Community partnerships

Inspire Foundation

The Inspire Foundation is a national on-profit organisation that uses technology and youth involvement to deliver innovative programs that are relevant to young people, including Reach Out and ActNow. The programs aim to positively impact mental health and wellbeing by reducing stigma, increasing help-seeking and coping skills, social inclusion, and civic engagement.

Inspire has a close partnership with the BMRI, collaborating on research that explores and evaluates innovative approaches to the prevention of mental health problems for young people.

Southern Radiology

Southern Radiology is an independent medical imaging provider, with comprehensive practices located in the eastern, southern and inner western suburbs of Sydney, including a site at the BMRI, Camperdown. Through a commercial partnership with Southern Radiology, the BMRI maintains a clinical imaging platform, consisting of a GE Discovery 750 whole body 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner retrofitted with sophisticated video presentation, response acquisition, and physiological monitoring systems.

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research delivering world-class research and innovation in nuclear science and technology. ANSTO is responsible for delivering specialised advice, scientific services and products to government, industry, academia and other research organisations. It targets the development of new knowledge, delivery of quality services and support for business opportunities.

The University of Sydney has proudly partnered with ANSTO to conduct research into some of the most serious diseases affecting Australians today. Through the BMRI, scientists from both organisations are using cutting-edge molecular imaging to better understand the complex molecular processes responsible for a range of neurological conditions, like schizophrenia and depression, and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Neural Knitworks

Neural Knitworks is a collaborative National Science Week project about mind and brain health, based on the principle that yarn craft, with its mental challenges, social connection and mindfulness, helps keep our brains and minds sharp, engaged and healthy. Neural Knitworks invites individuals to create textile neurons that can be joined together with others to weave soft sculptural representations of the brain. All creations contribute to a travelling exhibition raising awareness for mind and brain health.