Scientist from Tasmania with an enthusiasm for communicating research across platforms - through outreach, writing and presenting for a varied audience, as well as event organisation. Currently a postdoctoral researcher working in Germany, with an interest in regional susceptibility in neurodegenerative disease and the role of insoluble proteins.
My skills lie in creating a comprehensive story from research findings, presenting the bigger picture outcomes in a manner accessible to all. I aim to move away from the academic pathway and begin a career in medical writing and outreach, utilising my natural communicative talents in combination with the skills I have developed in time and project management as a post-doctoral researcher.
Bachelor of Behavioural Science, University of Tasmania.
First Class Honours in Medical Research, Neuroscience, University of Tasmania.
Doctor of Philosophy, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania.
2020-current: Post-doctoral researcher at the DZNE, Bonn, Germany.
2021: Creator, organiser and host of the international DZNE event (online) 'The Glass Ceiling in Science: Breaking Down Barriers Together'. Panel discussion focused on reaching gender parity in STEM.
2020: Committee member and social organiser for the international Axon Repair Meeting (online).
2019-2020: Post-doctoral researcher at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Tasmania, Australia.
2018-2019: Mentor as part of the Big Picture Program. Mentoring disadvantaged, yet talented students who lack support systems to continue their education.
2018: Best oral presentation at the Cell Architecture and Development Meeting, Sydney, Australia.
2018: Best poster presentation at the 14th MNDRIA meeting, Melbourne, Australia.
2017-2018: Speaker and host at events held by the North West Tasmania Sisterhood. An initiative encouraging high-school aged girls in rural NW Tasmania to continue on to tertiary education.
2015-2019: PhD candidate at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research (Tasmania), completing my thesis titled 'Neuroplasticity of the Dendritic Spine: Early Dysfunction in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis'.
2015-2017: Tutor and marker for the Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre, Tasmania, Australia.
Public Speaker. Researcher. Grant Writing. Manuscript Preparation. Systematic Reviews & Meta-analysis. Proofreading.
Dementia. Healthy Aging. Mental Health. Neuroscience. Women's Health. Medical Technology. Psychology. Medical Editing. Medical Science. Statistics. Rural Health. Alzheimer's Disease. Biomedical Science.