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Irene Yang

DPhil Candidate, Beng (Biomed)(Hons), BMedSci

Irene Yang graduated with first class honours in Bachelor of Medical Science/Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) (Hons) from the University of Sydney. She subsequently worked as a Research Assistant at the Kids Research Institute at the Westmead Children’s Hospital and then as a product developer on the design of a POC HIV diagnostic tool (project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).

In 2018, Irene was awarded the Oxford Clarendon Scholarship and is currently reading for a DPhil in Musculoskeletal Science. Working alongside Professor David Murray and Dr. Stephen Mellon at the Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre (OOEC), her work focuses on redesigning the Oxford Knee implant aiming to reduce the risk of mobile bearing dislocations in lateral compartment knee replacement surgery.