Neurophysiologist leads USC’s new mind institute

AN academic and medical specialist involved in world-renowned research and clinical practice will lead the University of the Sunshine Coast’s new multi-million-dollar neuroscience facility.  Under the directorship of professor Jim Lagopoulos, USC’s Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute, located at Birtinya, will focus on preventing, treating and curing mental illness.  The three-storey Innovation Parkway building, purchased by USC in 2015 after a generous donation by philanthropists Roy and Nola Thompson, is now being fitted out as a hub for world-class mental health research, teaching and clinical services. Professor Lagopoulos, who has 20 years of experience as an intraoperative neurophysiologist, was the Director of Clinical Imaging at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute for the past five years. His work on illnesses such as bipolar disorder has…


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