Associate Professor Simon Lewis

Associate Professor
Brain & Mind Research Institute, Sydney Medical School

M02 - Mallet Street Campus
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9351 0702
F: +61 2 9351 0855

Biographical details

Dr Simon Lewis is an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow who works as a Consultant Neurologist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and is Associate Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sydney. He is the Director of the Parkinson's Disease Research Clinic at the Brain & Mind Research Institute and heads the NSW Movement Disorders Brain Donor program. He has published over 50 peer review papers, 2 books and 2 book chapters and has attracted funding from the NHMRC, ARC and Michael J Fox Foundation to support his research interests targeting quality of life in PD. In addition to this research, he sits on the Council of Parkinson's NSW. He recently led the nationwide 'DASH to the InfoLine' campaign aiming to raise awareness and reduce stigma in PD and is now heading the first trial to evaluate community based Parkinson's nurse specialists in Australia.

Current national competitive grants*


NeuroSLEEP: the Centre for Translational Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology
Grunstein R, Wilson Rajaratnam S, Naismith S, Eckert D, Lewis S, Glozier N, Cistulli P, Wong K, Marshall N, Robinson P
NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence ($2,496,739 over 5 years)


Make up your mind! - Dissociating the roles of orbitofrontal cortex and striatum in human decision making
Hornberger M, Hodges J, Lewis S
ARC Discovery Project ($794,339 over 4 years)


Practitioner Fellowship 1
Lewis S
NHMRC Career Award: Practitioner Fellowship ($428,865 over 5 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney

International links

United States. (Mt Sinai, New York) A/Prof Steven Moore.