Dr. Heidi Walkden 21 Jun 2022
Dr Walkden’s research identified a new path by which bacteria can move from the nasal cavity to the brain and spinal cord, all within 24 hours. She has also shown that an injury to the inside of the nasal cavity can increase the bacterial invasion of the brain via the nose-to-brain pathway. Alongside her research, Dr Walkden is also an award-winning science communicator. She has won numerous awards for her oral presentations, scientific photos, and poster prizes. Notably, she reached the grand final of the International Asia-Pacific Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition in 2017.
A/Prof. Simon Conn 11 Oct 2021
A/Prof Simon Conn is an NHMRC Investigator Leadership fellow and runs the Circular RNAs in Cancer Laboratory at Flinders University. His laboratory has a particular strength and focus on RNA splicing in brain cancer and is a proud founding member of the Australian Brain Alliance, EMCR Brain Science Network, which supports interdisciplinary research among Australian EMCRs.
Dr. Scott Kiel-Chisholm 11 Oct 2021
Dr. Scott Kiel-Chisholm is a researcher at the School of Law, Faculty of Business and Law at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He is also a researcher in the Datafication and Automation of Human Life Research Program at the Faculty of Law, QUT, focusing on Regulating Life Sciences, Robotics, Neural Interface and the Law.
Dr. Brenton Hordacre 10 Sep 2019
Dr Brenton Hordacre is an NHMRC early-career research fellow in the Body in Mind Group at the University of South Australia. Excitingly, a major study of Brenton’s is due to wrap up at the end of the year. Launched in 2018, this study attracted much media attention at its debut as it featured the country’s first in-home brain stimulation rehabilitation program for people who have suffered a stroke.
PhD student profile: Isabella Bower 10 Sep 2019
Isabella Bower is PhD candidate in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin University. Her research focuses on trying to understand if we can objectively measure the impact one element of design—scale—has on our emotion using techniques from neuroscience such as electroencephalography
A/Prof. Tara Hamilton 10 Jun 2019
Tara Hamilton is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at Macquarie University. She currently holds an ARC Discovery Grant which explores auditory perception using neuromorphic systems and an ARC Linkage Grant which focuses on the development of novel music compositions using a deep-net partner. Tara works with leading health, defence, and technology companies and she is focused on developing innovative solutions to real-world problems.
Dr. Kristi Griffiths 10 Jun 2019
Dr Kristi Griffiths is a current NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow based at the Brain Dynamics Centre, Westmead Institute for Medical Research and The University of Sydney, investigating brain circuits associated with impaired goal-directed behaviour in ADHD
Dr. Adam Hamlin 10 Apr 2019
Dr. Adam Hamlin is a neuroscientist working at the University of New England, focusing on pre-clinical studies of anxiety and depression.
Dr. Ann-Maree Vallence 10 Apr 2019
Dr. Ann-Maree Vallence co-leads the Action and Cognition Research Group at Murdoch University, and is a DECRA researcher. She is studying connectivity in the aceing brain and how this relates to the control of movement.
Dr. Deborah Apthorp 10 Apr 2019
Dr. Deborah Apthorp is a senior lecturer at the University of New England. She is a cognitive neuroscientist interested in measuring and tracking neurodegeneratative processes in Parkinson’s disease using new, objective measures.
Dr. Sarah Stephenson, Queers in Science 10 Apr 2019
Dr. Sarah Stephenson is a neuroscientist working in the area of brain nevelopment and neuroplasticity. She’s also also the co-founder of an organisation called QueersInScience, which aims to foster and champion the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ professionals within STEMM organisations.