Arjun Burlakoti

Arjun Burlakoti

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr. Arjun Burlakoti, Senior Lecturer in Anatomy (Neuroanatomy), University of South Australia

Dr. Burlakoti is a lecturer of Human Anatomy and Neuroanatomy at the University of South Australia. He started teaching at the University of South Australia in July 2010. He is a medical graduate from the Division of Medicine, at Kathmandu University. Dr Burlakoti has worked as a surgical medical officer in a tertiary hospital (Kathmandu Model Hospital) in Kathmandu. He is a permanent member of the Nepal Medical Council.

Dr. Burlakoti has completed his Ph.D. in Medicine (Neurovascular Anatomy and Pathology) and graduated from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at - the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide.
He has worked as a surgical medical officer in a tertiary hospital, involved in teaching Human Anatomy, Biomechanics and performing cadaveric dissection for the past 18 years in Kathmandu Shandong China, and Australia. He does research and explores brain arterial asymmetries and cerebral aneurysms in MRI and CT images. He was one of the recipients of a $ 20,000 “Digital Learning Strategy grant on “Use of the virtual environment radiotherapy trainer for learning anatomy” from the University of South Australia (UniSA) in 2016. He is the recipient of a ‘10-Year Academic Staff Service Award-2020’ and the “2018 Academic Staff of the year Recognition Award” announced by former Pro-VC Professor Bob Vink. He teaches more than nine different anatomy courses at UniSA and explores cerebral basal arterial network (CBAN) morphology, variations, and aneurysms in cadaveric brains by performing dissections at Adelaide Ray Last Anatomy Laboratory, UniSA Anatomy laboratory, Flinders Medical Centre, and collects cerebral magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and computed tomography angiography (CTA) data from, Royal Adelaide Hospital MRI center.

Dr. Burlakoti has been involved in teaching Human Anatomy and performing cadaver dissection since the past 18 years in different parts of the world including Kathmandu (Kathmandu Model Hospital school of basic sciences), Shandong North East China (Weifang Medical University), South Australian Institute of Business and Technology (SAIBT), Adelaide Medical School (University of Adelaide) and the University of South Australia (2010 to current).

He has worked as a neuroanatomy, systemic, and functional anatomy dissection instructor at Weifang Medical University, Sangdong China, and the University of Adelaide, South Australia.

He is the recipient of the “2018 Academic Staff of the year Recognition Award” announced by former Pro-Vice Chancellor (Division of Health) Professor Bob Vink, University of South Australia, Division of Health Sciences at the ‘Celebrating Success Function’. Former Head of School, School of Health Sciences, Professor Roger Eston (present Executive Dean, UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance), and colleagues were very delighted that Dr. Burlakoti had received this lovely recognition from his peers in the Division of Health Sciences.

He was one of the lecturers at The University of South Australia, who recently received a ‘10-Year Staff Service Award’ in December 2020.

Dr. Arjun Burlakoti is a senior lecturer of Human Anatomy (Neuroanatomy) at the University of South Australia. He started teaching at the University of South Australia in July 2010. He is a Medical Graduate from the Division of Medicine, at Kathmandu University. Dr. Burlakoti has worked as a surgical medical officer in a tertiary hospital (Kathmandu Model Hospital) in Kathmandu. He is a permanent member of the Nepal Medical Council.

Dr. Burlakoti completed his "Ph. D. in Medicine (Anatomy and Pathology)" and graduated from Adelaide Medical School, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, with a thesis titled "Anatomical variations of the cerebral basal arterial network with special emphasis on morphometrics and their relation to cerebral aneurysms". He explored cerebral basal arterial network (CBAN) morphology, variations, asymmetries, and aneurysms in cadaveric brains (by performing dissections at Adelaide Ray Last Anatomy Laboratory, UniSA Anatomy laboratory, Flinders Medical Centre), and Radiographic Images (cerebral magnetic resonance angiography; MRA and computed tomography angiography; CTA) from South Australia Imaging Centre, Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Dr. Burlakoti has been involved in teaching Human Anatomy and performing cadaver dissection for the past 18 years in different parts of the world including Kathmandu (Kathmandu Model Hospital school of basic sciences), Shandong North East China (Weifang Medical University), South Australian Institute of Business and Technology (SAIBT), Adelaide Medical School (University of Adelaide) and the University of South Australia (July 2010 to continuing).

