PhD candidate, Developmental Neuroscience, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland

Diana is a PhD candidate in Neuroscience at the University of Queensland. Her PhD focuses on the impact of maternal alcohol consumption around the time of conception and its effects on long term cognitive outcomes in the fetus. Along with research she also specialises in science outreach and STEM engagement throughout schools offering workshops, presentations and inquiry/problem based learning for students. In extension to this, Diana is a skilled and passionate science communicator on a range of topics and has been featured as a regular contributor on the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) science radio program ‘Ockham’s Razor’, as well as taking part in panel discussions, National Science Week, and World Science Festival events. She has also written for various online publications and is a regular contributor to Australia's Skeptic Magazine, and Lateral Magazine.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    PhD candidate, University of Queensland
  • 2014–present
    PhD candidate, University of Queensland

Education

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

Honours

Young Science Ambassador Award 2015 & 2016