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Neuroscientist, Lecturer, University of Tasmania

Dr Lila Landowski is a multi-award winning neuroscientist and lecturer at the University of Tasmania, a Director of the Australian Society for Medical Research, a Director of Epilepsy Tasmania, a keynote speaker at Saxton Speakers, as well as a regular guest expert science communicator for the ABC. As a thought leader in STEM and STEM advocacy, her honorary titles include being a "Superstar of STEM," a Patron of Science, a Public Education ambassador for the Department of Education, and one of the Chief Scientist of Australia's "Science Superheroes". Lila has a strong personal focus on community health and wellbeing, making the wonderful world of science more accessible to the community through talks and the media. The TEDx speaker has received accolades including the Premier’s Young Achiever of the Year, an Australian Institute of Policy and Science Young Tall Poppy award winner, was a Tasmanian finalist for Young Australian of the Year, and was recently named as one of Australia’s top 20 Scientists in the Herald Sun.


  • –present
    Research Scientist , University of Tasmania


Australian Institute of Policy and Science Young Tall Poppy 2018; Chief Scientist of Australia Science Superhero 2018; Finalist, Young Australian of the Year (Tasmania) 2016; Premier's Young Achiever of the Year 2015;