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Dr. Semple is an NHMRC R.D. Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship recipient and Head of the Paediatric Neurotrauma Group in the Department of Neuroscience, Monash University, Central Clinical School. Her research focuses on the acute and chronic neuropathology after traumatic injury to both the adult and pediatric brain, with a particular interest in neuroinflammation and behavioural outcomes. After obtaining her PhD at Monash University in 2010, Dr. Semple completed postdoctoral training at the University of California San Francisco, USA. Returning to Australia in 2015, she established a preclinical laboratory team at the University of Melbourne, before coming full circle back to Monash in January 2018.


External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

1 Jan 2018 → …

Research area keywords

  • neuroinflammation
  • paediatric
  • traumatic brain injury
  • neurotrauma
  • animal models
  • epilepsy
  • social behaviour
  • Brain injury
  • seizures


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