landmark longitudinal neuroepidiomiological study, The Lake Nona Life Project.

In 2016, Elie continued his industry work as Assistant Research Coordinator for the Lake Nona Life Project where he spearheaded the development of a novel intervention-based sleep study alongside the Johnson & Johnson Scientific Advisory Board, Lake Nona Institute, and Tavistock Development Company.

  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Austin
    245 Burgundy Street
    Heidelberg
    VIC 3084

Awards and achievements

-College of Arts and Sciences President’s & Dean’s List, Rollins College
-Dean’s Excellence in Psychology Research Grant, Rollins College
-Phi Eta Sigma & National Society of Collegiate Scholar Award Invitee, Rollins College
-Scholarship for High-Impact Research, Rollins College
-Southeastern Psychological Association Undergraduate Research Award, Rollins College
-Maria R. Ruiz Award Research Award in Psychology, Rollins College
-Melbourne International Research Scholarship Fee-Remission, University of Melbourne

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