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The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

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Name: Alison Smith

Position: Philanthropy Executive

Email: info@florey.edu.au

Website: http://www.florey.edu.au

Address

Kenneth Myer Bldg 30 Royal Pde

Parkville VIC 3052

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Our Mission / Objective

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is committed to improving lives through brain research. 

Our Services

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is one of the largest and highly respected brain research centres in the world.

Our teams work on a range of serious diseases including stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neurone diseases, depression and addiction. A full list of diseases we study can be found here.  We are world leaders in imaging technology, stroke rehabilitation and large population studies to improve patient care around the world.

Research of the brain is rapidly gaining momentum as our understanding of the body’s most elusive organ evolves. Internationally, populations are ageing and there is a sense of urgency to find causes, treatments and cures for conditions affecting the brain and mind. Our scientists are seeking ways to help people live without suffering and to improve health on a global scale.

Our Beneficiaries

The Florey provides scientists and students with world-class facilities and the opportunity to improve lives. We continue to be a world leader in neuroscience and welcome interest from those who might help us in our quest.

State and Federal Governments, major philanthropic foundations and many generous private benefactors have recognised the importance of neuroscience as the final frontier in medical research.

Projects in Progress

Our teams work on a range of serious diseases including stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, motor neurone disease, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, depression, schizophrenia, mental illness and addiction.  We are world leaders in imaging technology, stroke rehabilitation and epidemiological studies.

Our People

CEO

Professor Steven Petrou,

Leadership Team

Director Professor Steven Petrou

Clinical Director Professor Trevor Kilpatrick, MBBS, PhD

Chief Operating Officer Mr Peter Plecher, B.Bus CA GMAICD

Head, Strategy and Public Affairs Ms Melanie Carew, B.Sc(Hons), B.Bus, GAICD

Head of Enterprise and Innovation Ms Michelle Goldsmith, BSc, LLB (Hons)

Deputy Director Professor Julie Bernhardt, PhD

Deputy Director Professor Graeme Jackson, BSc (Hons) MBBS FRACP MD

Names of Board Members

Mr Harold Mitchell AC

Ms Lyndsey Cattermole AM, BSc FACS

Emeritus Professor Andrea Hull AO, BA Dip Ed (Univ of Sydney) MBA (MBS, Univ of Melb) Hon Doc (Univ of Melb) FAICD FAIM

Mr Mark Jones AM, BA (Hons) (Sheffield), MBA (MBS, University of Melbourne), FCA, FCPA, FAICD, FCA (UK), MIIA (Australia)

Deputy Chairman and Honorary Treasurer
Professor Shitij Kapur, MBBS, PhD, FRCPC, FMedSci (UK), FAHMS (Aus)

Professor Christine Kilpatrick, MBBS, MBA, MD, FRACP, FRACMA, FAICD. FAHMS, DMedSci (Hon)

Mr Ross Oakley OAM, MBA

Ms Sue Shilbury, BAppSc (Phty) MBA Member AICD

Mr Stephen Spargo AM, LLB LLM

Professor Steven Petrou

Number of Employees

600

Registration Information

ABN

92 124 762 027

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Leaving a gift in your will provides a legacy of hope for future generations and ensures that your memory is honoured into the future. The decision to leave a bequest is a meaningful way to contribute towards a better future through brain research.

Bequests of all sizes have a vital role in funding research, to understand more deeply the workings of the human brain and to lessen the harm caused by a range of diseases. Every one of us has known someone or multiple people affected by the diseases that the Florey researches, or even faced these challenges ourselves. Together we can build a healthier tomorrow where these diseases are more intricately understood, and life-changing treatments are available to everyone.  

Once you have provided for your loved ones, choosing to leave a gift in your will is the best way to see this vision come closer to fruition, continuing your legacy and values, while giving hope to future generations.

If you are considering leaving a gift in your will to the Florey and would like to discuss this, please contact info@florey.edu.au or call 1800-063-693

Read more information about leaving a gift in your will:

If you have any questions or want to let us know that you’ve made this very special and unique gift, contact info@florey.edu.au or call 1800-063-693

General Donations

Your gift, no matter the size, can promote exploration and innovation, shape the future of health care help and educate tomorrow’s scientific leaders. You can make a difference, right now!

