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I am a post-doctoral research fellow in the Monash Trauma Group under the supervision of Professor Richelle Mychasiuk within the Department of Neuroscience at the Monash Alfred Clinical site.  

My PhD examined how early life adversity influenced pain outcomes following injury. We found that early life neglect and high fat-high sugar diet consumption increased chronic pain sensitivity following TBI and surgery in a sex-dependent manner, with females demonstrating more pain behaviourally, while males demonstrated more significant effects at the molecular level.

My research focus envelops the fields of epigenetics and early life adversity, traumatic brain injury, and pain, with particular interest in why some individuals recover from injury while others continue to suffer. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • early life
  • pain
  • epigenetics

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