He has worked as a neuroanatomy, systemic and functional anatomy dissection instructor at Weifang Medical University, Sangdong China, and the University of Adelaide, South Australia.

Dr. Burlakoti is the winner (1st prize) of the University of South Australia’s Images of Research and Teaching Competition 2022 (Teaching), he is the recipient of the “2018 Academic Staff of the year Recognition Award” announced by the former Pro-Vice Chancellor (Division of Health) Professor Bob Vink, University of South Australia, Division of Health Sciences at the ‘End of the Year Celebrating Success Function’. Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor and the Head of School, and the current Executive Dean, of UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance, Professor Roger Eston, and colleagues across the Division were very delighted that Dr. Burlakoti had received this lovely recognition from his peers in the Division of Health Sciences. He was one of the lecturers at The University of South Australia, who recently received a ‘10-Year Staff Service Award’ in December 2020.

National Finalist and the Winner- Shaping Australia- The Future Builder Award (Universities Australia) 2023-2024.

Please find below the media highlights (2021 national and International coverage, been mentioned by more than 16 news outlets worldwide) on Dr. Burlakoti's recent research publications and findings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E1hWByI-_4

-https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSAdelaide/videos/4887693074574715- 7TV-NEWSAdelaide

-Scientists find the vital link to identify people at risk of aneurysms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWKwSCzS4X8

