Dr Meagan Barclay
Research Operation Manager, the Eisdell Moore Centre, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
Dr Meagan Barclay is the Research Operation Manager for the Eisdell Moore Centre, a national research centre for hearing and balance disorders that is hosted by the University of Auckland. She graduated from the University of Auckland with a Ph.D. in Physiology, where her thesis examined the development of the primary auditory neurons in the cochlea. Her postdoctoral work continued this theme of research, investigating synaptic development in the cochlea and the effects of neonatal hypoxia on the development of the auditory pathways. Meagan decided to move off the academic track in 2017 and took up her position in the Eisdell Moore Centre at the beginning of 2018.
The Eisdell Moore Centre: Supporting Research into Hearing and Balance Disorders
The Eisdell Moore Centre was established in 2017 with the support of the Hearing Research Foundation and is named after Sir Patrick Eisdell Moore, an eminent New Zealand ORL surgeon. The Centre is hosted by the University of Auckland, but brings together researchers, clinicians and community organisations from around the country. Sir Patrick’s vision was that clinical advances must be underpinned by excellence in basic and clinical sciences and the Eisdell Moore Centre seeks to continue that vision by supporting translational research and by promoting evidence based clinical services.
This presentation will introduce the Eisdell Moore Centre, potential avenues for clinicians to get involved in research and the support that we can provide, including funding opportunities, research administration support and academic partnerships. We will also highlight how research is possible within a clinical setting through selected case studies.