Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Madeleine Bessen is a PhD candidate within the Adelaide Spinal Research Group (ASRG) & Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma Research (COTR). Her research involves investigating cerebrospinal fluid flow (CSF) and oedema development following traumatic spinal cord injury in a pre-clinical model. This study seeks to identify surrogate markers of injury that may be used to evaluate the efficacy of future treatments.
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2023 Scholarship Early career scholarship: travel award for Spine Society of Astralia - Australia - 2022 Scholarship Early career scholarship: travel award for Spine Society of Australia - Australia -
Date Institution name Country Title 2021 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine (Surgical Specialties) 2020 - 2021 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (First Class Honours - Orthopaedics and Trauma) 2015 - 2017 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Science
Year Citation 2023 Bessen, M., Gayen, C., Quarrington, R., Walls, A., O’Hare Doig, R., Dorrian, R., . . . Jones, C. (2023). Spinal cerebrospinal fluid flow following traumatic spinal cord injury: an investigation using phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging in the pig. Poster session presented at the meeting of Spine Week 2023: Spine Society of Australia 34th Annual Scientific Meeting. Melbourne. - Bessen, M. A., Gayen, C. D., Quarrington, R. D., Walls, A. C., Leonard, A. V., Kurtcuoglu, V., & Jones, C. F. (n.d.). Characterising spinal cerebrospinal fluid flow in the pig with phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging. Poster session presented at the meeting of Unknown Conference. Research Square Platform LLC.
Tutor and demonstrator: Human Anatomy and Physiology IA (ANAT SC 1102)
Date Topic Presented at Institution Country 2021 - ongoing Developing and Characterising a Porcine Survival Model of Thoracic Contusion Spinal Cord Injury Annual Scientific Meeting Spine Society of Australia - 2021 - ongoing Developing and Characterising a Porcine Survival Model of Thoracic Contusion Spinal Cord Injury Florey Postgraduate Research Conference Florey Medical Foundation, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide - 2020 - ongoing Developing and Characterising a Porcine Survival Model of Thoracic Contusion Spinal Cord Injury South Australian Annual Scientific Meeting Australian Society for Medical Research -
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