NHMRC R.D. Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellow - Neural Plasticity & Motivated Behaviour Laboratory
Dr Robyn Brown

Robyn Brown is an NHMRC R.D. Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. She completed a PhD at Monash University in 2010 and a Bachelor of Commerce/Science (honours) in 2004 at University of Melbourne. In 2011 she was awarded a Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship from the American Australian Association to go and undertake postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Peter Kalivas in the USA where she contributed to a number of high impact studies investigating neuroplasticity in drug addiction.

The current research focus of her laboratory is investigating the neural mechanisms underlying pathological forms of motivated behaviour such as compulsive overeating and drug addiction. Specific projects include:

Researchgate profile

  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    30 Royal Parade


Awards and achievements

2018 NHMRC RD Wright Biomedical Research Fellowship 
2018 Short listed for L'Oreal Women in Science Award 
2016 Best paper award, Florey. 
2016 Japanese Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award 
2016 Selection for ACAN (Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience) 
2015 Young Investigator Colloquia Award, International Society for Neurochemistry
2015 Travel Fellow, Winter Conference on Brain Research 
2015 Optogenetics School, Standford University 
2014 Go8 Future Leaders Research Program 
2013 Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory School: Cellular Biology of Addiction Course

Research Papers

Showing 10 of 35. VIEW ALL

Showing 10 of 35. VIEW ALL

Support us

Brain health affects all Australians.
You can support our research by making a donation or a bequest.


Latest breakthroughs, news, events & more.