https://bmj.altmetric.com/details/113576736/news

- https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSAdelaide/videos/4887693074574715- 7TV-NEWSAdelaide 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - ongoing Adjunct Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2010 - ongoing Senior Lecturer in Anatomy (Neuroanatomy) University of South Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    School of Medical Sciences. University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine(Neurovascular Anatomy and Pathology)
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Burlakoti, A., Kumaratilake, J., Taylor, J., & Henneberg, M. (2024). Trend of cerebral aneurysms over the past two centuries: Need for early screening. BMJ Open, 14(2), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2024 Ahmad, A. F., Galassi, F. M., Burlakoti, A., Vaccarezza, M., & Papa, V. (2024). Human cerebral blood supply via circulus arteriosus cerebri: A scoping review on its variations and clinical implications. Heliyon, 10(12), e32648.
    DOI
    2021 Burlakoti, A., Kumaratilake, J., Taylor, J., & Henneberg, M. (2021). Well-formed segmental cerebral arteries dampen the peak systolic pressure lowering the chances of aneurysms. The Lancet.
    DOI
    2021 Massy-Westropp, N., Snow, A., Wechalekar, H., Siefken, K., & Burlakoti, A. (2021). Adding to the Allied health student experience motivators, deterrents, and how to get more from peer teaching. Journal of Allied Health, 50(1), 61-66.
    Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2021 Burlakoti, A., Kumaratilake, J., Taylor, J., & Henneberg, M. (2021). Relationship between cerebral aneurysms and variations in cerebral basal arterial network: a morphometric cross-sectional study in Computed Tomography Angiograms from a neurointerventional unit. BMJ Open, 11(9), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS1 Europe PMC3
    2020 Burlakoti, A., Kumaratilake, J., Taylor, D. J., & Henneberg, M. (2020). Quantifying asymmetry of anterior cerebral arteries as a predictor of anterior communicating artery complex aneurysm. BMJ Surgery, Interventions, & Health Technologies, 2(1), 1-6.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2020 Burlakoti, A., Kumaratilake, J., Taylor, J., & Henneberg, M. (2020). Anterior Communicating Artery Complex Aneurysms Are Caused by the Asymmetric Anterior Cerebral Arteries. SSRN Electronic Journal.
    DOI
    2019 Massy-Westropp, N., Giles, E., Dantu, R., Wechalekar, H., & Burlakoti, A. (2019). Developing and evaluating virtual anatomy resources for teaching allied health disciplines. Research in Learning Technology, 27(0), 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2019 Mascarenhas, R. J., Hapangama, N. D., Mews, P. J., Burlakoti, A., & Ranjitkar, S. (2019). Orofacial neuralgia associated with a middle cerebral artery aneurysm. Australian Dental Journal, 64(1), 106-110.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2019 Burlakoti, A., Kumaratilake, J., Jamie, T., & Henneberg, M. (2019). Asymmetries of total arterial supply of cerebral hemispheres do not exist. Heliyon, 5(1), 14 pages.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC3
    2017 Banaei, A., Burlakoti, A., Massy- Westropp, N., & Wechalekar, H. (2017). The existence of an additional extensor of the little toe arising from the plantar surface of the calcaneus. International Journal of Anatomical Variations.
    2017 Burlakoti, A., Kumaratilake, J., Taylor, J., Massy-Westropp, N., & Henneberg, M. (2017). The cerebral basal arterial network: morphometry of inflow and outflow components. Journal of Anatomy, 230(6), 833-841.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS11 Europe PMC8
    2016 Burlakoti, A., Lee, J., & Massy-Westropp, N. (2016). An unusual presentation of tibialis anterior Introduction Tibialis. International Journal of Anatomical Variations.
    2013 Burlakoti, A., MASSY-WESTROPP, N., & WECHALEKAR, H. (2013). Variant third and fourth lumbrical muscles of the left hand. International Journal of Anatomical Variations.
    - Burlakoti, A., Kumaratilake, J., Taylor, J. D., & Henneberg, M. (n.d.). Well-Formed Segmental Cerebral Arteries Dampen the Peak Systolic Pressure Lowering the Chances of Aneurysms. SSRN Electronic Journal.
    DOI
    - Fonseka, L., Massy-Westropp, N., Milanese, S., & Burlakoti, A. (n.d.). Thumb Proprioception in Hypermobile and Non-Hypermobile Adults: An Observational Study. The Allied Health Scholar, 2(2).
    DOI
    - Burlakoti, A., Kumaratilake, J., Taylor, J. D., & Henneberg, M. (n.d.). Screening for Early Detection of Cerebral Aneurysms.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2022 Burlakoti, A., Wechalekar, H., Massy-Westropp, N., Kruse, L., & Chau, S. (2022). Cross-Sectional Anatomy of the Upper Limb. In Computed Tomography: A Primer for Radiographers (pp. 147-156). CRC Press.
    DOI
    2022 Burlakoti, A., Wechalekar, H., Massy-Westropp, N., Kruse, L., & Chau, S. (2022). Cross-Sectional Anatomy of the Thoracic System. In Computed Tomography: A Primer for Radiographers (pp. 127-132). CRC Press.
    DOI
    2022 Burlakoti, A., Wechalekar, H., Massy-Westropp, N., Kruse, L., & Chau, S. (2022). Cross-Sectional Anatomy of the Neck. In Computed Tomography: A Primer for Radiographers (pp. 117-126). CRC Press.
    DOI
    2022 Burlakoti, A., Wechalekar, H., Massy-Westropp, N., Kruse, L., & Chau, S. (2022). Cross-Sectional Anatomy of the Lower Limb. In Computed Tomography: A Primer for Radiographers (pp. 157-168). CRC Press.
    DOI
    2022 Burlakoti, A., Wechalekar, H., Massy-Westropp, N., Kruse, L., & Chau, S. (2022). Cross-Sectional Anatomy of the Head. In Computed Tomography: A Primer for Radiographers (pp. 105-115). CRC Press.
    DOI
    2022 Burlakoti, A., Wechalekar, H., Massy-Westropp, N., Kruse, L., & Chau, S. (2022). Cross-Sectional Anatomy of the Abdominopelvic System. In Computed Tomography: A Primer for Radiographers (pp. 133-146). CRC Press.
    DOI
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2020 Kumaratilake, J. S., Burlakoti, A., Kumaratilake, J., Jamie, T., & Henneberg, M. (2020). Well dampened blood pressure waves passing through the posterior cerebral artery prevent development of aneurysms. In Clinical Anatomy Vol. 34. University of Western Australia Perth, Australia: Wiley.
    DOI

