Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Annabel is a current PhD Candidate and Member of the Translational Neuropathology Laboratory and Stroke Research Program within the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.
Her research is also affiliated with the NeuroSurgical Research Foundation and the Peter Couche Foundation
Stroke is the second leading cause of death and leading cause of adult disability worldwide. The development of brain swelling and subsequent rise in brain pressure are life-threatening complications of stroke, for which current treatments are ineffective. This is largely due to the fact that existing treatments target symptoms rather than the underlying cause of the swelling.
A promising novel therapy, the NK1-antagonist has been shown to be efficacious in reducing swelling in pre-clinical models when assessed at 24hrs. However, the evolution of brain swelling and pressure beyond this point are unknown, which has implications for treatment.
My research aims to determine the temporal profile of swelling and pressure changes in the brain following stroke and determine the optimal time window for treatment and to assess the long term efficacy of the NK1 antagonist.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Research Assistant Cambridge Univeristy 2018 Tutor Univerisity of South Australia 2017 Guest Lecturer The University of Adelaide 2016 Tutor The University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Award Channel 9 Young Achiever Award; Science and Technology Finalist Seven News Australia — 2019 Award NIHR Stroke Research Workshop; Best Oral Presentation National Institute of Health Research United Kingdom — 2018 Award Australian Society for Medical Research; People's Choice Award Australian Society for Medical Research Australia — 2018 Achievement CSL Florey Next Generation Award; University Finalist The University of Adelaide Australia — 2018 Award Klaus Reymann Young Scientist Award 10th International Symposium on Neuroprotection and Neurorepair Germany — 2018 Award Hans-Jürgen and Marianne Ohff Research Grant The University of Adelaide Australia — 2017 Award Florey Postgraduate Conference CMAX Prize; Best Poster The University of Adelaide Australia — 2016 Award Australasian Neuroscience Society Travel Award Australasian Neuroscience Society Inc — — 2016 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award The University of Adelaide — — 2016 Scholarship Peter Couche Foundation Supplementary Scholarship The Peter Couche Foundation Australia — 2015 Award Highest Aggregate Grade in Major: Pathology (School of Medicine) The University of Adelaide Australia — 2015 Award Highest Aggregate Grade in Subject: Essentials of Pathology (School of Medicine) The University of Adelaide Australia — 2015 Award Highest Aggregate Grade in Subject: Integrative Physiology (School of Medicine) The University of Adelaide Australia — 2015 Award Bachelor of Health Sciences, Executive Dean's Certificate of Merit The University of Adelaide Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 2016 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine 2015 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) 2011 - 2014 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences
Year Citation 2017 Sorby-Adams, A., Leonard, A., Thornton, E., Hunter, D., & Turner, R. (2017). Delayed NK1 tachykinin receptor antagonist treatment reduces ICP following stroke in an Ovine model. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF CEREBRAL BLOOD FLOW AND METABOLISM. Int Soc Cerebral Blood Flow & Metab, Berlin, GERMANY: SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC. 2015 Sorby-Adams, A. J. (2015). Determining the temporal profile of cerebral oedema and elevated intracranial pressure following transient Ovine MCA occlusion. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Annual Neurotrauma Forum.
Peter Couche Foundation Supplementary Scholarisgip Recipient
Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship Recipient
Medicine and Medical Sciences
Lecturer, Tutor and Marker Neurological Diseases III (PATHOL 3200)
Lecturer, Tutor and Marker Essentials of Neuroscience I (HLTH SC 1001)
Tutor and Demonstrator Functional Human Neuroanatomy III (ANAT SC 3103)
Demonstrator Foundations of Human Neuroanatomy (ANAT SC 2006)
Demonstrator and Marker Essentials of Pathology III (PATHOL 3003)
Demonstrator Cells, Tissues and Development II (ANAT SC 2109)
Tutor Biology of Human Disease I (NURSING 2005)
Marker Biology of Human Disease II (NURSING 2008)
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