CLICK HERE to donate online

Major gifts

A major gift is a significant financial contribution that can make a remarkable difference to our work, as they are often donation amounts that can cover a significant proportion – if not all – of the costs for projects of scale and complexity. Major gifts received for a project are a valuable leverage for seeking other sources of funding. You may wish to direct your major gift to specific research areas or, you may also authorise our Director to decide its use for areas of greatest need. We receive major gifts in different ways, through your private ancillary fund, as a personal gift, as a corporate donation or through a trust or foundation.

If you would like to discuss or give a major gift to the Florey, please contact info@florey.edu.au or call 1800-063-693

Other support

There are many ways to support our research and innovation; whether it is organising a community event or dedicating a special milestone to our cause- your contribution will help the Florey bring scientific breakthroughs to light.

Organise your own community fundraising event

If you would like to do some community fundraising you can help us to buy new equipment, provide scholarships, and support scientists in the laboratories. You can get behind us by entering a sporting event or taking on a personal challenge and asking friends and colleagues to sponsor you. You can also organise an event, encouraging payroll giving at your work, or suggest the Florey as a charity to benefit from fundraising at your workplace. Complete this form to register your interest.

Dedicate a momentous event

A donation to the Florey can be a great way to celebrate and remember a special person’s life. You can call us on 1800 063 693 to arrange for donation envelopes to be mailed to you or the funeral home. You can also make memorial donations through the online form, just select Tribute gift, in memoriam and name of the person you wish to be remembered.

Another popular way to donate is in lieu of birthday gifts if you are celebrating a milestone birthday. If you’d like to ask friends and family to donate in lieu of birthday gifts, direct them to the donate now section on our website, or you can call us on 1800 063 693 to arrange for donation envelopes to be mailed to you.

You are also able to set up your own special occasion donation fund for a special occasion such as your wedding or engagement. Simply set it up online.

Work with us

The Florey recruits world class researchers, both locally and internationally and we engage the highest quality staff to support them. Our reputation for innovative research and our position as the leading brain research group in the Southern hemisphere attracts the best and brightest.

If you are interested in joining our team please take a look at current opportunities on the careers section of our website. 

Volunteer with us

We are unable to offer volunteer positions at this time. 

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is committed to improving lives through brain research. 

Our Services

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is one of the largest and highly respected brain research centres in the world.

Our teams work on a range of serious diseases including stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neurone diseases, depression and addiction. A full list of diseases we study can be found here.  We are world leaders in imaging technology, stroke rehabilitation and large population studies to improve patient care around the world.

Research of the brain is rapidly gaining momentum as our understanding of the body’s most elusive organ evolves. Internationally, populations are ageing and there is a sense of urgency to find causes, treatments and cures for conditions affecting the brain and mind. Our scientists are seeking ways to help people live without suffering and to improve health on a global scale.

Our Beneficiaries

The Florey provides scientists and students with world-class facilities and the opportunity to improve lives. We continue to be a world leader in neuroscience and welcome interest from those who might help us in our quest.

State and Federal Governments, major philanthropic foundations and many generous private benefactors have recognised the importance of neuroscience as the final frontier in medical research.

Projects in Progress

Our teams work on a range of serious diseases including stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, motor neurone disease, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, depression, schizophrenia, mental illness and addiction.  We are world leaders in imaging technology, stroke rehabilitation and epidemiological studies.

Our People

CEO

Professor Steven Petrou,

Leadership Team

Director Professor Steven Petrou

Clinical Director Professor Trevor Kilpatrick, MBBS, PhD

Chief Operating Officer Mr Peter Plecher, B.Bus CA GMAICD

Head, Strategy and Public Affairs Ms Melanie Carew, B.Sc(Hons), B.Bus, GAICD

Head of Enterprise and Innovation Ms Michelle Goldsmith, BSc, LLB (Hons)

Deputy Director Professor Julie Bernhardt, PhD

Deputy Director Professor Graeme Jackson, BSc (Hons) MBBS FRACP MD

Names of Board Members

Mr Harold Mitchell AC

Ms Lyndsey Cattermole AM, BSc FACS

Emeritus Professor Andrea Hull AO, BA Dip Ed (Univ of Sydney) MBA (MBS, Univ of Melb) Hon Doc (Univ of Melb) FAICD FAIM

