Melissa Jane Doyle

Supervisor: Prof Vicki Anderson

I’m doing the combined Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) / PhD program; my current area of research is looking into the neuroimaging biomarkers of neurocognitive outcome in paediatric arterial ischaemic stroke. During my PhD, I’m hoping to characterise salvageable brain tissue in acute childhood stroke, using perfusion weighted and diffusion weighted MRI. I grew up on a farm in northern Victoria, my first job was as a professional boundary umpire for the Golden Rivers Football League, and I did my undergraduate degree in Drama. My interests include Harry Potter, Pokemon, Monty Python, music, and drinking lots of tea. My skills include making a lot of irritating puns, solving Rubix cubes, and quoting films and TV.