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Gregory L. Willis
Dr. Gregory Willis, A.A. (S.U.N.Y.), B.A. (S.U.N.Y.), PhD (La Trobe). M.A.P.S. Dr. Willis was trained in the neurosciences as a physiological psychologist undertaking university training at the State University of New York from where he was awarded his bachelor’s degree. He read for his PhD while undertaking collaborative research at La Trobe University School of Behavioural Science and Melbourne University Department of Zoology dealing with various aspects of Parkinson’s disease. He undertook postdoctoral work at La Trobe University Department of Psychology and has been affiliated with Monash University Department of Psychiatry for more than 30 years in areas dealing with neuropsychiatric disease, various forms of anorexia and drug addiction. He has been involved in drug development and the innovation of non-invasive treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders for the past 16 years. He is an active member of the Australian Psychological Society and is on the Board of The Australasian Chronobiology Society. He is the Director of the Bronowski Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience in administration, the practice of basic science, and is the director of the Bronowski Clinic.
Ms. Cleo Moore is a Research Scholar and a Research Assistant at the Bronowski Institute and is partaking in an accelerated research training program. She is currently undertaking university study to further her education in physiological psychology and the neurosciences and is a fully qualified Yoga instructor with ongoing interest in stress reduction and relaxation therapies. She provides valuable input into the physiological effects of stress and methods of stress reduction for patients with neurological disorders that attend the Bronowski Clinic. Cleo is also a professional photographer and videographer with extensive experience in using these skills in assessing patients attending the Bronowski Clinic and in laboratory studies.
Stuart M. Armstrong
Professor Stuart Armstrong, BSc (London), PhD (La Trobe), M.A.P.S., was Reader and Associate Professor of Psychology at La Trobe University, then Professorial Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University. He has worked on rodent hypothalamic hunger and thirst mechanisms, then on circadian clocks in rodents and Australian marsupials. He and his group pioneered the work describing how melatonin entrains the mammalian circadian pacemaker (SCN), acting as an internal zeitgeber and a chronobiotic for combating jet lag. He has also worked in research institutes in Germany and the United States, and has consulted for International pharmaceutical companies on the therapeutic efficacy of melatonin analogues. He is a Professorial Fellow at the Bronowski Institute and runs programmes for the behavioural management of sleep disorders at the Epworth and Austin hospitals in Melbourne.
Published Online: 2012-06-20
Published in Print: 2012-08-01