Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am undertaking a clinically-focused, post-graduate research degree with the Adelaide Medical School at the University of Adelaide. My thesis, provisionally titled "Immunophenotyping of Spinal Cord Injured Patients – Advancing Diagnostics and Prognostics", will be delivered in 2025.
The goal of my research program is to gain further insight into new, potential methods for the treatment, diagnosis and prognosis of spinal cord injury. If my work is successful, the next step will be to develop the potential clinical applications of these methods. Ultimately, if this vision is realised, the impact of my work will lead to additional treatment options as well as novel and improved tools for diagnostic, prognostic and research use in spinal cord injury.
This research program will utilise and expand upon my experience and skill set developed over the last 15 years where I have fulfilled a variety of roles at several commercial and academic clinical research facilities including:
• Centre for Sleep Research – Basil Hetzel Institute, University of South Australia (Adelaide, South Australia)
• CMAX (Adelaide, South Australia)
• Nucleus Network (Melbourne, Victoria)
• Hammersmith Medicines Research (London, UK)
• PARC Clinical Research – University of Adelaide (Adelaide, South Australia)
• Spinal Unit – Royal Adelaide Hospital (Adelaide, South Australia)
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing PhD Candidate University of Adelaide 2018 - 2022 Clinical Research Coordinator Royal Adelaide Hospital 2009 - 2009 Research Assistant CMAX 2008 - 2008 Research Assistant Hammersmith Medicines Research 2007 - 2009 Research Assistant Nucleus Network 2007 - 2018 Clinical Research Coordinator University of Adelaide 2003 - 2003 Research Assistant (Work Experience) University of South Australia
Date Institution name Country Title 2006 - 2006 University of Adelaide Australia Batchelor of Health Sciences - Honours (Pharmacology) 2002 - 2005 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences (Pharmacology and Physiology)
Year Citation 2015 Swift, J., Johnson, J., & Rolan, P. (2015). New Ways To Split A Headache. Australasian Science.
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