James Wong

Doctor of Philosophy Student, Mr

  • The University of Western Australia (M309), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


James is completing his PhD in the field of Comparative Respiratory Physiology at The University of Western Australia. His research focuses on the creative solutions mother nature provides to problems still emerging. Currently, his project studies the relationship between hopping-mediated breathing in kangaroos and the strucutural design of the respiratory system accommodating the unique mechanism. The impact of extreme physiological conditions in humans have often found solutions in species that have adapted to survive under the same extreme conditions.

Outside of research, James is an advocate of mental health, women's health and sexual education. With the increasing volume of extreme news and rapid society changes, maintaining mental wellbeing is paramount. James aims to positively incorporate his values and to the best of his ability, provide productive discussions to develop safe workplaces for everyone.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Comparative Respiratory Physiology, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Western Australia


Award Date: 30 Nov 2016

Physiology and Neuroscience, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science , The University of Western Australia


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