Amelia Noone

Amelia Noone

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Amelia Noone is a PhD candidate from the Paediatric Sleep Disorders Research Group at the Robinson Research Institute. She is supervised by Dr Anna Kontos, A/Prof Michael Stark and Dr Tara Crawford. Her research focuses on endocrine and vascular changes in children with sleep disordered breathing (SDB).

She is particularly interested in investigating the effects SDB has on the developing child. Approximately 10% of all children are on the SDB spectrum, however 90% are never diagnosed and therefore never treated. Given that SDB occurs on most nights over many years before diagnosis and treatment, it is proposed these events lead to the remodeling of vascular and neuronal structures. In adults, SDB is an independent risk factor for systemic hypertension, is associated with chronic low-grade inflammation and can co-exist with endocrine disorders. This suggests that untreated SDB has a global effect on physiology. What is less recognised is that evidence of similar patterns are emerging from research in children with SDB. Amelia's research will look at endocrine and vascular changes in children with SDB and whether treatment can reduce or reverse these dysfunctions.

  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2022 Award Career Development Award Robinson Research Institute Australia
    2022 Scholarship Research Training Program Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Scholarship Adelaide Medical School Honours Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Scholarship Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2022 - 2025 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (PhD in Medicine)
    2021 - 2021 University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Paediatrics)
    2018 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Neuroscience)
    2016 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Human Neuroscience)
  • Research Interests

  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2022 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide Healthy Development Adelaide Australia
    2021 - ongoing Member Australasian Sleep Association Australasian Sleep Association Australia

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