Isabella Bower

PhD Candidate
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

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


Isabella is a PhD candidate with the School of Architecture & Built Environment and the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, School of Psychology at Deakin University. Her research examines whether the design characteristics of interior built environments modulate neural networks involved in emotion regulation. Isabella was awarded the inaugural John Paul Eberhard Fellowship by the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture and a Creativity and Innovation Grant from Creative Futures Ltd.

Previously, Isabella has worked with the Office of the Victorian Government Architect in the Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at The University of Melbourne. In 2019, she was elected the President for the Students of Brain Research (SOBR) network, which connects Honours and PhD level brain research students from all institutions, faculties, schools and labs across Victoria, Australia.