Madeleine Bessen

Madeleine Bessen

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.

  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2022 Bessen, M., Quarrington, R., Gayen, C., Walls, A., Leonard, A., Kurtcuoglu, V., & Jones, C. (2022). Characterising spinal cerebrospinal fluid flow in the pig with phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging. Poster session presented at the meeting of Spine Society of Australia 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting. Darwin, NT.
  • Presentation

    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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