Joshua Holmes

Joshua Holmes

Grant-Funded Researcher (A)

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I studied a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Physiology, Microbiology, and Immunology, followed by a Bachelor of Health Science (Honors) investigating the correlation between alcohol-induced neuroinflammation and depressive-like behaviour in Professor Mark Hutchinson’s Neuroimmunopharmacology Laboratory. Delving deeper, I pursued a Ph.D. in Medicine, focusing on experimental models of alcohol-induced inflammation-associated depressive-like behaviour.
My current research involves utilising in vitro and in vivo techniques to investigate the molecular mechanisms associated with neuroimmune interactions in pain, addiction and behaviour.
As a researcher, my interests revolve around exploring neuroimmune interactions involved in the molecular mechanisms of chronic pain and addiction and investigating human performance. I am an advocate for open science and principles regarding conducting rigorous, reproducible research. I also have an interest in metascience and identifying pseudoscience from science in biomedical research, critically examining scientific research and practices with the aim of improving research methodologies and transparency within the scientific community.
I actively contributed to the academic community by serving as a Practical Demonstrator, Online Teaching Assistant, and Research Assistant, facilitating student learning and supervising Honours and Postgraduate students.

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