University of Western Australia, Australia
Sian completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science at Edith Cowan University. After a two year working holiday in the UK, she returned to Perth to complete her honours with Shelley Gorman at the Institute through Edith Cowan University. Sian looked at the vitamin D dependent and independent effects of ultraviolet radiation on expressions of obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
Sian is currently completing her PhD at the University of Western Australia where her research focus is on the independent effects of sun exposure and vitamin D.
As a part of Sian's PhD she is the Project Officer for a clinical trial called PhoCIS. PhoCIS is a NHMRC funded project based in Western Australia where Phototherapy will be given to patients diagnosed with Clinically Isolated Syndrome, a precursor for Multiple Sclerosis. Phocis will determine whether or not narrowband UVB phototherapy can be used to delay the onset of multiple sclerosis.
Multiple Sclerosis, Immunology