Skills and training in dementia research

Kindly supported by Mr Richard Miller, the Miller Family Bridget IHMRI Dementia Honours Scholarship provides prospective Honours students with an opportunity to develop skills and training in dementia research in the Illawarra region.

About the Scholarship

The aim of the scholarships is to encourage these students to pursue Higher Degree Research into the diagnosis, cause, treatment and improved care for people suffering from dementia.

IHMRI awards five scholarships annually, worth $3,000 each. 

The Scholarship is administered by UOW’s Office of Advancement. For more details about the selection criteria and application prodecures visit the Miller Family Bridgewater IHMRI Honours Scholarship page.

Previous scholarship recipients

Student / Honours degree

Project title

Supervisors

Grady Smith
Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology
Advanced (Honours)

The characterisation of induced pluripotent stem cell derived microglia for the
investigation of Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis

Dr Mauricio Castro
Dr Lezanne Ooi

Gabrielle Phillips
Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences
(Honours)

Investigating the changes in sphingolipids and cholesterol esters in Huntington’s
disease

Associate Professor Todd Mitchell
Dr Sarah Hancock
Dr Andrew Jenner

Jarryd Thomson
Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology
Advanced (Honours

Stress-induced trafficking of chaperones from the endoplasmic reticulum to the
cytoplasm

Senior Professor Mark Wilson

Mikaila Bloomfield
International Bachelor of Science (Honours

The effect of UBA1 overexpression on the cell system.

Associate Professor Justin Yerbury

Jocelyn Jackson
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

An objective measure of fear in persons with dementia: initial psychometrics

Associate Professor Victoria Traynor
Dr Pippa Burns