Dr Bhedita Seewoo
Studied Neuroscience Affiliated UWA Appointed 2017
Bhedita’s doctoral research explored the use of MRI technology to examine the effects of brain stimulation on brain activity, chemistry and structure in preclinical models with a view to assist humans suffering from depression. Bhedita was driven by intense intellectual curiosity and the determination to make a difference in people’s lives.
“The FRF scholarship has made an enormous difference in my life giving me the opportunity to do a PhD and collaborate with the Mayo Clinic (USA) which has the potential to help vast numbers of people. Upon completion of my PhD, I received an honourable mention from the Board of the Graduate Research School Dean’s List at UWA for an outstanding thesis. Because making a difference is of paramount importance to me, I am now working with the Plastics team at the Minderoo Foundation to gather evidence of the effects of plastic chemicals on human health.”