NRF Research Presentation Event

11am Wednesday 29th September

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Save the Date! Wednesday 29th September, 11am, PhD Researcher presentations on current Stroke, Parkinson’s, Traumatic Brain & Spine Injury Research.

Information on this event will be on the NRF website & through social media.

PhD Candidate: Keziah Skein - Traumatic Brain & Spinal Cord Injury

My research will focus on characterising the inflammatory response after concomitant Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury, and then identifying whether this response is predictive of the later development of neuropathic pain.

PhD Candidate: Justin Krieg - Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Traumatic brain injuries can lead to persistent emotional, behavioural, and cognitive symptoms. Damage to axons, long thread like structures that transmit information between neurons, may underlie these symptoms. My project investigates how axonal injury evolves over time and the different types of damage axons may incur. I’ll also determine whether axonal damage is different in children versus adults. This will allow identification of novel treatments which may depend on age at injury.

Research Officer: Ms Lola Kaukas - Traumatic Brain Injury research

One large focus of my work has been a collaboration between the Department of Neurosurgery and the Trauma Service investigating the role of Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) blood test in the management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). ROTEM blood tests are an advanced, point-of-care method of detecting abnormalities in the bloods ability to clot, also known as coagulopathy. These tests provide rapid bedside results that facilitate speedy intervention and may provide clues to how someone may recover following a TBI.

PhD Candidate: Brittany Child - Parkinson's Research

Our ongoing research involves undertaking extensive cognitive testing with Parkinson's patients both on and off medication, with the goal of identifying which aspects of cognitive function are either improved or worsened by current drug treatments. In addition, our research seeks to explore whether different patterns of motor dysfunction in Parkinson's disease co-occur with - and predict - specific patterns of cognitive decline.

A light lunch and refreshments will be served.

This venue is large enough for people to observe social distancing.

NRF research poster FINAL.pdf (252 KB)

RSVP Essential due to COVID-19 restrictions

Ginta Orchard

Phone: 8371 0771, Email:

AHMS G030 Lecture Theatre 1

NEW University of Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences (AHMS)

West End , North Tce (next to SAHMRI)

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Event details
Date and time
Wednesday 29 September 2021
AHMS G030 Lecture Theatre 1
NEW University of Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences (AHMS) West End , North Tce (next to SAHMRI) SA 5000
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