Students at WANRI
A major strategic goal of WANRI is to provide outstanding training in research for young scientists. Many of our academic staff supervise post-graduate students through their Honours, Masters and PhD Degrees.
Each research project is tailor made for the student after discussion with the relevant research group head.
WANRI works closely with the following Universities in enrolling students:
University of Western Australia (UWA)
Murdoch University (MU)
Notre Dame University (NDU)
Edith Cowan University (ECU)
I had a really good time at the ANRI. My supervisor A/Professor Meloni and the rest of the research staff in the lab have been a great support and help throughout my 4 years in the Stroke Research Group. I have received a lot of valuable advise as well as technical support while undertaking my research at the ANRI. Also, the administrative staff provided heaps of support and help in regards to dealing with the yearly reports and paper work associated with my studies. Of course, the social events organised for staff and students have been a great opportunity to mingle and get to know everyone on a more personal level.
I also appreciate ANRI organising the yearly student symposia, which gives students the opportunity to not only practice our oral presentation skills, but also to provide an update on the progress of our research to other staff members of the institute. One aspect that I may like to see happen more often is to invite more guest lecturers come and at ANRI in the broader field of neuroscience, so staff and students get more insight into the other research that’s been conducted outside of ANRI.
Thesis submission 2013
Returned to his home state of Melbourne to continue his career in research in a post-doctoral position
ANRI, to me, was a place where I grew from being a student into an independent researcher. My journey at the institute has taught me the skills on how to be an independent and critical thinker. Apart from cultivating my intellectual abilities, ANRI has also showed me that a research institute need not necessarily be dull and dreary, but it can also be a place of fun and warmth. The people that I have befriended at the institute are now some of my closes friends, and despite leaving ANRI for more than a year, I am still very much in contact with most of my ANRI colleagues. The support given by the support staff and both my supervisors were phenomenal and I cannot fault it in any way. I actually do not think I have anything that I can suggest improving upon except to keep up the friendly and warm culture at the institute. After leaving the institute, I spent a year in Singapore as a research fellow at a tertiary hospital focusing on neuro-rehabilitation research. I had recently taken up a position at Central Queensland University lecturing in Skill Acquisition and Motor Control in the School of Medical and Applied Sciences. I would like to say my heartiest thank you to all the staff at ANRI and I wish them all the best in the coming future.
Brain Plasticity Research Group