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Vicky Johnstone


  • The University of Western Australia (M082), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 205 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
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Personal profile


Vicky has a background in medical research, specialising in neuroscience and cardiovascular research. She completed her undergraduate at UWA in 2007, and went on to complete her PhD at the Australian National University in 2011. Her research experience spans multiple laboratories, both nationally and internationally and has included positions at Columbia University Medical Center (NY, USA) and Monash University (VIC, Aus).

Roles and responsibilities

My role as a Research Development Adviser is to work actively with the UWA research community to expand and diversify the research income base of the university. I will help you through all stages of the funding process, from locating sources of funding through to writing and submitting your application.

Previous positions

* PhD at the Australian National University (2008-2011)
* Postdoctoral research at Columbia University, NY USA (2011-2012)
* Postdoctoral research at Monash University (2012-2014)
* Postdoctoral research at The University of Western Australia (2014-2016)

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Research Output 2009 2017

  • 205 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 17 Article
  • 2 Review article
11 Citations (Scopus)

Adult-onset obesity is triggered by impaired mitochondrial gene expression

Perks, K. L., Ferreira, N., Richman, T. R., Ermer, J. A., Kuznetsova, I., Shearwood, A-M. J., Lee, R. G., Viola, H. M., Johnstone, V. P. A., Matthews, V., Hool, L. C., Rackham, O. & Filipovska, A., Aug 2017, In : Science Advances. 3, 8, p. e1700677

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mitochondrial Genes
Gene Expression
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
3 Citations (Scopus)

Progesterone sharpens temporal response profiles of sensory cortical neurons in animals exposed to traumatic brain injury

Allitt, B. J., Johnstone, V. P., Richards, K. L., Yan, E. B. & Rajan, R., 1 Jul 2017, In : Cell Transplantation. p. 1202-1223

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
7 Citations (Scopus)

Environmental enrichment attenuates traumatic brain injury: Induced neuronal hyperexcitability in supragranular layers of sensory cortex

Alwis, D. S. S., Yan, E. B. B., Johnstone, V., Carron, S., Hellewell, S., Morganti-Kossmann, M. C. C. & Rajan, R., 2016, In : Journal of Neurotrauma. 33, 11, p. 1084-1101 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Traumatic Brain Injury
Environmental Exposure
11 Citations (Scopus)
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