About us

New Zealand has world-class brain research expertise. The creation of Brain Research New Zealand (BRNZ) is an acknowledgement by the government and the scientific community of our immense capabilities in neuroscience across the nation. BRNZ draws upon this nation-wide expertise with the formation of a supportive, collaborative and cooperative research group across New Zealand - a move that's so far unprecedented. We bring together multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary knowledge and a passion for visionary research and community engagement that will improve health outcomes for New Zealanders.

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Our Leadership

The Directors are jointly responsible for developing our vision and strategy, driving growth, providing scientific direction, ensuring national cohesiveness, and expanding the science-clinical interface.

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Our Governance

The Board will advise and monitor the activities of BRNZ in accordance with the guidelines for Centres of Research Excellence. Every partner organisation is represented, as well as community, clinical, Māori and business innovation sectors

 

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Our Teams

Our regional neuroscience research centres form the foundation of BRNZ, providing the knowledge, resources and experience required to create a national endeavour focused on a specific area- the ageing brain.

 

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Our Directorate

The Directors are jointly responsible for developing our vision and strategy, driving growth, providing scientific direction, ensuring national cohesiveness, and expanding the science-clinical interface.

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Science Advisory Board

An International Scientific Advisory Board of experts in the neurosciences and neurology has been established to ensure that the activities of BRNZ remain focused on the stated research goals.

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Our Funding

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is responsible for funding tertiary education in New Zealand, assisting our people to reach their full potential and contributing to the social and economic well-being of the country.