ANS presidency returns to QBI

QBI’s new Deputy Director (Research) Professor Linda Richards assumed the position of President Elect of the Australasian Neuroscience Society at their annual meeting in August 2015 in Cairns, and will become ANS President in 2016.

In a year that has also seen her elected as a fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences, Professor Richards is enthusiastic about the opportunities presented by these roles.

“I see the ANS presidency as a platform for broader science advocacy, and promotion of neuroscience research across Australia and New Zealand,” Professor Richards said.

“The timing of my election to the Australian Academy of Science is quite fortunate.”

“I see the two roles as complementary for promoting science to policymakers and the community.”

QBI has been home to two former ANS Presidents – Professor Perry Bartlett (2000–2001) and Professor David Vaney (2008–2009), while Professor Joe Lynch has also served as secretary (2012–2015).

Courtesy Neuroscience News Winter 2015 Queensland Brain Institute