Murat Yücel

WP2 Co-lead

Professor Murat Yücel is the Program Director of Mental Health and Neuroscience and Group Leader of the Cognitive Fitness Laboratory at QIMR Berghofer. He is an AHPRA registered Clinical Neuropsychologist. Professor Murat Yücel brings three decades of experience at the forefront of mental health and neuroscience research, with a particular focus on addiction and mental health. His work has resulted in: i) the creation of BrainPark®, a one-of-a-kind translational research facility dedicated to innovative approaches to benchmark, improve, and optimise brain health, ii) the development of a gamified digital tools for assessing cognitive and brain function, iii) a virtual reality (VR) platform for delivering exposure/response prevention for OCD and addictive behaviours, iv) clinical trials in Lifestyle Medicine that focus on the neural and cognitive effects of physical exercise and mindfulness meditation, and v) clinical trials of Psychedelic Medicine that focus on the cognitive and mental health effects of psilocybin and MDMA.