2017 Sponsors

Professional Development Dinner

The SOBR Network would like to thank the following organisations and institutes for their generous support:


Swinburne University of Technology – School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences brings together Swinburne’s renowned teaching and research capacity in the areas of psychology, nutrition, health promotion, public and environmental health, sport science, biomedical science and statistics. We have four major departments; Health & Medical Sciences, Health Professions, Psychological Sciences and Statistics, Data Science & Epidemiology. The close link between our teaching and cutting edge research gives our students access to the latest developments in their disciplines. Our courses are practical and our strong industry links provide students with a real-world focus to their studies. We also have four major research centres and groups; the new Centre for Mental Health (formerly Brain & Psychological Sciences Research Centre), Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and the Swinburne Psychology Clinic. With over 30 years in brain sciences research we have the state of the art, and one of a kind (in Australia), the Swinburne Neuroimaging facility with MRI, fMRI, fMRI-EEG, MEG, EEG, TMS, and tDCs.

“This technology allows us to detect brain activity much more accurately. As a result we are able to pursue advanced neuroscience research, search for clues to brain function and mental health disorders and gain a much more thorough understanding of brain function.” Centre Director Prof. Susan Rossell.



The Society for Neuroscience Melbourne Chapter

• The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. The Melbourne Chapter is one of the international SfN chapters outside of USA, aiming at advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system among the neuroscience community and the general public.

• We identify and support quality people and ideas via fostering networking, broadening knowledge, providing research outreach opportunities and access to funding.

• Current executive committee members are Drs Junhua Xiao (President), Agnes Wong (Secretory), Peter Crack (Treasure) and Jenny Gunnersen (SfN Representative).

• Further information available at http://sfnmelbourne.weebly.com



Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne

 The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is an extremely diverse faculty comprised of six schools, and a number of departments and centres. For over 150 years the University of Melbourne has been contributing to the health and wellbeing of our society. We train the very best clinicians, work on internationally competitive research issues, and graduate the very best students in all areas of health, medicine and biomedical research. The Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences is renowned for global leadership in health research, policy and practice. We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of our development and a major strength of the Faculty is our ability to work collaboratively with our partners to benefit the community.


SOBR would also like to thank the following: