Dr Sam Burnham

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Dr Samantha Burnham is a bright, dynamic researcher working with CSIRO, she studied engineering but has been working in medical research for the last 10 years. Samantha is passionate about health and technology and determined to make an impact in the field. She has published extensively in key medical journals, such as the Lancet Neurology, and her work has contributed to CSIRO's IP portfolio. She has won a number of awards, including the annual CSIRO John Philip Award for Excellence in Young Scientists as well as a prestigious Julius Career award. This catalysed her journey of discovery in the innovation space, including courses at INSEAD and sabbaticals at Harvard & Oxford. Samantha is continually looking for ways to grow and learn.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2008

    Doctorate of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering), Newcastle University, UK

  • 2004

    Master of Science (Process Analytics and Quality Technology), Newcastle University, UK

  • 2003

    Bachelor of Science (Chemical and Process Engineering), Newcastle University, UK

Professional Experiences

  • April 2012-April 2014

    Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • April 2009-April 2012

    OCE Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • August 2017-October 2017

    Visiting Scientist
    Harvard Medical School

  • October 2017-December 2017

    Visiting Scientist
    Oxford University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2015-2019

    Julius Career Award

  • 2015

    Junior Faculty Award

  • 2014

    deLeon Prize in Neuroimaging
    Alzheimer's Association

  • 2013-2015

    Janssen ECR Fellowship
    Janssen Pharmaceuticals

  • 2013-2014

    Ruby Payne-Scott Award

  • 2012-2013

    John Philip Award for Excellence in Young Scientists

  • 2012-2013

    CMIS Early Career Resaercher Award

  • 2011-2012

    CMIS Communications Award

Other highlights

  • 2014

    International Press Coverage on my work on blood-based biomarkers for the prognosis of AD

  • 2014

    Study Visit to Reisa Sperling's labs at Harvard Medial School


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