PhD Student, Tegan White from the Neuroportection and Neurodevelopment Research Group at Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Tegan White


PhD student

Research Centre:

The Ritchie Centre

Area of study:

Fetal Growth Restriction (FGR)

Year of enrolment:


Why did you choose Hudson Institute and your research group?

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do once I finished my undergraduate biomedical science degree and read through Hudson Institute's Honours research projects. Once I met my incredible supervisors I decided to do Honours in 2020 and follow that with a PhD starting in 2021!

What is your research about and what do you hope to achieve?

My research is aiming to improve the neurodevelopmental outcomes for children who are born growth restricted. I am examining the effect of fetal growth restriction on neuronal development and subsequent function. Using a pre-clinical model of fetal growth restriction the differences in neuronal microstructure can be assessed, alongside the efficacy of potential neuroprotective treatments.

What is it like being a student at Hudson Institute?

Being a student at Hudson Institute is incredible! I work with outstanding researchers and have made many friends amongst my peers.

What opportunities have you had at Hudson Institute?

I have published two papers, presented at many conferences, given the opportunity for teaching, become a committee member for the Hudson Institute Student Society (HISS) and attended the Institute student retreat.