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Dr

Sophie Payne

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Dr

Sophie Payne

 
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Dr

Sophie Payne

 

Prior to joining the Bionics Institute, Sophie completed her PhD at the University of Western Australia (2009-2013), where she investigated long term effects of injury in the visual system. In 2012, Sophie started her first post doctorate position with Professor Janet Keast at the University of Melbourne (2013-2015) and assessed regeneration and repair of the peripheral nervous system.Sophie started working at the Bionics Institute in 2015 on a project investigating neuromodulation of the vagus nerve for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.

She works with a high profile team of neuroscientists, engineers, mathematical modellers and clinicians to generate proof-of-concept data required before this technology goes to clinical trials. Recently, Sophie’s interests have expanded to include whether peripheral nerve stimulation can be applied to treat other conditions of visceral organs.Sophie has imparted her knowledge and passion for her research through mentorship programs for recent graduates, and presentations to non-scientific community groups. To get a better understanding of the diseases she works on, Sophie is a member of Crohn’s and Colitis Australia and Diabetes Victoria. She is also on the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery steering committee, which promotes excellence in clinical research, and facilitates an annual symposium.

Projects

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Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Best Senior Investigator Oral presentation

ACMD

2018

Best Moderate Oral presentation

ACMD

2017

Best Moderate Oral presentation

ACMD

2016

CSL Stipend for UROP Student

CSL

2016

Harold Mitchell Travel Scholarship

Harold Mitchell Foundation

2012

Australian Postgraduate Award

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Medical Bionics Department

Education


Doctor of Philosophy (Neuroscience)

University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

The University of Western Australia