Support our research

Help us to understand two of the greatest challenges of modern science:
how the brain functions and the prevention and treatment of disorders of the brain.

Our researchers are dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of the many neurodegenerative diseases and mental health disorders which currently account for a staggering 45% of the burden of disease in Australia, including dementia, motor neurone disease, stroke, depression, schizophrenia, and concussion.

QBI scientists devote their careers to the fundamental science behind how the brain functions and how and why things go wrong. Their breakthroughs lay the groundwork for potential treatments—and it all starts with the support of our generous donors.

What your donations fund

Your support helps our researchers solve the major neurological health challenges facing our community

World leading research

Brightest scientific minds

Solutions to global health challenges

Discovery Research Endowment Fund


Find out more        Donate to discovery research

QBI’s Discovery Research Endowment Fund supports scientists exploring the unknown, which will guide new research on finding cures for diseases or improving quality of life.


NFIA Patrons Walk for Charity 2021

3 November 2021 9:00am7 November 2021 5:00pm
The National Fire Industry Association (NFIA) Patron’s Annual Walk for Charity is an annual event and is pleased to be up and running once again in 2021. In 2019, this event raised over $255,000 for the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland and Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF).

Bridge to Brisbane 2021

7 November 2021 6:00am12:00pm
Strap on your running/walking shoes and join Team Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), University of Queensland (UQ) in raising vital funds for brain research at the Bridge to Brisbane on Sunday, November 7, 2021.

Why we give

These donors made a difference by supporting our brain research
Brian Davies, a successful businessman and past-president and patron of the National Fire Industry Association (NFIA), and his wife, Liz, raised over $125 000 for QBI in 2019.
In 2019, The Stafford Fox Medical Research Foundation confirmed its continued generous support to fight stroke-induced dementia (vascular dementia).
Janice Rushworth had never felt so powerless. Her husband Alastair had just been diagnosed with dementia when, as the shock revelation began to settle over their lives, she struck on the awful truth of their situation.

Why we give
Are you a donor or supporter of QBI and would like to share your story? We would love to hear from you!

Talks & tours

QBI’s talks and tours program helps interested members of the community discover more about the brain and neurological conditions. Our researchers conduct tours of QBI’s world-class facilities and also enjoy sharing their research findings through lectures, talks and discussions.

Talks and Tours are designed for community and business groups, and anyone interested in learning more about the brain and the impact of disorders of the brain including dementia, motor neurone disease (MND), stroke, mental health, Parkinson’s Disease and more. 

To learn more about QBI's research you can:

•   book a researcher to talk to your community or business group
•   tour the Institute



Meet the team

Mrs Andrea Markey
Deputy Director (Advancement)

Queensland Brain Institute
Phone: + 61 7 334 66405
Dr Lavinia Codd
Advancement Manager

Queensland Brain Institute
Phone: +61 7 334 63211
Ms Erin Pearl
Advancement Manager

Queensland Brain Institute
Phone: +61 7 334 60542
Ms Jessica O'Brien
Engagement Officer

Queensland Brain Institute
Phone: +61 7 334 66412

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