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Vicky Batchelor

Research Assistant

I am a first year DPhil student at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology where I primarily work under the supervision of Prof Tonia Vincent. I am interested in understanding the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis, particularly on the molecular mechanisms of pain and angiogenesis.

I completed my undergraduate training in Neuroscience at the University of Western Australia in 2017. Following my undergraduate training, I pursued an Honours degree at the University of Melbourne. I was based in the Epigenetics and Neuroplasticity laboratory within the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. My Honours project studied the transgenerational effects of paternal chronic stress on offspring stress physiology. Prior to commencing my DPhil, I worked with Prof Tonia Vincent and Dr Fiona Watt as a research assistant. My role comprised of working on two projects: the laboratory aspects of a large international consortium project STEpUP OA, and a project investigating sex differences and molecular mechanisms of pain in osteoarthritis.