DR Bridgette Semple

DR Bridgette Semple


  • neuroinflammation (rodent model)
  • pediatric brain development
  • post-traumatic epilepsy
  • traumatic brain injury (behaviour)



  • Dr. Semple is a Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital), based in the Melbourne Brain Centre (Kenneth Myer Building) at Parkville. 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. Returning to Melbourne in 2015, after several years working at the University of California San Francisco, Dr. Semple is working with Prof. Terence O'Brien and others to pursue ongoing research into the relationship between neuroinflammation and post-traumatic epileptogenesis in the immature brain.   


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Additional Grant Information

  • 2013-2016 - CJ Martin Biomedical Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship – National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia.
    2011-2014 - NIH/NINDS RO1 NS050159 and NS077767 (PI – Linda Noble).
    2012 - Sir Keith Murdoch Postdoctoral Fellowship - American Australian Association.
    2012 - Core Exploratory Award from UCSF Resource Allocation Program.
    2007-2010 - Australian Postgraduate Award - Australian Federal Government.   


Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 2010
  • BBioMed(Hons), Monash University 2006

Awards and honors

  • C.J. Martin Research Fellowship (National Health & Medical Research Council, Australia), 2013
  • Not in List, 2011


Available for supervision

  • Y