Dr Wendy Adams
Wendy joined the Bionics Institute in 2017 and works across various levels of the organisation to provide research and commercialisation support, building on her expertise in neuroscience.
Wendy completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in neuroscience at the University of Melbourne in 2010. Her PhD research was conducted at the (then) Mental Health Research Institute and investigated the role of brain serotonin systems in schizophrenia.
After a year at Monash University coordinating a clinical psychology project, Wendy moved to Canada for her postdoc at the University of British Columbia. Her postdoctoral research explored the neurobiology of impulsivity and decision-making related to addiction and gambling. A career highlight was the fact that a study she worked on looking at the cognitive effects of cannabis was mentioned on The Colbert Report!
Upon returning to Melbourne, Wendy transitioned away from a career at the bench and joined the Bionics Institute in December 2017.