Mr Mark Jones AM, BA (Hons) (Sheffield), MBA (MBS, University of Melbourne), FCA, FCPA, FAICD, FCA (UK), MIIA (Australia)

Deputy Chairman and Honorary Treasurer
Professor Shitij Kapur, MBBS, PhD, FRCPC, FMedSci (UK), FAHMS (Aus)

Professor Christine Kilpatrick, MBBS, MBA, MD, FRACP, FRACMA, FAICD. FAHMS, DMedSci (Hon)

Mr Ross Oakley OAM, MBA

Ms Sue Shilbury, BAppSc (Phty) MBA Member AICD

Mr Stephen Spargo AM, LLB LLM

Professor Steven Petrou

Number of Employees

600

Registration Information

ABN

92 124 762 027

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Leaving a gift in your will provides a legacy of hope for future generations and ensures that your memory is honoured into the future. The decision to leave a bequest is a meaningful way to contribute towards a better future through brain research.

Bequests of all sizes have a vital role in funding research, to understand more deeply the workings of the human brain and to lessen the harm caused by a range of diseases. Every one of us has known someone or multiple people affected by the diseases that the Florey researches, or even faced these challenges ourselves. Together we can build a healthier tomorrow where these diseases are more intricately understood, and life-changing treatments are available to everyone.  

Once you have provided for your loved ones, choosing to leave a gift in your will is the best way to see this vision come closer to fruition, continuing your legacy and values, while giving hope to future generations.

If you are considering leaving a gift in your will to the Florey and would like to discuss this, please contact info@florey.edu.au or call 1800-063-693

Read more information about leaving a gift in your will:

If you have any questions or want to let us know that you’ve made this very special and unique gift, contact info@florey.edu.au or call 1800-063-693

General Donations

Your gift, no matter the size, can promote exploration and innovation, shape the future of health care help and educate tomorrow’s scientific leaders. You can make a difference, right now!

CLICK HERE to donate online

Major gifts

A major gift is a significant financial contribution that can make a remarkable difference to our work, as they are often donation amounts that can cover a significant proportion – if not all – of the costs for projects of scale and complexity. Major gifts received for a project are a valuable leverage for seeking other sources of funding. You may wish to direct your major gift to specific research areas or, you may also authorise our Director to decide its use for areas of greatest need. We receive major gifts in different ways, through your private ancillary fund, as a personal gift, as a corporate donation or through a trust or foundation.

If you would like to discuss or give a major gift to the Florey, please contact info@florey.edu.au or call 1800-063-693

Other support

There are many ways to support our research and innovation; whether it is organising a community event or dedicating a special milestone to our cause- your contribution will help the Florey bring scientific breakthroughs to light.

Organise your own community fundraising event

If you would like to do some community fundraising you can help us to buy new equipment, provide scholarships, and support scientists in the laboratories. You can get behind us by entering a sporting event or taking on a personal challenge and asking friends and colleagues to sponsor you. You can also organise an event, encouraging payroll giving at your work, or suggest the Florey as a charity to benefit from fundraising at your workplace. Complete this form to register your interest.

Dedicate a momentous event

A donation to the Florey can be a great way to celebrate and remember a special person’s life. You can call us on 1800 063 693 to arrange for donation envelopes to be mailed to you or the funeral home. You can also make memorial donations through the online form, just select Tribute gift, in memoriam and name of the person you wish to be remembered.

Another popular way to donate is in lieu of birthday gifts if you are celebrating a milestone birthday. If you’d like to ask friends and family to donate in lieu of birthday gifts, direct them to the donate now section on our website, or you can call us on 1800 063 693 to arrange for donation envelopes to be mailed to you.

You are also able to set up your own special occasion donation fund for a special occasion such as your wedding or engagement. Simply set it up online.

Work with us

The Florey recruits world class researchers, both locally and internationally and we engage the highest quality staff to support them. Our reputation for innovative research and our position as the leading brain research group in the Southern hemisphere attracts the best and brightest.

If you are interested in joining our team please take a look at current opportunities on the careers section of our website. 

Volunteer with us

We are unable to offer volunteer positions at this time. 

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