Emma Sampson

Emma Sampson

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


My research centres around the biological underpinnings of psychiatric illness, especially Major Depressive Disorder. Specifically, I am particularly interested in the relationship between MDD and neuroinflammation in the brain, and the potential of anti-inflammatory treatment to ameliorate psychiatric symptoms.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - 2020 Standard Marking (Biological Psychiatry) The University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2020 Research assistant, Cognitive and Emotional Recovery Training Program for Depression (CERT-D) study The University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts
    2010 - 2016 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2017 Analysis of symptomatic and biological changes in Major Depressive Disorder related to co-administered antidepressant and anti-inflammatory treatment The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Research Interests

  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing Vice-President Health Sciences Postgraduate Association (HeSPA) Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 - 2020 Member Health Sciences Postgraduate Association (HeSPA) Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - 2018 Member Biological Psychiatry Australia’s 8th Annual Scientific Meeting Local Organising Committee Biological Psychiatry Australia Australia
    2017 - 2018 Member SAHMRI Student Association Committee SAHMRI Australia

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