- Role: PhD StudentGroup: Fetal and Neonatal Health
Why did you choose Hudson Institute and your research group?
I completed Honours in the The Ritchie Centre at Hudson Institute of Medical Research, 2021. After an incredible year with my supervisors and other members of the research team, I decided to continue and begin my PhD in 2022. I chose Hudson Institute because the scientists are passionate about the research they do, and there is strong support for young people and women in science. My research group focuses on Fetal and Neonatal Health and as The Ritchie Centre is in the research building adjacent to the hospital we work very closely with Neonatologists in all aspects of our research, ensuring what we do is clinically relevant.
What is your research about and what do you hope to achieve?
My research aims to improve the cardiorespiratory transition to newborn life for infants born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. My team and I hope to establish the most appropriate method of delivery and ventilation strategy to help reduce the severity of pulmonary hypertension for these infants.
What is it like being a student at Hudson Institute?
Hudson Institute is a great place for students to build life-long friends and to be inspired by peers and colleagues at different career stages. Students are treated as colleagues and equals, rather than someone of a lower rank, and are involved in all aspects of research and discussion with senior researchers.
What opportunities have you had at Hudson Institute?
I am the 2022 President of the Hudson Institute Student Society and our main golf is to organise events for students to engage with, learn from, and be inspired by one another. I am excited to get to know more students at the Institute and provide the opportunity for people to build life-long friends.
How will your research help others?
I hope that my research will contribute to developing delivery and ventilation guidelines specific to helping infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia transition smoothly to newborn life.