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Irene Yang

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

Irene Yang graduated with first class honours in Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) (Hons)/ Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Sydney. She subsequently worked as a Research Assistant at the Kids Research Institute at the Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney. She has a patent for a growth tethering plate design in paediatric orthopaedics and a licence agreement for a wrist plate for wrist arthrodesis. Following her work in research, Irene switched to industry and worked as a product developer in Sydney working on an HIV diagnostic tool.

In 2018, Irene received the Clarendon Scholarship and is currently pursuing a DPhil in Musculoskeletal Science. She is principally interested in reducing the incidences of bearing dislocations for lateral compartment knee replacement. Irene is supervised by Professor David Murray and Dr. Stephen Mellon at the Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre (OOEC).