DR Snezana Kusljic

DR Snezana Kusljic


  • Neuropsychopharmacology (animal models, illicit substances, neurotransmission)
  • Pharmacology (medication safety, quality use of medicines)



  • Academic qualifications

    • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Melbourne, 2005
    • Bachelor of Science (Honours in Pharmacology), The University of Melbourne, 2002

    Research interests

    • Neuropsychopharmacology
    • Pharmacology
    • Quality use of medicines

    Professional memberships

    • Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologist (ASCEPT)
    • Australasian Neuroscience Society  (ANS)
    • International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience


Member of

  • Australasian Neuroscience Society. Neuroscience users group 2015 -
  • International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience. Autonomic neuroscience users group 2007 -
  • Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologist (ASCEPT). Pharmacology users group 2002 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • December 2016 - awarded $49,720 Mona Menzies Postdoctoral Research Grant, Nurses Board of Victoria
    June 2015 - awarded $20,732 Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research Grant, Deakin University
    May 2013 - awarded $15,000 Learning and Teaching Initiative grant
    March 2010 - awarded  $10,000 G.E.M. Scott Grant for teaching excellence.
    October 2009 - awarded $40,000 Early Career Researcher Grant   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2005
  • BSc(Hons), University of Melbourne 2002

Awards and honors

  • Melbourne School of Health Sciences Award for Consistently High Student Evaluation Scores, 2015
  • Learning and Teching Initiative Grant, 2013
  • Award for teaching excellence, G.E.M. Scott Grant for Tecahing excellence, 2010
  • Early Career Researcher Grant, 2009
  • ASCEPT New Investigator travel Award, ASCEPT, 2007
  • Lundbeck Young Researcher Grant, Lundbeck, 2004
  • Student Travel Award, Australian Neuroscience Society, 2003
  • Lady June Zeidler Student Travel Award, Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria, 2002



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Dr Kusljic’s research areas are in pharmacology, specifically medication safety and quality use of medicines. Her atypical career trajectory allows her to conduct research in a wide range of settings, from bench to bedside and community.