The Head of the Melbourne Medical School.
Professor Mark Cook, MD, MBBS, FRACP, FRCP
Professor Mark Cook is interim Head of the Melbourne Medical School.
Professor Cook is Director of Neurosciences and Head of the medical academic node at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sir John Eccles Chair of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and inaugural Director of the Graeme Clark Institute. Professor Cook has extensive experience at the Melbourne Medical School, including as a member of the School Executive.
After graduating from the University of Melbourne with a MBBS in 1983 Professor Cook pursued specialist training. He then completed a MD thesis while working as a Brain Research Fellow at Queen Square, London. Upon returning to Australia, he pursued his interest in neuroimaging and epilepsy at St Vincent’s Hospital.
His research has focused on the development of new and innovative imaging processes, basic cell biology in epilepsy and the neurophysiology of epilepsy. Over the last five years he has made significant inroads into developing therapeutic electrical stimulation strategies for the treatment of epilepsy. Professor Cook’s research has been funded by organisations including the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC).