Doctor Cherylea Browne

Doctor Cherylea Browne

Senior Lecturer - Human Anatomy,
Physical Sciences

Biography

Dr Cherylea Browne is a Senior Lecturer in Human Anatomy within the School of Science, Western Sydney University, and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer within the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Australia.

In 2007, Cherylea completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with honours at The University of Sydney. Her honours research in the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Neuropathology Laboratory involved investigating the effects of post-natal nicotine exposure on autonomic regulation centres in the brainstem. Cherylea then completed a PhD in 2013 at the School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney. She investigated the effects of noise-induced hearing loss on central auditory processing. In 2012-2014, Cherylea conducted gene therapy research in the Translational Neuroscience Facility at the University of New South Wales, and subsequently was appointed as Associate Lecturer in the Department of Physiology. Cherylea was appointed as Lecturer in Human Anatomy at the University of Western Sydney in early 2014 and continues to maintain a strong research collaboration with the Translational Neuroscience Facility. In 2015, Cherylea was appointed as a Conjoint Lecturer within the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Australia. Cherylea founded the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS) Research group in 2017 and collaborates with MdDS experts at Mt Sinai Hospital - New York, United States of America, Prince of Wales Private Hospital - Sydney, Australia, and Antwerp University Hospital - Antwerp, Belgium. Cherylea is on the Advisory Medical Board for MdDS Australia and is the coordinator for the NSW Australian Brain Bee Challenge.

Over the past 11 years, Cherylea has taught anatomy and physiology across various disciplines and educational institutions. She is the unit coordinator for Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (HAP2), and teaches into Human Anatomy and Physiology 1, and Anatomy of the Head and Neck.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Browne.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • BMDSC (Hons) University of Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Neuroscience Society (2008 - 2009)
  • Australasian Neuroscience Society (2010 - 2012)
  • Australasian Neuroscience Society (2016 - 2017)
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology (2012 - 2013)

Awards

  • School of Science and Health CILT Grant (with Dr Manisha Dayal) 2016-05-16
  • School of Science and Health CILT Grant (with Dr Manisha Dayal and Dr Hayley Green) 2016-05-16
  • UWS Researcher Development Strategic Initiative Funding 2015-07-03
  • School of Science and Health Research Seed Grant (ECR Category) 2014-05-21
  • School of Science and Health CILT Grant (with Dr Manisha Dayal) 2015-05-11
  • School of Science and Health ECR Grant 2015-04-21
  • School of Science and Health Research ECR Grant 2016-05-11
  • School of Science and Health CILT Grant 2016-05-16
  • Western Sydney University Strategic Initiative Funding - Career Interruption Grant 2018-11-01
  • Western Sydney University Strategic Initiative Funding - ECR Grant 2017-01-01

Interests

  • Mal de Debarquement Syndrome
  • Auditory Neuroscience
  • Cochlear Implant
  • Gene Therapy
  • MdDS
  • Motion Sickness
  • Neuritogenesis
  • Vestibular Neuroscience

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Physical Sciences

Committees

  • MdDS Australia
  • Australian Brain Bee Challenge

Contact

Email: C.Browne@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone:
(02) 4620 3491
Mobile:
Location: 21.1.12
Campbelltown

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 300322 Neuroanatomy, 2012
  • 300751 Anatomy of the Thorax and Abdomen, 2016
  • 300754 Neuroanatomy, 2015
  • 300754 Neuroanatomy, 2016
  • 300825 Introduction to Anatomy, 2012
  • 300892 Medical Science Project, 2015
  • 300897 Anatomy of the Head and Neck, 2015
  • 300897 Anatomy of the Head and Neck, 2016
  • 300910 Advanced Science Project C, 2017
  • 300937 Advanced Science Project A, 2015
  • 300937 Advanced Science Project A, 2018
  • 400868 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1, 2014
  • 400868 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1, 2015
  • 400868 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1, 2016
  • 400868 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1, 2017
  • 400868 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1, 2018
  • 400868 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1, 2020
  • 400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2, 2011
  • 400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2, 2012
  • 400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2, 2014
  • 400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2, 2015
  • 400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2, 2016
  • 400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2, 2017
  • 400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2, 2019
  • 400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2, 2020
  • 400881 Functional Anatomy, 2011

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Housley, G., Browne, C., Crawford, E., Klugmann, M., Lovell, N. and Pinyon, J. (2016), 'Cochlear implant close-field electroporation', Handbook of Electroporation, Springer 9783319267791.

