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Our experts in the media

Our researchers and centre leadership team regularly appear in the media, offering their opinions and expert advice. We actively promote brain and mind science and engage in academic debates on issues that affect our communities.



  • Radio National's All In The Mind, and Radio National (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide and Darwin) interviewed Professor Ian Hickie on the Australian Genetics of Depression study.
  • Associate Professor Muireann Irish wrote a NatureJobs blog post reflecting on the L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science program, celebrating diversity in science.
  • Professor Sharon Naismith discusses dementia and keeping the aging brain healthy on the Good Thinking podcast.
  • Associate Professor Michael Valenzuela contributed to a University of Sydney '6 ways men can take better care of their health' story for Men's Health Week.
  • ABC Radio Sydney and ABC Central Coast (Erina) interviewed Professor Ian Hickie about the fear of terrorism, the fear of needles, the fear of rats, natural vocations, anxiety, food fears, and training one's brain against fear, in the continuing regular segment 'Midweek Conference with Dr Ian Hickie'.


  • Radio National (Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide and Darwin) played a recorded discussion with Professor Muireanne Irish about how memory works.
  • The Huffington Post featured Professor Muirenne Irish in its discussion about the important of taking time out.
  • SciMex reported a new discovery that may offer hope to Parkinson's disease patients.
  • ABC (Hobart, Darwin, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Regional Queensland, Regional Victoria, Regional NSW and Albany) and The Drum had Professor Ian Hickie on a panel discussion about state enquiries.
  • 5AA Adelaide interviwed Professor Ian Hickie about children choosing vocations, and youth mental health.
  • Professor Ian Hickie wrote a column in the Sydney Morning Herald on patient seclusion in psychiatric hospitals.
  • Channel 10, WIN, Southern Cross Cairns, and West Digital Television's The Project interviewed Professor Ian Hickie about a mental health patient dying at the Lismore Base Hospital. Professor Hickie also appeared in further interviews on Sky News.
  • Sebastian Rosenberg writes for the Daily Bulletin and The Conversation on mental health funding in the 2017 federal budget.
  • Professor Matthew Kiernan appeared on his ABC Radio Sydney regular segment Waiting Room, speaking about motor neurone diseases.
  • Professor Ian Hickie appeared on 2MCE (Orange) and other stations, arguing that the Australian health system needs serious reform.
  • The Senior promoted dementia seminars led by Professor Sharon Naismith and postdoctoral research fellow Dr Shantel Duffy.


  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Ian Hickie on The World Today, discussing Australia's mental health network needing a desperate change.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald reported on the MCA's partnership with the Brain and Mind Centre for the three-year Artful program, assisting people with dementia and their carers through creative engagement with contemporary art.
  • The British Journal of Pharmacology published an article on neuroinflammation.
  • Professor Ian Hickie was interviewed on the ABC News about the joint report from Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute, finding that nearly one in four Australian teenagers meets the criteria for having a probably serious mental issue.
  • The Maitland Mercury promoted a free seminar by Alzheimer's Australia NSW on living well with dementia, with Professor Sharon Naismith on the panel.
  • The Weekend Australian features Professor Muireann Irish describing Professor Michelle Simmons' drive and passion.
  • ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Professor Ian Hickie about the causes and treaments for depression.
  • 2SM Sydney and other stations interviewed Ian Hickie about his study looking into the genetic architecture of clinical depression.
  • Triple J, ABC Radio Canberra, Cruise Adelaide, 2SM Sydney, MIX FM 102.3 Adelaide, and others called for volunteers for the Brain and Mind Centre's global study into clinical depression.

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