Professor Ashley Bush is a practising psychiatrist and an NHMRC Australia Fellow, and co-director of Biomarker Discovery for the Australian Imaging Biomarker and Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing. He holds an academic appointment at Massachusetts General Hospital and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer's research. He is also Director of the Oxidation Biology Unit at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne.
He discovered the importance of metals in degenerative disease, particularly in Alzheimer's and he is actively working to develop new and improved disease-modifying drugs as well as drug tests to help diagnose and monitor disease progression.
He is the recipient of the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation for his body of work on translational neuroscience.