RESUME

 

I have two very fundamental aspirations; contribute to the growth of human knowledge and create something that'll lessen the suffering of others. All my professional and personal endeavours have been guided through these aspirations of mine. 

ASPIRATIONS
EDUCATION
University of Melbourne. PhD Neuroscience

​2019 - Present

 
University of Otago. BSc (Hons) Neuroscience

​2014 - 2017

Liston College. High School

​2007 - 2013

Skills

MATLAB

3D Printing & Design

Eye-Tracking Experiments

7T fMRI Design and Analysis

3T fMRI Analysis

EEG Data Collection

Rats Electrophysiology 

HPLC Protocol and Analysis

Research Interests 
Research Assistant. University of Queensland

​2019 (January) - 2019 (July)

Visiting Scholar. University of Queensland

​2018 (October) - 2018 (December)

 
Research Assistant. University of Auckland

​2017 (December) - 2018 (September) 

Biomechanics and Psychology Tutor. University of Otago

2014 - 2017

Tennis Coach. Te Pai Tennis (Auckland)

2011 - 2013

WORK 
EXPERIENCE

NEUROIMAGINING 

LEARNING & MEMORY

DECISION MAKING 

NEURALCIRCUITS

NEUROMODULATORS

PREDICTION-ERRORS

MENTAL MODEL UPDATES

ADDICTION

Garrido Lab. University of Queensland.

​2018 (October) - 2019 (July)

fMRI project investigating the neural mechanisms involved in accelerated perceptual awareness with respect to emotion and prediction.

Lambert Lab. University of Auckland.

​2017 (December) - 2018 (September) 

In-lab eye-tracking for subconscious processing and mobile eye-tracking with tennis players on-court investigating the relationship between tennis performance and eye-movement behaviour.

Bilkey Lab. University of Otago.

​2017 (February) - 2017 (November) 

Conflict and adaptation signals in the ventral tegmental area and anterior cingulate cortex.

Paulin Lab. University of Otago.

​2016 (November) - 2017 (February) 

Building an electronic vestibular system model stimulating fluid flow.

Smith Lab. University of Otago.

​2015 (November) - 2016 (February) 

The neurochemical basis of tinnitus in rats.

 

SCIENCE 
PROJECTS
PUBLICATION
Elston, T. W., Kalhan, S., & Bilkey, D. K. (2018). Conflict and adaptation signals in the anterior cingulate cortex and ventral tegmental area. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 11732. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-30203-4
Chief Executive Officer. Chiasma Dunedin

​2015 - 2016

 

Chiasma is a non-profit student led organisation which connects science students to the science industry. This opportunity allowed me to form relationships with some of the most innovative science companies and passionate scientists which served as inspirational models to the science students.

 

 

Co-founder & President. Otago University Tennis Association

​2015 - 2016

 

Worked with an executive of six very passionate individuals who contributed in managing this association. Have made close links with Tennis Otago and OUSA who supported us in many ways.

President. Science Community of Otago

​2015

 

Worked with a great team to represent the science students of Otago University and initiated many events including "Let's Talk Science" which features the top researchers in Otago University giving talks about their new advancements in their field of research. Also made links with Division of Science, OUSA, Applied Science as well as others.

LEARDERSHIP
ROLES
Cirriculum
Vitae 
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