Momentum Fellowships

The Faculty MDHS is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Momentum Fellowships.

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The Faculty's Momentum Fellowships support the research momentum, career progression and retention of academic staff with extraordinary personal circumstances.

We are delighted to announce two researchers have been awarded Momentum Fellowships:

Dr Vanessa Ferdinand 

Vanessa Ferdinand

Dr Vanessa Ferdinand is a researcher in Computational Cognitive Science in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. The Momentum Fellowship will support Vanessa to progress a new collaboration with the Melbourne Centre for Data Science, specifically on predictive processing in human behaviour and the extraction of causal features from complex data. The Fellowship provides much needed research independence and resources to develop new research collaborations.

Dr Claudia Marck

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Dr Claudia Marck is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Equity in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Claudia's research focuses on improving health outcomes for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic neurological disease, most commonly diagnosed in young women. The Fellowship will enable Claudia to increase her research outputs and international collaborations. It will also enable her to undertake knowledge translation and exchange activities including developing materials for clinicians, with the aim to improve better health care for people with MS.

Further information

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