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Neuroscientist, Lecturer, University of Tasmania

Dr Lila Landowski is a neuroscientist, science communicator and science advocate. She is the 2015 Premier's Young Achiever of the Year, a finalist for Young Australian of the Year (Tasmania) in 2016, and an AIPS Young Tall Poppy in 2018. Lila is currently investigating nerve regeneration and stroke. She trained at the Mayo Clinic to cement her status as an emerging leader in the field of peripheral nerve injury. Lila regularly engages with the community through science segments on ABC radio, public talks and in print and digital media. She taught into courses at the University of Tasmania for eight years, working across various subjects for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Medical Research, Biotechnology, Pharmacy and Science students; as well as coordinating units in the Bachelor of Dementia Care.


  • –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;