Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Marie-Claire is clinical nurse specialist with a keen interest in reducing time to diagnosis for those with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and in collaborating in research that focuses on improving outcomes for those living with POTS, Long Covid and Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Marie-Claire commenced her PhD candidature at the University of Adelaide in January 2021, under the supervision of Professor Dennis Lau, one of Australia’s leading experts in POTS. She now works in clinical practice with Dr Lau in Adelaide, Australia where utilizes her clinical nursing skills to provide a multidisciplinary care for those with POTS.
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Marie-Claire is undertaking her PhD candidature at the University of Adelaide where she is exploring the association between autonomic dysfunction in Long Covid. Marie-Claire has utilized her own 25 years of personal experience with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome [POTS] and hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome [hEDS] to contribute to research in this domain. She has a keen interest in reducing time to diagnosis in POTS and in collaborating in research that focuses on improving outcomes for those living with autonomic dysfunction and hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
She is passionate about translating this work into her clinical practice as a dysautonomia practice nurse at an Adelaide POTS clinic. It is here that she utilizes her clinical, educational and research skills to provide a multidisciplinary clinic for those with POTS and other similar post viral syndromes.
Date Position Institution name 2021 - ongoing CEO The Australian POTS Foundation 2016 - 2018 Lecturer University of South Australia 2011 - 2016 Level B Lecturer Monash University
Date Institution name Country Title Monash University Australia Master of Nursing Monash University Australia Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University Australia Bachelor of Nursing
Year Citation 2023 Seeley, M. -C., Hooper, M., Tan, J., Wells, R., Gallagher, C., & Lau, D. H. (2023). Plasma exchange improves cognitive function in long-COVID related postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and autoimmune neurological dysfunction. The American Journal of Medicine, 1-7.
2023 Seeley, M. C., Gallagher, C., Ong, E., Langdon, A., Chieng, J., Bailey, D., . . . Lau, D. H. (2023). Poor health-related quality of life in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome in comparison with a sex- and age-matched normative population. Clinical Autonomic Research, 33(4), 469-477.
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2023 Seeley, M. C., Gallagher, C., Ong, E., Langdon, A., Chieng, J., Bailey, D., . . . Lau, D. H. (2023). High Incidence of Autonomic Dysfunction and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in Patients with Long COVID: Implications for Management and Health Care Planning. American Journal of Medicine, S0002-9343(23)00402-3.
2022 Malik, V., Nguyen, M. T., Seeley, M. C., Thiyagarajah, A., Elliott, A. D., Arnolda, L. F., . . . Lau, D. H. (2022). Abnormal Cardiac Remodeling in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: Further Insights Into its Cardiac Origin. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, 8(8), 1044-1046.
2021 Seeley, M. -C., & Lau, D. H. (2021). Raising the bar in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome research: Evidence and challenges. Autonomic Neuroscience, 233, 102790.
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2021 Seeley, M. -C., Thynne, T. R., Braund, W. J., Worthley, D. L., Gallagher, C., Sanders, P., & Lau, D. H. (2021). Desmopressin as a novel long-term treatment in postural tachycardia syndrome patients with polyuria. The American Journal of Medicine, 134(9), e486-e487.
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2015 Seeley, M. -C., McKenna, L., & Hood, K. (2015). Graduate nurses' knowledge of the functions and limitations of pulse oximetry. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 24(23-24), 3538-3549.
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2022 Adelaide Medical School/Biomedicine Research Travel Awards $1200
2021 Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship
2021 Standing up to POTS – Research Grant- 100 000 USD
2021 Awesome Foundation - $1000 grant
Marie-Claire supervisors honours and masters students through varying University of Adelaide programs.
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2021 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Association of gastrointestinal dysfunction and health related quality of life in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome University of Adelaide - Honours Full Time Annabelle Dennis 2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Exploring the lived experience of those with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome diagnostic odyssey: a qualitative study University of Adelaide - Honours Full Time Erin Welford
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2022 - ongoing Founder The Australian POTS Foundation The Australian POTS Foundation Australia
Date Topic Presented at Institution Country 2022 - 2022 POTS Unmasked - South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Australia
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