Seminars and Events

The seminars and meetings listed below are open to professionals and colleagues of NeuRA staff.

NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum – Friday 11th May

Nutrition, frailty and falls

NeuRA Invited Seminar Series 2018

The NeuRA Invited Lecture series aims to attract leading national and international researchers from all fields of neuroscience.

Date Speaker Position/Institution Topic
Feb 23rd, 2018, at 12:00pm Prof Simon Gandevia Deputy Director, NeuRA Research and reproducibility: Messages from Charles Darwin
March 23rd 2018, at 12 Noon A/Prof Tony Roscioli Group Leader NeuRA Genomics in Neurocognitive Disorders – From Aetiology to Therapy
 April 27th 2018, at 12 Noon  Prof Anne Kelso NHMRC CEO Research funding reform at NHMRC.
 Oct 26th, 2018, at 12:00pm  Prof Sharon Naismith Leonard P Ullman Chair in Psychology, School of Psychology, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney  TBA

Primary contacts

Dr Justine Gatt (T: +612 9399 1812 E:

Dr Tertia Purves-Tyson (T: +612 9399 1649 E:

Dr Jasmine Menant (T: +612 9399 1267 E:

Scientia Prof George Paxinos AO (T: +612 93991094 E:

Dr Ruth Peters (T: +612 9399 1015 E:

Dr Steve Kassem (T: +612 9399 1037 E:


NeuRA, Level 3 John and Betty Lynch Seminar Room

NeuRA Sensorimotor Seminars 2018

The NeuRA Sensation Movement Balance & Falls Research Theme regularly hosts specialised Sensorimotor Control Seminars.

First International Motor Impairment Conference 2018

Professor Simon Gandevia, Deputy Director at NeuRA announced that NeuRA will host the first International Motor Impairment Conference in Sydney Australia. Nov 26th-28th.

NeuRA End of Year Meeting

On Monday 27th of November 2017, NeuRA held the final all staff meeting for the year.

The meeting was an opportunity for us to reflect on the past year and to welcome the new staff joining us.

We were able to celebrate all of NeuRA’s grant funding successes, and promotions, and also award the winners of the NeuRA Publication Prize and Research Assistant Award.


Congratulations to:

Dr Matthew Brodie:  NeuRA Publication Prize (Postdoctoral Category)

Brodie MA, Okubo Y, Annegarn J, Wieching R, Lord SR, Delbaere K. Disentangling the health benefits of walking from increased exposure to falls in older people using remote gait monitoring and multi-dimensional analysis. Physical. Means. 38 (2017) 45-62.

Benjamin Tong: NeuRA Research Assistant Award

Danny Boerrigter: NeuRA Research Assistant Award


2017 has been a fantastic year and we look forward to welcoming 2018!



Workshop on Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

A two day course on magnetic resonance spectroscopy will be held at Neuroscience Research Australia, on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th of November 2017.

APD and CADD Symposium

The joint 11th APD and 6th CADD Symposium will be held at Neuroscience Research Australia.

International Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof Mike Fainzilber, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • Dr Joseph Lewcock, Denali Therapeutics, USA
  • A/Prof Alla Kostyukova, Washington State University, USA
  • Prof Roland Brandt, University of Osnabrück, Germany

APD CADD 2017 Program

APD CADD BDDG Panel Event 1st Dec 2017


  • General registration: $100 (includes BDD panel discussion)
  • Student registration: $35 (includes BDD panel discussion)
  • BDD Panel discussion only (Friday 5-8pm): $30

Registration includes catering for morning tea and lunch on both days.

Registrations now closed.

NSW Falls Prevention Network Rural Forum

The NSW Falls Prevention Network Rural forum is for health professionals committed to preventing falls in older people, it will feature presentations on evidence based interventions as well as highlight current innovative interventions from the local health district and provide information on the leading better value care – falls in hospital initiative.

Symposium of the ANZ Falls Prevention Society and the NeuRA Motor Impairment Program

NeuRA is excited to host the first ANZ Falls Prevention Society and Motor Impairment Program Grant Balance Symposium.

In collaboration with the NHMRC Program Grant into Motor Impairment (Led by Profs Lord, Gandevia, Herbert, Taylor), the ANZFPS are organising a focused symposium to showcase recent mechanistic and experimental studies to improve our understanding of balance control and falls in ageing and clinical groups.

Where: Neuroscience Research Australia, Randwick

When: Monday 4th of December

View the program

Visit the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society website 



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