Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Biomedicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
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Ines holds a Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Neuroscience) with Honours (Physiology) and is undertaking her Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine. She is a member of the Cognition, Ageing and Neurodegenerative Disease laboratory (CANDL) and Animal Welfare, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (AWCAN) laboratory.
Her research focuses on Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment in children/adolescents who are survivors of childhood cancer. She is particularly interested in characterising this condition further in children, and seeks to maintain/improve cognition through a novel cognitive gaming suite funded by the Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation Annual 2023 grant.
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2022 Award Lions Medical Research Foundation Prize The University of Adelaide Australia -
Date Institution name Country Title 2021 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine, 2019 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Honours) 2016 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
Year Citation 2021 Haller, O., Whittaker, A., George, R., Semendric, I., & Collins-Praino, L. (2021). Investigating the effects of anti-inflammatory agents in pre-clinical models of chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment – a systematic review protocol. PROSPERO- registration no: CRD42021240789. 2021 Semendric, I., Haller, O., George, R., Pollock, D., Whittaker, A., & Collins-Praino, L. (2021). Experience of the impact of chemobrain in childhood cancer survivors: a qualitative systematic review protocol. PROSPERO 2021 CRD42021240573. PROSPERO.
|01 March 2021 to 01 March 2023||
Research Training Program PhD Scholarship
|Semendric I||The University of Adelaide||$32,000|
|01 March 2023 to 28 Feb 2025||
"Can cognitive function be improved in childhood cancer survivors with the use of a custom cognitive gaming suite?"
|Collins-Praino L; Whittaker A; Hobbs D; Pope K; Semendric I; O'Loughlin R; Haller O; George R||Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation Annual Grant 2023||$100,000|
|HLTH SC 1001 - Essentials of Neuroscience||Tutor||2021|
|ANIML SC 3100RW - Laboratory Animal Science III||Lab Demonstrator||2021|
|VET TECH 1030RW - Evidence-based Veterinary Technology I||Assessment Marker||2022|
|MEDIC ST 1501 - Foundations of Medicine||Workshop Demonstrator||2022|
|ANAT SC 2006 - Foundations of Human Neuroanatomy||Lab Demonstrator||2022|
|VET TECH 1030RW - Evidence-based Veterinary Technology I||Assessment Marker||2023|
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2022 - 2022 Other Prevalence of chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment in childhood cancer survivors The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences Third Year Research Placement Other Full Time Clancy Bright, Rowan Douglass, Ananno Arunima
Date Role Membership Country 2023 - 2024 Member Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Australia 2020 - 2022 Member Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Australia
Date Topic Presented at Institution Country 2023 - ongoing In Their Own Words: A Qualitative Systematic Review of ‘Chemobrain’ in Childhood Cancer Survivors Florey Postgraduate Conference The University of Adelaide - 2023 - 2023 'Chemobrain' in survivors of childhood cancer - the impact on social, academic, and daily living skills: A qualitative systematic review MASCC/JASCC/ISOO 2023 Annual Meeting Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Japan 2023 - 2023 ‘Chemobrain' in childhood cancer survivors – social, academic, and daily living: aqualitative systematic review The Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience Conference AS4SAN - 2023 - 2023 ‘Chemobrain' in childhood cancer survivors – social, academic, and daily living: aqualitative systematic review The Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience Conference AS4SAN - 2022 - ongoing Acute, sub-acute, and chronic effects of Methotrexate and 5-Fluorouracil in a Rodent Model of Chemotherapy-Induced Cognitive Impairment Australasian Neuroscience Society Conference Australasian Neuroscience Society - 2022 - ongoing Neuroimmune reactivity marker expression in rodent models of chemotherapy- induced cognitive impairment: A systematic scoping review Florey Postgraduate Research Conference The University of Adelaide - 2021 - ongoing Chemobrain: Assessing the effects of chemotherapy drugs, MTX and 5-FU treatment, at multiple time-points Florey Undergraduate Conference The University of Adelaide - 2021 - ongoing Reporting in rodent models of ‘chemobrain’: a systematic review assessing compliance with the ARRIVE guidelines Florey Postgraduate Research Conference The University of Adelaide - 2019 - ongoing Methotrexate and Fluorouracil impair learning and memory in the Barnes Maze and 5-Choice Serial Reaction Time Task 28 days post-treatment Florey Undergraduate Research Conference The University of Adelaide - 2018 - ongoing The Effects of The Amyloid Precursor Protein on Neuroinflammation Following Traumatic Brain Injury Florey Undergraduate Research Conference The University of Adelaide -
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