Jane Morphett

Jane Morphett

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Jane is a dedicated professional with a diverse educational background and a passion for health and education. With a commitment to lifelong learning, Jane has pursued academic excellence across multiple disciplines and institutions. Currently she is undertaking her PhD under the supervision of Mark Hutchinson in the Neuroimmunopharmacology Lab at the University of Adelaide. Her research project looks at perineuronal nets and their influence on affective states and affective disorders such as depression. She has recently published a scoping review in the Journal of Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.
Jane began her academic journey at the University of Osaka, Japan, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Building upon this foundation, she returned to Adelaide, completing a Graduate Diploma of Education, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Language Education.
Continuing her academic pursuits, Jane recently embarked on a path focused on health and medical science. She completed a Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Advanced) degree in 2019 and was awarded the prestigious Adelaide Medical School Prize for her Honours in 2020. During her final year as an undergraduate she engaged in the 2019 E-Challenge where her innovation won the Medical Technology division. Jane also emerged as the winner of the Azure Microsoft Quantum Hackathon in 2022, demonstrating her innovative problem-solving skills.
Alongside her PhD journey, Jane is embarking into the domain of innovation and commercialisation. She is leading an innovative project which aims to optimise the fit of protheses for below knee amputees to increase their mobility and well-being.
Throughout her academic journey, Jane has demonstrated a relentless pursuit of knowledge and a commitment to excellence. Her diverse educational background, spanning business administration, education, and neuroscience, reflects her versatility and adaptability.

My PhD research project explores the role of perineuronal nets  in affective states and affective disorders such as depression.

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