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PhD candidate in Anatomy, University of Newcastle

I completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) at the University of Newcastle in 2013, and started my PhD in Anatomy in 2014. I am affiliated with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research.

My PhD research focuses on the balance system, and more specifically, the efferent innervation of the vestibular organs in the inner ear. My research aim is to tease apart some of the novel synaptic mechanisms that exist in the inner ear, in the hopes of gaining a better understanding of balance and its related disease processes. My research is supported by the NHMRC and the Neuro-Otological Society of Australia.


  • 2014–present
    PhD candidate in Anatomy, The University of Newcastle


  • 2013 
    The University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)