Sabrina Sghirripa

Dr Sabrina Sghirripa

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I am a cognitive neuroscientist interested in ageing, dementia and developing new and improved methods to analyse data collected from the human brain (MRI, EEG). I am based at the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) and South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

My research involves the use of non-invasive brain recording and imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate changes in brain structure and function that may underlie cognitive decline in normal ageing, and in diseases causing dementia or cognitive impairment. The aim of this work is to provide novel targets for dementia diagnosis, prevention and treatment, and improve methods for measuring the anatomy and physiology of the brain. 

I also have a keen interest in tertiary education and have contributed to a range of health and medical science courses at the University of Adelaide and UniSA. 

 

Scholarships

2019: Research Training Program Stipend

2018: Adelaide Medical School Honours Scholarship. $4000

2015: The University of Adelaide Principal's Choice Award. $5000

University of Adelaide:

Tutor, Marker and Lab Demonstrator for ANAT SC 1120 : Human Anatomy and Physiology IA (2020, 2021, 2022)

Tutor, Marker and Lab Demonstrator for ANAT SC 1130: Human Anatomy and Physiology IB (2020, 2021)

Tutor, Marker and Practical Demonstrator for HLTH SC 3201: Human Motor Behaviour and Learning (2019, 2020, 2021)

Placement Supervisor for HLTH SC 3009A: Research Placement Part 1 (2020, 2021)

Placement Supervisor for HLTH SC 3009B: Research Placement Part 2  (2020, 2021)

UniSA:

Tutor and Practical Demonstrator for HLTH 2026: Motor Control and Learning (2021, 2022)

Online Tutor and Marker for UOHLTH 1055: Lifespan Growth and Motor Development (2021, 2022)

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor Neurophysiology of Cognitive Reserve and Working Memory in Ageing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Victoria Louise Prowse
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Age Differences in Distractor Inhibition During Visual Working Memory The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours) Honours Full Time Rebecca Sutton
    2021 - 2021 Co-Supervisor The Influence of Cognitive Reserve on Age-Related Changes in Neural Noise The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours) Honours Full Time Emilia Ek
    2020 - 2020 Co-Supervisor How Brain Oscillations Shape Working Memory Capacity The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours) Honours Full Time Jay Manion
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83133320
  • Email: sabrina.sghirripa@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Lot 14
  • Building: Australian Institute for Machine Learning Building, floor First Floor
  • Room: 1.27.06
  • Org Unit: School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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