I'm currently undertaking a PhD focused on the role of cytokines in neuronal injury and neurodegenerative diseases. This involves analysis of postmortem brain tissue from patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Motor Neurone Disease as well as in-vivo and in-vitro studies following neuronal injury.
My research interest is translational research of finding new targets to improve curative effect in breast cancer treatment. My previous project was about studying the effect of autophagy in breast cancer cell lines. Currently I'm studying on discovering the mechanism of ER reprograming and how it affects the fate of breast cancer and resistance against ER-targeted therapy
I am aiming to determine the association between antenatal and birth factors and the risk of adverse health outcomes in the mother and offspring at 8-10 years after pregnancy/gestation. These adverse health outcomes include obesity, cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and impaired microvascular function.
Early career researcher at the University of Adelaide
I am a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of Adelaide, supervised by Dr Alison Dundon and Dr Georgina Drew. I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (major in Anthropology and minor in Development Studies) in 2014, and Honours (first class) in Anthropology in 2016.
I am interested in the social and cultural processes and practices of mothering, in the everyday lived and embodied experiences of being and becoming a mother, and the varied meanings women give to their birthing and mothering practices.
I conduct research in the field of social psychology. My current project focuses on relationship factors which predict how someone will react to hurtful events in their interpersonal relationships.