Our Vision

Monash University was the recipient of Australia’s largest single philanthropic gift to the field of preventative mental health in 2018. This extraordinary generosity from the David Winston Turner Endowment Fund has enabled the University to establish the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health to undertake ground-breaking research, training and treatment solutions for brain and mental health conditions.

At the Turner Institute, we are actively pursuing three core themes of Developing Well, Living Well, and Ageing Well. We take an inclusive, lifespan and community-based approach to empower all members of society to live well and productively for longer. We achieve this through our world class research, grounded in neuroscience, and through our education programs that train the next generation of brain and mental health experts.

Professor Kim Cornish
Director, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health
Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor

Our Values

At the Turner, our values guide how we approach our research, how we interact and collaborate with others, and how we translate our findings into the community for the good.

  • Inclusion

    All communities will have access to resources that enable them to flourish wherever they are located and regardless of race, ethnicity, income, education, gender, sexuality or cultural tradition.

  • Thriving

    For every person, having the opportunity to live their best lives, to be productive and to live well together.

  • Rigour

    Our discoveries are driven by an ambitious agenda and a rigorous, neuroscience foundation.

  • Innovation

    We bring new insights and data-driven solutions to transform the landscape for brain and mental health.


Becoming the Turner Institute - key milestones