Members of the Executive and Council for 2024

The Society has an Executive consisting of the President, Past President or the President-elect, Treasurer, Treasurer-elect, Conference Executive Chair, Secretary and Secretary-elect. The Council currently consists of the Executive plus the Public Officer, seven Australian State Representatives and a New Zealand Representative. All Council members, with the exception of the Public Officer, are elected to their positions and all serve in an honorary capacity.





Janet Keast
The University of Melbourne

Janet Keast




Jason Mattingley
The University of Queensland

Jason Mattingley cropped




Michael Lardelli
The University of Adelaide

Michael Lardelli portrait




Matilde Balbi
The University of Queensland



Matilde Balbi



Jana Vukovic
The University of Queensland


Jana Vukovic 2022 headshot




Steve Kassem
Neuroscience Research Australia

Steve Kassem resized



Conference Executive Chair

Hamid Sohrabi
Murdoch University 

Hamid Sohrabi


Other Council Members



Australian Capital Territory Representative      




New South Wales Representative

Lezanne Ooi
University of Wollongong



LO headshot portrait



Queensland Representative

Thomas Burne
The University of Queensland

 Thomas Burne



South Australia Representative

Lyndsey Collins-Praino
The Univesity of Adelaide

Lindsey Collins



Victoria Representative

Nicholas Price
Monash University

Nicholas Price cropped



Western Australia Representative

Samantha Gardener
Edith Cowan University




Tasmania Representative 

Jenna Ziebell
University of Tasmania

 ziebell head shot for MyLO



New Zealand Representative

Karl Iremonger
University of Otago

Karl Iremonger



Postgraduate Student Representative
(Student Body Chair) 

Alastair Fortune
University of Tasmania

Alastair Headshot



Neuroscience Research Representative

Kristie Smith
Neuroscience Research Australia

Kristie Smith



Public Officer

John Bekkers
Australia National University