Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


HealtheX 2012 results

Congratulations to the winners of HealtheX 2012!

Oral presentation - Doctoral category


Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science

  • First Place: Alexandra Wallace
    Department: Liggins Institute
    Supervisor: Professor Jane Harding
    Project: Fetal anaemia impairs heart growth and increases indices of cardiovascular risk in adult survivors of intrauterine transfusion
  • Runner Up: Ankita Umapathy
    Department: Optometry and Vision Science
    Supervisor: Dr Julie Lim
    Project: Characterising GSH efflux pathways in the rat lens: evidence for inter-tissue exchange of glutathione

Applied and Clinical Science

  • First Place: Giriraj Singh Shekhawat
    Department: Audiology
    Supervisor: Dr Grant Searchfield
    Project: Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) intensity and duration effects on tinnitus suppression
  • Runner Up: Derryn Gargiulo
    Department: Anaesthesiology
    Supervisor: Professor Alan Merry
    Project: Microbial validation of a commercial filter unit: the V-bugs study

Oral presentation - Non-doctoral category


  • First Place: Tom Kai Ming Wang
    Department: Medicine
    Supervisor: Professor Peter Ruygrok
    Project: Isolated aortic valve replacement in over 80 year olds in 2007-2011: Age trends and mortality
  • Runner Up: Zaid Aqrawe
    Department: Pharmacy
    Supervisor: Dr Darren Svirskis
    Project: The preparation and characterisation of polypyrrole particles for tunable drug delivery

Poster presentation


  • First Place: Prutha Redey
    Department: Anatomy with Radiology
    Supervisor: Dr Susan McGlashan
    Project: Understanding the mechanosensitive response to osmotic loading in cell sub-populations within the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc
  • Runner Up: Junru Song
    Department: Anatomy with Radiology, Centre for Brain Research
    Supervisor: Dr Henry Waldvogel
    Project: Heterogeneous GABAA receptor localisation in the human amygdala

AMRF Emerging Researcher Award


  • Congratualtions to Alexandra Wallace, winner of the Doctoral Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science Oral Presentation category, for receiving the AMRF Emerging Researcher Award which grants $5,000 towards travel to share her research with the wider scientific community.