Doctor Robyn Brown
Robyn Brown is an NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne. She completed a PhD at Monash University in 2010 and a Bachelor of Commerce/Science (honours) in 2004 at University of Melbourne. In 2011 was awarded a Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship from the American Australian Association to go and undertake postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Peter Kalivas in the USA where she contributed to a number of high impact studies investigating neuroplasticity in drug addiction. Her current research focus is investigating the neural mechanisms underlying addictive disorders such as drug addiction and pathological over-eating (‘food addiction’) using a combination of techniques including behavioural pharmacology, optogenetics and electrophysiology.