Dr Bates received her BSc with Honours in 2001 and was awarded her PhD in 2005; both from The University of Western Australia.
She then undertook a post-doctoral research position at Edith Cowan University where she continued her research into causes and risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.
In 2008, she was invited by Professor Thomas Wisniewski to work in his laboratory at the New York University School of Medicine undertaking research into therapeutic compounds for neurodegenerative disease.
Dr Bates returned to UWA in 2010 in the Experimental and Regenerative Neuroscience laboratories, based at the School of Animal Biology.
She has published widely on research based on animal models of human disease and on longitudinal clinical studies.
Neuroscience research, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training
Research Fellow, School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science. Edith Cowan Univeristy Australia.
Visiting Research Scholar, School of Medicine, New York University USA.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in brain injury and repair
Glial cell function in brain repair
Neuronal development and morphology
Alternate animal models for neurodegenerative disease
NEUR 3325, ANHB 2217
Brain injury and repair