Isabella Bower

PhD Candidate & Research Fellow
Deakin University

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I am a PhD Candidate and Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Australia. My research examines whether the design characteristics of interior built environments modulate neural networks involved in emotion regulation. I’m particularly interested in understanding how we can optimise building design for our physical and mental health.

I have previously worked in state government and research coordination, where I have been involved in bench-marking and evaluation, process improvement, training, and support for researchers.

I am passionate about interdisciplinary research and education, science communication, and leadership. I was selected as the inaugural Eberhard Fellow for the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture and am currently the Chief of Staff for Pint of Science Australia.