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Postdoctoral research officer , The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland

Diana Lucia completed her PhD in Neuroscience at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland. Her PhD research aimed to understand the impact of maternal alcohol consumption around conception on the developing brain and later life cognition in offspring.

Following her PhD she completed her Post Doctoral training at the Australian Institute of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology in Neurodegenerative Disease, with a particular focus in Motor Neurone Disease. Her work in Motor Neurone Disease aimed to understand the widespread changes in the brain that contribute to faster disease progression.

Diana is now working within the health sector as well as the Biotechnology Industry.

Along with research, she is a science communicator on the radio, in print and through science talks. She has been a regular podcast contributor on the ABC science radio program "Ockham's Razor", a freelance science writer - with her articles appearing in Australia's Skeptics Magazine, The Conversation and Lateral Magazine.

She was a semi finalist in the National science communication competition "Fame Lab" and has given a range of talks as part of National Science Week, World Science Festival and other science events.


  • 2019 
    University of Queensland, PhD, Neuroscience
  • 2012 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • 2011 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)