Dr. Arjun Burlakoti is a senior lecturer of Human Anatomy (Neuroanatomy) at the University of South Australia. He started teaching at the University of South Australia in July 2010. He is a Medical Graduate from the Division of Medicine, at Kathmandu University. Dr. Burlakoti has worked as a surgical medical officer in a tertiary hospital (Kathmandu Model Hospital) in Kathmandu. He is a permanent member of the Nepal Medical Council.

Dr. Burlakoti completed his "Ph. D. in Medicine (Anatomy and Pathology)" and graduated from Adelaide Medical School, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, with a thesis titled "Anatomical variations of the cerebral basal arterial network with special emphasis on morphometrics and their relation to cerebral aneurysms". He explored cerebral basal arterial network (CBAN) morphology, variations, asymmetries, and aneurysms in cadaveric brains (by performing dissections at Adelaide Ray Last Anatomy Laboratory, UniSA Anatomy laboratory, Flinders Medical Centre), and Radiographic Images (cerebral magnetic resonance angiography; MRA and computed tomography angiography; CTA) from South Australia Imaging Centre, Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Dr. Burlakoti has been involved in teaching Human Anatomy and performing cadaver dissection for the past 18 years in different parts of the world including Kathmandu (Kathmandu Model Hospital school of basic sciences), Shandong North East China (Weifang Medical University), South Australian Institute of Business and Technology (SAIBT), Adelaide Medical School (University of Adelaide) and the University of South Australia (July 2010 to continuing).

He has worked as a neuroanatomy, systemic and functional anatomy dissection instructor at Weifang Medical University, Sangdong China, and the University of Adelaide, South Australia.

Dr. Burlakoti is the winner (1st prize) of the University of South Australia’s Images of Research and Teaching Competition 2022 (Teaching), he is the recipient of the “2018 Academic Staff of the year Recognition Award” announced by the former Pro-Vice Chancellor (Division of Health) Professor Bob Vink, University of South Australia, Division of Health Sciences at the ‘End of the Year Celebrating Success Function’. Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor and the Head of School, and the current Executive Dean, of UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance, Professor Roger Eston, and colleagues across the Division were very delighted that Dr. Burlakoti had received this lovely recognition from his peers in the Division of Health Sciences. He was one of the lecturers at The University of South Australia, who recently received a ‘10-Year Staff Service Award’ in December 2020.

National Finalist and the Winner- Shaping Australia- The Future Builder Award (Universities Australia) 2023-2024.

Please find below the media highlights (2021 national and International coverage, been mentioned by more than 16 news outlets worldwide) on Dr. Burlakoti's recent research publications and findings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E1hWByI-_4

-https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSAdelaide/videos/4887693074574715- 7TV-NEWSAdelaide

-Scientists find the vital link to identify people at risk of aneurysms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWKwSCzS4X8

https://bmj.altmetric.com/details/113576736/news

- https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSAdelaide/videos/4887693074574715- 7TV-NEWSAdelaide 

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor Critical Connections: Exploring Inter-Brain Neural Synchronisation Through a Cognitive, Anomalistic and Neuro-evolutionary Lens. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Jacob Sevastidis
    2022 Co-Supervisor Forensic Anthropology of the 21st Century Reimagined: A novel method for locating clandestine graves and the improvement of profiling methods for the estimation of sex and mature age >40 years, in skeletonised human remains Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ella Rae Kelty

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