HDA PhD Excellence Award winner 2022

Congratulations to Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) PhD Excellence Award winner for 2022, Sarah Hammond. Sarah joins our 11th cohort of Scholars and will receive $5,000 per annum for 3 years to augment her scholarship.

Sarah Hammond is a PhD candidate within Clinical and Health Sciences at the University of South Australia. Sarah’s research project ‘Using MRI to understand the impact of fetal growth restriction on brain development’ aims to determine by using a sheep model the effect of a reduced supply of oxygen and nutrients to the fetus, on fetal brain development during pregnancy.

“I am excited and honoured to be the recipient of the HDA PhD Excellence Award 2022, and sincerely grateful to Healthy Development Adelaide for both their financial support and for providing the opportunity for me to undertake such valuable professional development. We hope that by establishing a comprehensive understanding of how the developing fetal brain responds functionally and structurally to changes in nutrient and oxygen availability, we can start to develop methods for intervention and ultimately, ensure that all babies get the very best start to life”, says Sarah Hammond.

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