SAHMRI Mind & Brain


"The impact of diseases of the brain is immense. One would be hard pressed to find a single Australian family that is not directly or indirectly affected by brain disorders, either in the realms psychiatry, such as ADHD, autism, eating disorders, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety, obsessive compulsive, dementia, gambling, substance abuse and alcoholism, or neurology, such as stroke, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, and others."
SAHMRI Mind & Brain


Professor Battersby works closely with Professor Licinio and Professor Ma-Li Wong at SAHMRI Mind and Brain on a variety of Research projects.


Professor Licinio, in addition to being Theme Leader of Mind and Brain and Deputy Director for Translational Medicine at SAHMRI, is also a Strategic Professor of Psychiatry at Flinders and will soon also be appointed Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of Adelaide. Working with his wife and collaborator of 27 years, Professor Ma-Li Wong, also a senior researcher at SAHMRI, Strategic Professor of Psychiatry at Flinders and soon to be appointed Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of Adelaide, they plan to continue to do groundbreaking research that moves the field forward, as well integrating, fostering, and translating into the health system exceptional research in mind – brain in order to improve the lives of South Australians, and also positively impacting on the mental health of the nation and world.



Professor Julio Licinio

SAHMRI Mind & Brain Theme Leader

+61 08 8128 4701

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Professor Ma-Li Wong

Head, Pharmacogenomics Research Program

+61 08 8128 4709

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Dr Rene Pols

FHBHRU Deputy Director

+61 8 8204 4849

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Associate Professor Michael Baigent

Executive Member

+61 8 8204 5237

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Dr Randall Long

+61 08 8204 4916

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Dr Paul Cammell