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The Hon Gabrielle Upton joins the Florey Board

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The Florey is pleased to announce the appointment of the Hon Gabrielle Upton to its Board of Directors. 

Ms Upton has had a distinguished career as a lawyer, banker, government minister and university Deputy Chancellor. 

She was New South Wales’ first female Attorney General, is a Board Member of Netball Australia, and serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence of Quantum Biotechnology.  

The Florey’s Board Chair, Mr Martin Adams, welcomed Ms Upton to the Board.   

“Gabrielle is a leader who brings a wealth of experience to The Florey. She has extensive knowledge of medical research, neuroscience and higher education, having previously served on the board of Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and as Deputy Chancellor of the University of New South Wales,” Mr Adams said. 

“The Florey is building momentum, working at the frontier of neuroscience and mental health. Our work is transforming lives and communities here in Australia and around the world. It’s an exciting time for Gabrielle to be joining the Florey, and we are delighted to have her as a member of the Board. 

Ms Upton said she was excited to join The Florey board.  

“The Florey has a distinguished history and bright future finding the causes and cures for diseases affecting the brain – the least understood part of our body. I particularly look forward to supporting its work to improve the lives of people living with brain and mental health conditions,” she said.


About us:

The Florey is Australia’s leading brain research institute with a focus on improving the lives of people with neurological and psychiatric conditions. The Florey’s research missions are centred around dementiaepilepsymental health and developing ways to protect and repair the brain. These missions are strengthened by The Florey’s expertise in neurotherapeutics, neuroimaging, synaptic biology and systems neuroscience. With 600 researchers, The Florey is the largest research centre of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

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