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 Competency English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
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)
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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