Sarah Spencer

RMIT University

Dr. Sarah Spencer is a neuroendocrinology researcher and professor in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences (SHBS) at RMIT University in Australia. Her main research focus is understanding the brain of obese people, the neurological causes and consequences of diet and obesity. Her work has led to the filing of 5 patents, notably on the use of ghrelin to modify stress in psychiatric illness and mild brain injury, as well as for treatments of the immune system and mental disorders.

She is Associate Editor of the journal Brain Behavior & Immunity (top 7% of neuroscience journals), a member of the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts (Australia’s leading scientific funding body) and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation.