DR Scott Kolbe

DR Scott Kolbe


  • Brain Connectivity
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Vision



  • I am a neuroscience researcher specialising magnetic resonance brain imaging. I lead a small team of research students and staff aiming to better characterise, monitor and predict disease progression in neurological and neurodegenerative conditions. We are developing new ways to study brain pathology and pathophysiology using advanced MRI methods including diffusion, functional and sodium MRI for both clinical and ultra-high field 7 Tesla research MRI systems. I am co-author of 30 peer reviewed manuscripts, have been invited to speak nationally and internationally over 20 times, am recipient of over $1.2M in personal and project support, and devoted considerable time to institutional service activities such as early career researcher networks and the SAGE Gender Equity Pilot program.   


Member of

  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. General Member 2008 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2010
  • BSci (Hon), University of Melbourne 2001

Awards and honors

  • NHMRC Fellowship, 2012
  • Steven Reingold Award, National MS Society (USA), 2010
  • Harold Mitchell Prize, Harold Mitchell Foundation, 2008



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am currently looking for Masters/PhD students with an interest in computational neuroscience and neuroimaging. Students are required to be highly curious, self motivated, collaborative and colleagiate, have H1 GPA (minimum for a graduate research scholarship), and have relatively advanced computer literacy with at least basic to intermediate mastery of an analytical programming language such as MATLAB, R or Python. Individual projects are negotiable so please approach me if you have an idea that involves MRI, particularly in the context of neurological dysfunction, brain connectivity and visual neuroscience.