Australian Chapter



What comes to mind when you hear “Australia”?  Is it kangaroos, koalas, the Great Barrier Reef, surfing and Pavlova, or perhaps sharks, crocodiles, deadly spiders and snakes? You can now add another association to the list - OHBM Australian chapter.

The goal of the newly formed Australian Chapter is to unite and invigorate the neuroimaging community in Australia.  Our members come from a variety of universities and research institutes around the country – Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide – working in the fields of fundamental and clinical neuroscience. We aim to further promote scientific communication and outreach through organising lectures, colloquia, workshops, conferences, and social/networking events throughout Australia. We strive to maintain current and form new networks of regional and international collaborations across all disciplines of neuroscience and neuroimaging. OHBM has once been hosted in Melbourne - in 2008. Our ambition is to welcome OHBM community in Australia again in the next few years.

We welcome our members and other interested researchers around the world to watch the calendar of our events and join our activities.

View the Australian Chapter website here.


Adeel Razi - Chair
Andrew Zalesky- Chair-Elect
Kiley Seymour - Secretary
Amanda Robinson - Secretary-Elect
Brandon Munn - Treasurer
Claire O'Callaghan - Treasurer-Elect

ECR Members:
Thomas Shaw
Eli Muller
Emillie Beyer
Hollie Byrne
Xuqian Li
Alexander Holmes

ECR And Student-Members Elect:
Sina Mansour
Natasha Taylor
Matthew Greaves
Priscila Thalenberg Levi



The Australian chapter of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) was launched in 2018 to identify out collective strengths and integrate our innovative brain imaging research.
In 2019,
the annual meeting will be hosted by The University of Newcastle, at the
Hunter Medical Research Institute.

The meeting will be held across two days (Thursday 17th and Friday 18th October 2019) with a conference dinner held on Thursday night at the beautiful Merewether Surfhouse. An exciting
workshop will also be held on Wednesday 16 October. The program has been coordinated to allow interstate arrivals and departures on the first and final day of the meeting.

The meeting features international key note speaker Sarah Garfinkel (UK) and two Australian keynote speakers - Alex Fornito (Monash) and Amy Brodtmann (the Florey).

In addition to our keynote and invited speakers, we welcome abstracts for contribution and poster sessions.

The meeting will also highlight an ECR session and a free ECR networking breakfast.

A lively debate will also consider the pros and cons of models versus machine learning.

The Program will incorporate social and networking activities, including an ECR workshop,
Dinner at the Merewether Surfhouse, Networking Barbeque and ECR Breakfast at HMRI.
The agenda for the event is available here.

Registrations are now open, click here to register via EventBrite.

Early Career Researcher (ECR) activities include:

  • Free network ECR breakfast  - included in Conference registration
  • ECR blitz (oral session)
  • Poster session
  • Conference Dinner - register separately (not included in Conference registration).
  • Closing BBQ

For more information including Accommodation options and Parking, please refer to Eventbrite registration page.

OHBM Australia - Hunter NeuroImaging is proudly sponsored by  The Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle; Centre for Brain & Mental Health Research, University of Newcastle; Siemens Healthineers, Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Australian Research Council and Cirrus Medical.

1st Australian Chapter Symposium
October 12, 2018
Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

The inaugural OHBM Australian Chapter symposium will feature lectures from experts in brain mapping on the latest research happening across the Australian and global communities. 

Abstract submissions for presentation at the meeting are invited covering all areas of neuroimaging.  The abstract submission deadline has been set for Monday, August 13, 2018 at 5pm.  Please send your abstract using this template to Gabrielle Jean (

Please visit our event site for registration and program information:

For registration, abstract submission, or general symposium information, please contact Gabrielle Jean (

Australian Connectome School 2018

May 31, 2018

University of Melbourne

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

The inaugural Australian Connectome School took place at the University of Melbourne in May 31. Photos from the workshop can be found here:


Further details about the workshop can be found here: