Neurolgical Foundation of New Zealand

Official partner to Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week

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Dr Angus McMorland - Click here for more info

Angus McMorland is a neuroscientist interested in how the brain controls movement. His postdoctoral work, at the University of Pittsburgh, involved recording the activity of collections of neurons controlling the arm movements of behaving monkeys, and with the insight from those studies he helped enable the first practical control of a neuroprosthetic arm by a […]

  • University of Auckland
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Dr Liana Machado - Click here for more info

Dr Liana Machado is a long serving member of the Neurological Foundation scientific advisory committee where her expertise in the field of cognitive psychology and neuropsychology is greatly valued. She is also a highly productive researcher and the recipient of several Neurological Foundation grants. Dr Machado’s research investigates the components underlying healthy brain function and […]

  • University of Otago
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Dr Calvin Kai Young - Click here for more info

Calvin Young is a neuroscientist currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Psychology, University of Otago. He obtained his Honours degrees in Biochemistry and Psychology, as well as his Master’s in Psychology at the University of Otago. After spending nearly a decade in pursuit of his PhD in Canada and postdoctoral training […]

  • University of Otago
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Dr Andrew Clarkson - Click here for more info

Dr Clarkson has been blazing a neurological research trail since he was awarded the Neurological Foundation Philip Wrightson Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2006. This work took him offshore for a few years, to UCLA, before a Neurological Foundation Repatriation Fellowship returned him home to a senior research role at University of Otago in 2010. Dr Clarkson’s […]

  • University of Otago
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Professor Donna Rose Addis - Click here for more info

Professor Donna Rose Addis is a cognitive neuroscientist based in the School of Psychology at The University of Auckland where she leads the Memory Lab. She is also the Associate Director of the Centre for Brain Research and a Principal Investigator in Brain Research New Zealand. Professor Addis’ research uses neuropsychological and neuroimaging techniques to […]

  • University of Auckland
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Sir John Kirwan - Click here for more info

The former All Black and 1987 Rugby World Cup champion we fondly know as “JK” became a ‘Sir’ in 2012, joining a mighty list that includes other well-known former All Blacks such as Sir John Graham, Sir Colin Meads, and most recently, Sir Richie McCaw. While JK’s legendary efforts on the field were monumental, he […]

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Professor Sally Merry - Click here for more info

Professor Merry is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. She holds positions as the Cure Kids Duke Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, the Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland and Director of the Werry Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, University of Auckland. Professor Merry’s main […]

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Professor Rob Kydd - Click here for more info

Rob was appointed Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science at the University of Auckland in 1996. He then held senior administrative positions in the Faculty of Medical and health Sciences including Head of the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, acting head of the School of Population Health and Deputy […]

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Associate Professor Maurice Curtis - Click here for more info

Maurice Curtis grew up in rural New Zealand before moving to Auckland to study radiography. After completing radiography training he studied for a Masters of Science degree at the University of Auckland focusing on stem cell transplantation for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington’s disease. Continuing on from this, Maurice completed a PhD […]

  • Director of Human Anatomy, Deputy Director of the Neurological Foundation Douglas Human Brain Bank

  • Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland
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Dr Malvindar Singh-Bains - Click here for more info

Dr. Malvindar Singh-Bains is a Freemasons Research Fellow at the University of Auckland Centre for Brain Research, currently focusing on neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative conditions including Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s Disease. Malvindar has been a top-three finalist in both 2015 and 2016 for the University of Auckland Young New Zealander of the year award for her ongoing […]

  • Research Fellow

  • Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland
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Distinguished Professor Sir Richard Faull - Click here for more info

Sir Richard Faull is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland, and Co-Director of the Centre for Research Excellence “Brain Research New Zealand”. Sir Richard Faull has an international reputation for his research studies on the normal and diseased human brain. He is a Fellow of […]

  • Director of the Centre for Brain Research

  • University of Auckland
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Associate Professor Lynette Tippett - Click here for more info

Lynette completed her PhD and Diploma of Clinical Psychology at the University of Auckland, in 1991. She then spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow, first at Carnegie-Mellon University, then the University of Pennsylvania, before returning to the University of Auckland late in 1994 to take up a lectureship in the School of Psychology. A […]

  • Director of the Dementia Prevention Research Clinic

  • University of Auckland
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Dr Jon Simcock - Click here for more info

Dr Jon Simcock enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a neurologist following his specialist training at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queens Square, London in 1968. He then took up a position at Auckland Hospital, also conducting neurology clinics at Northland and Taranaki Base Hospitals. He retired from his fill-time public hospital positions […]

  • Medical Advisor

  • The Neurological Foundation