Journal Articles

  • Seehusen, C., Mucci, V., Welman, K., Browne, C., Feletti, F. and Provance, A. (2020), 'Review on reported concussion, identification and management in extreme sports', Muscle, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, vol 10, no 2 , pp 290 - 299.
  • Mucci, V., Indovina, I., Browne, C., Blanchini, F., Giordano, G., Marinelli, L. and Burlando, B. (2020), 'Mal de Debarquement Syndrome : a matter of loops?', Frontiers in Neurology, vol 11 .
  • Browne, C. (2019), 'Assessing the engagement rates and satisfaction levels of various clinical health science student sub-groups using supplementary elearning resources in an introductory anatomy and physiology unit', Health Education, vol 119, no 1 , pp 2 - 17.
  • Mucci, V., Canceri, J., Jacquemyn, Y., Ombergen, A., Maes, L., Heyning, P. and Browne, C. (2019), 'Pilot study on patients with Mal de Debarquement syndrome during pregnancy', Future Science, vol 5, no 4 .
  • Mucci, V., Canceri, J., Brown, R., Dai, M., Yakushin, S., Watson, S., Ombergen, A., Topsakal, V., Heyning, P., Wuyts, F. and Browne, C. (2018), 'Mal de Debarquement Syndrome : a survey on subtypes, misdiagnoses, onset and associated psychological features', Journal of Neurology, vol 265, no 3 , pp 486 - 499.
  • Mucci, V., Canceri, J., Brown, R., Dai, M., Yakushin, S., Watson, S., Ombergen, A., Jacquemyn, Y., Fahey, P., Heyning, P., Wuyts, F. and Browne, C. (2018), 'Mal de Debarquement syndrome : a retrospective online questionnaire on the influences of gonadal hormones in relation to onset and symptom fluctuation', Frontiers in Neurology, vol 9 .
  • Mucci, V., Jacquemyn, Y., Ombergen, A., Heyning, P. and Browne, C. (2018), 'A new theory on GABA and calcitonin gene-related peptide involvement in MdDs predisposition factors and pathophysiology', Medical Hypotheses, vol 120 , pp 128 - 134.
  • Mucci, V., Perkisas, T., Jillings, S., Rompaey, V., Ombergen, A., Fransen, E., Vereeck, L., Wuyts, F., Heyning, P. and Browne, C. (2018), 'Sham-controlled study of optokinetic stimuli as treatment for Mal de Debarquement Syndrome', Frontiers in Neurology, vol 9 .
  • Canceri, J., Brown, R., Watson, S. and Browne, C. (2018), 'Examination of current treatments and symptom management strategies used by patients with Mal De Debarquement Syndrome', Frontiers in Neurology, vol 9 .
  • Browne, C., Pinyon, J., Housley, D., Crawford, E., Lovell, N., Klugmann, M. and Housley, G. (2016), 'Mapping of bionic array electric field focusing in plasmid DNA-based gene electrotransfer', Gene Therapy, vol 23, no 4 , pp 369 - 379.
  • Browne, C., Morley, J. and Parsons, C. (2012), 'Tracking the expression of excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission-related proteins and neuroplasticity markers after noise induced hearing loss', PLoS One, vol 7, no 3 .
  • Browne, C., Sharma, N., Waters, K. and Machaalani, R. (2010), 'The effects of nicotine on the alpha-7 and beta-2 nicotinic acetycholine receptor subunits in the developing piglet brainstem', International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, vol 28, no 1 , pp 1 - 7.

Conference Papers

  • Browne, C., Ratanapongleka, M., Muench, G., Parsons, C. and Morley, J. (2012), 'Alpha Lipoic Acid and noise induced hearing loss : a prevention and treatment trial', Association for Research in Otolaryngology Annual Midwinter Research Meeting, San Diego, Calif..
  • Parsons, C., Browne, C., Chen, S. and Morley, J. (2011), 'Tracking neuronal changes in the auditory system following noise-induced hearing loss', Association for Research in Otolaryngology. Annual Midwinter Research Meeting, Baltimore, Md..
  • Browne, C., Morley, J. and Parsons, C. (2011), 'Tracking the expression of GABAA receptor subunit a1, Glutamic-Acid Decarboxylase-67, N-Methyl-D-Aspartate receptor subunit 2A in rat auditory pathway following noise-induced hearing loss', Association for Research in Otolaryngology Annual Midwinter Research Meeting, Baltimore, Md..
  • Parsons, C., Calford, M., Browne, C. and Morley, J. (2009), 'Tracking tonotopic changes in the auditory system following noise-induced hearing loss', Society for Neuroscience. Meeting, Chicago, Ill..
  • Browne, C., Morley, J. and Parsons, C. (2009), 'Tracking the expression of GABAA receptor subunit a1 in rat auditory cortex, inferior colliculus and dorsal cochlear nucleus following noise-induced hearing loss', Society for Neuroscience. Meeting, Chicago, Ill..

Other Publications

  • 2016, 'Electroporation System for Controlled Localized Therapeutics Delivery', Patent

Cherylea’s research interests include;

  • Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS)

Specifically, understanding the basic clinical features, the underlying hormonal aspects and autonomic nervous system maladaptation in MdDS patients. For more information go to the Mal de Debarquement Research Group page.

What is Mal de Debarquement Syndrome?- YouTube Video created by Dr Cherylea Browne.

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  • Molecular Gene Therapy

Specifically, the development of enhanced of neural interfaces by utilising 'close-field' electroporation to enable electro-gene transfer of therapeutic genes.For more information, go to the Translational Neuroscience Facility - Sensori-motor Group page

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cherylea_Browne

This information has been contributed by Doctor Browne.

Current Projects

Title: Tracking changes in brain activity and balance in athletes following mild traumatic brain injury
Funder:
  • Headsafe MFG Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Cherylea Browne and Rocco Cavaleri
Years: 2021-03-08 - 2022-03-07
ID: P00027029

Previous Projects

Title: Understanding the influence of sex hormones on Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS)
Funder:
  • MdDS Australia
Western Researchers: Cherylea Browne
Years: 2020-02-17 - 2021-06-01
ID: P00026292

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Understanding the Influences of Sex Hormones on Mal de Debarquement Syndrome
Field of Research:

Media

Title: ABC Illawarra - Drive with Lindsay McDougall
Description: ABC Illawarra - Drive
Title: What is Mal de Debarquement Syndrome?
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Title: Doctoral thesis gets good hearing at UWS
Description: Macarthur Chronicle Newspaper Interview
Title: Three Minute Thesis
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