Portrait of Harris Eyre

Harris A. Eyre

Fellow in Brain Health


Harris A. Eyre, MBBS, Ph.D., is the fellow in brain health at the Center for Health and Biosciences. Eyre’s research focuses on how the world increasingly puts a premium on an individual’s cognitive, emotional and social brain resources. He believes investing in brain health education is fundamental for meeting modern societal challenges and driving innovation. 

Eyre leads the development of the “brain capital framework” and seeks to place it at the center of economics, policy, finance and technology. He is lead of the Brain Capital Alliance, a public-private-people partnership committed to advancing brain capital activities in policy, economics and investing. He is also co-lead of the OECD Neuroscience-inspired Policy Initiative.  

Throughout his career, Eyre has operated as a physician, scientist, entrepreneur, executive services provider, author, new economic and finance thinker, and neuroscience diplomat.

Eyre is also a senior fellow at the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. He advises a range of other public, non-profit and private sector entities, and is an adjunct at Baylor College of Medicine, Deakin University and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston (UTHealth).

He has received multiple awards for his work including being named one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” and earning a Fulbright Scholar award. In 2021, he was awarded the EB1A Green Card, an honor typically reserved for Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners. Eyre has co-authored 140+ papers with thousands of coauthors in journals such as Neuron, Molecular Psychiatry, Lancet Neurology and the Brookings Policy Paper Series. He was also lead editor of the Oxford University Press book "Convergence Mental Health." 

He received his medical degree from James Cook University and a Ph.D. from The University of Adelaide.