The Brain Matters


At the very grand Opera House we hosted approximately 300 people to celebrate The Neurological Foundation’s 40th Anniversary in the capital city. Once again our panel was very diverse, with Associate Professor Bronwen Connor, Associate Professor Anne La Flamme and Dr Jon Simcock, and they provided a great range of viewpoints and experiences to engage the audience. Kevin Milne tied it together perfectly as he demonstrated how much he has learned about neurological research throughout this series.

Visit to learn more about the fascinating research funded by the Neurological Foundation and keep up to date with the achievements of our brilliant panellists.

The Neurological Foundation would like to thank everyone who attended The Brain Matters Wellington and also our wonderful volunteers who helped to ensure a great event.

Meet the panel

  • Broadcaster

    Consistently in Reader's Digest Most Trusted People list

    Two time Qantas Media Award Winner for Best Presenter

    Fair Go presenter for 27 years

  • Neurologist

    Medical Adviser, Neurological Foundation

  • Head of the Neural Repair and Neurogenesis Laboratory

    Director, Integrative Neuroscience Facility

    Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland

  • Head of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Programme, Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

    Immunologist, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington