Completing her BSc degree in 2016 from The University of Western Australia Hadeel Tarawneh majored in Neuroscience, where she went on to complete a Masters of Biomedical Science with a Neuroscience specialization in 2017. During her masters research Hadeel investigated calcium binding protein expression following repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over the prefrontal cortex in an animal model of tinnitus. Her Masters research was part of a larger publication which has been accepted in the journal of Experimental Brain Research.
In 2018, Hadeel volunteered at Ear Science Institute Australia to build upon her research skills, particularly in clinical research. Shortly after joining Ear Science Institute Australia, Hadeel decided to continue her research journey as a PhD student through The University of Western Australia in collaboration with Ear Science Institute Australia.
Hadeel’s PhD project focuses on utilizing auditory electrophysiological tests to provide an objective measure of auditory function in patients at different stages of dementia as well as those that are at high risk of developing dementia. Through her PhD Hadeel aims to apply auditory electrophysiological assessments to the diagnosis of pre-clinical dementia. Her PhD supervisors are Dr Dona Jayakody, Dr Wilhelmina (Helmy) Mulders, Dr Hamid Sohrabi and Professor Ralph Martins.
Mulders, W., Leggett, K., Mendis, V., Tarawneh, H., Wong, J., & Rodger, J. (2019). Low-intensity repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over prefrontal cortex in an animal model alters activity in the auditory thalamus but does not affect behavioural measures of tinnitus. Experimental Brain Research, 237(4), 883–896. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-018-05468-w