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21 September 2020

IHBI's Professor Selena Bartlett is a Group Leader of Translational Neuroscience at the Translational Research Institute and a Professor in the School of Clinical Sciences at QUT's, Faculty of Health.

She is an international investigator in translational neuroscience, being a Chief Investigator (CI) on a number of large multi-investigator translational research grants, in the US and Australia.

In recognition, the Australian Neuroscience Society awarded Professor Bartlett the Lawrie Austin Award for contributions to neuroscience  in 2019.

Professor Bartlett was the Director of Medications Development at the University of California San Francisco, California for eight years.

Evidence of the success of her translational approach is though significant research funding, secured as CI from the National Institutes of Health in the US; and Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council and Australian Research Council. Professor Bartlett has more than 100 high quality scientific publications, including in Cell and PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America). She is completing clinical trials of new therapeutics and novel strategies to prevent and treat alcohol and sugar addiction. 

An ambassador for the organization Women in Technology, Professor Bartlett has received the Biotech Outstanding Achievement award and Biotech Research awards. The strength and innovation of her lab’s research findings to impact public health is shown by regular invitations to speak at International conferences and interviews as a thought leader in public forums such as the World Science Festival and TEDx and in media, including Ockham’s Razor, Good Morning America, ABC News and The Conversation.

Professor Bartlett has presented her findings around the world, for State government, clinicians at Grand rounds, pharmaceutical, biotech and financial companies, high schools and community organisations.

Professor Selena Bartlett


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