It is with great pleasure that I have taken up the position of Director of the SLRC with the departure of Professor Ottmar Lipp from The University of Queensland to take up a position at Curtin University in Perth. Ottmar has done a fantastic job in establishing the SLRC and we wish him all the best in his new position. Fortunately, he continues to play a role in the management of the SLRC as theme leader of the Measuring Learning theme and as member of the Executive.
The SLRC is a big ideas centre, and integration of neuroscience, education and psychology is not easy. Our challenge is to deliver translational outcomes during the life of the centre. At our most recent meeting of Centre researchers in Melbourne, it was clear to me we are off to a good start with most projects straddling the three themes of Understanding, Measuring and Promoting Learning, as well as researchers from multiple disciplines.
Professor Pankaj Sah