For the last ten years, I have been working specifically with human populations. In previous research, I have worked with Apis mellifera, Phodopus sungorus and Cavia porcellus. Internships at research laboratories in Australia and overseas have allowed me to gain experience in a variety of research techniques ranging from in situ hybridisation, microscopy and microarrays in wet laboratories to Magnetic Resonance Imaging, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in neuroimaging clinics. This familiarity with various experimental neuroscience methods greatly informs my current work that draws closely on the best current findings of the brain sciences.

Macquarie University

2012

  • Research Assistant, Centre for Cognitive Disorders

University of Western Sydney

2006

  • MARCS Auditory Laboratories
    Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) for the ARC Linkage Project entitled “Intention and Serendipity: Investigating Improvisation, Symbolism and Memory in Creating Australian Contemporary Dance”

University of Melbourne

2004

  • Psychophysics, Department of Physiology

University of Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France

2003

  • Stage de Recherche, Laboratoire de Neurobiologie des Rythmes
    Project: Structural and/or Neurochemical Plasticity in the Mammalian Brain as a Result of Photoperiodic Changes
    Technical tools: in situ hybridisation, immunocytochemistry, microscopy

Australian National University

2002-2003

  • Summer Research Scholarship, Visual Sciences Group, Research School of Biological Science
    Project: Microarray Analysis of the Honeybee (Apis mellifera) genome

University of Western Australia

2001-2002

  • Summer Studentship, Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, Centre for Neuromuscular and Neurological Disorders.
    Research Tools: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and Medicine

2000-2001

  • Summer Research Internship, Neuroimaging/Neuroinformatics Research Team


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