Professor Sarah Wilson

Professor Sarah Wilson


Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Life)
The University of Melbourne
Elected in 2019
Citation on election

Professor Sarah Wilson is an internationally recognised expert in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology. Her research program has advanced our understanding of how the human brain underpins our thinking and behavior. She has pioneered music brain research in Australia, showing how music can enhance brain function in healthy individuals, and help recovery after brain injury. She has also described a new clinical syndrome that occurs following treatment of brain disorders, leading to better management of the cognitive, emotional, and social difficulties faced by individuals as they recover. Her work has been awarded multiple prizes and changed clinical practice around the world.

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