Researcher

Dr Brooke Farrugia

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Research Interests

My research interests line in the fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering, through the development and characterisation of biomaterials and analysis of how they interact with various biological environments. Specifically, my research activities and interests lie in the fields of wound healing and tissue regeneration, the molecular mechanisms behind their occurrence, and the development of new therapeutics.

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Research Interests

My research interests line in the fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering, through the development and characterisation of biomaterials and analysis of how they interact with various biological environments. Specifically, my research activities and interests lie in the fields of wound healing and tissue regeneration, the molecular mechanisms behind their occurrence, and the development of new therapeutics.


Grants
  • UNSW Early Career Researcher Grant (2015) - Chitosan Sulphate: a novel growth factor delivery system for wound healing
  • Australian Research Council Linkage Project (2014 - 2017) - Biomimetic blood bag materials for prolonged platelet storage

 
  • BIOM9311 Mass Transfer in Medicine - course co-ordinator
  • BIOM9432 Chemistry and Physics of Synthetic and Biological Polymers
  • BIOM9333 Cellular and Tissue Engineering
  • BIOM9420 Clinical Laboratory Science
  • BIOM9551 Biomechanics of Physical Rehabilitation

Professional Activities

Education
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology (2010-2012)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, The University of New South Wales (2010)
  • Master of Biomedical Engineering, The University of New South Wales (2006)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) The University of New South Wales (2006)

Awards
  • Australasian Wound and Tissue Regeneration (AWTRS) Travel Award (2017)
  • Australasian Society for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) Lab Travel Award (2015) - To visit Professor Bruce Caterson, Cardiff University
  • UNSW Faculty of Engineering Travel Award (2015) 
  • Australasian Wound and Tissue Regeneration (AWTRS) Travel Award (2015)
  • UNSW Faculty of Engineering Travel Award (2014) 
  • Australasian Society for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) Travel Award (2014)  
  • Australasian Wound and Tissue Regeneration (AWTRS) Travel Award (2014)
  • UNSW Faculty of Engineering Travel Award (2013) 
  • Australasian Wound and Tissue Regeneration (AWTRS) Travel Award (2013)
  • Australasian Wound and Tissue Regeneration (AWTRS) Travel Award (2012)
  • Australasian Society for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) Travel Award (2011) 
  • Australasian Society for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) Travel Award (2010) 
  • Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) Travel and Access Program Grant (2008)
  • Australasian Society for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) National Travel Grant (2008)
  • Australasian Society for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) Travel Award (2008) 
  • Australasian Society for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) Student Oral Award (2007)
  • Australasian Society for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) Travel Award (2007) 
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Location

Samuels Building
UNSW
Sydney NSW 2052
AUSTRALIA

Contact

(02) 9385 3904