Doors open at 6pm. Lecture commences at 6.30pm and will include an interactive Q&A session. Light refreshments between 7.30-8pm.

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Tune in from 6:30pm AEST on Wednesday 15 March.



Professor Roly SussexEmeritus Professor Roland (Roly) Sussex

Roland (Roly) Sussex (OAM, FQA, Chevalier des Palmes Académiques) is an Emeritus Professor of UQ. He has a PhD in Russian and general linguistics from the University of London. He was Professor of Russian at the University of Melbourne (1974-1989), and Professor of Applied Language Studies at UQ from 1989 to 2010.



Professor Pankaj Sah

Professor Pankaj Sah
Professor Sah is Director of the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at UQ and a world-renowned authority on the amygdala, an area of the brain involved in emotional processing. He was recruited to QBI as a founding member in 2003, and was appointed as its Deputy Director (Research) in 2007. He has been Director of the Queensland Brain Institute since July 2015.


Professor Jason Mattingley

Professor Jason Mattingley

Professor Jason Mattingley is Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at UQ. Researchers at QBI’s Mattingley laboratory seek to understand the roles played by selective attention, prediction and decision making in regulating perceptual, cognitive and motor functions in the human brain, in health and disease.


Professor Dhanisha Jhavheri

Dr Dhanisha Jhaveri

Dr Dhanisha Jhaveri is a Mater Foundation Senior Research Fellow. Dhanisha's research group investigates the mechanisms that drive the renewal of neurons in the adult brain, with the view to harness these neuroplasticity mechanisms to promote resilience to and recovery from stress-induced neuropsychiatric conditions.



Parking is available under State Library and the Queensland Art Gallery, accessible via Stanley Place. A flat fee of $17 per entry, per day. Payment to be made on entry by credit card only (Visa or MasterCard).

Public transport

The Edge at the State Library of Queensland is very well serviced by public transport. Please visit the TransLink website for specific information regarding the best route from your location.


The Edge is located approximately 150 m from the Cultural Centre bus stop. Walk down the river-side of the Queensland Art Gallery. The Edge is located 100m on the right.


The closest CityCat ferry stop is Southbank. After disembarking from the ferry, turn right and walk along the river for approximately 600 m. To enter The Edge walk up the stairs on the left located 100m past the Victoria bridge.


South Brisbane train station is located on Grey Street, approximately 250m from The Edge. Exit South Brisbane Train Station on to Grey Street and turn left. Walk down Grey Street to the Melbourne Street intersection and cross both streets to the Queensland Museum. Walk down Melbourne Street past the Queensland Museum and turn left to walk down the river-side of the Queensland Art Gallery. After 100m The Edge will be on the right.

About Celebrating 20 Years: Your brain is on our mind

As part of Brain Awareness Week 2023, Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) researchers Professor Pankaj Sah, Professor Jason Mattingley, Dr Dhanisha Jhaveri with Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex from the University of Queensland will give us an insight into the amazing human brain. The researchers will delve into topics like what we know about attention and decision-making, brain plasticity and the effects of stress on our brain.

The more we understand about the brain, the closer we get to realising its potential and the closer researchers edge towards therapies and treatments that will improve the lives of people worldwide. The brain is our most complex organ, and there is much yet to discover about how it works and what happens when it doesn't. At this event, you'll hear from some of the brightest minds in neuroscience as QBI celebrates its 20th year in research.


The Edge, State Library of Queesland, Stanley Place, South Bank