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Sarah Osborn, Senior Clinical Research Specialist

Sarah Osborn joined the Bionics Institute in 2023 as a Senior Clinical Research Specialist, supporting and facilitating clinical research projects.

Sarah is an Associate Investigator and Study Coordinator for medical device trials in Essential Tremor and Epilepsy, which are being run through the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

Sarah has worked in the clinical research industry for the majority of her career, having held positions at a Victorian Public Hospital, a major international Contract Research Organisation (CRO) and at other Medical Research Institutes. She has had involvement in investigator-initiated, collaborative group and commercially-sponsored clinical research projects and trials across all phases.

She was the coordinator for the Australian Parkinson’s Disease Registry and is still involved in the provision of biological samples and data for other researchers who wish to access these materials for their own research.

Sarah enjoys mentoring other clinical research staff and students. Sarah has presented at international conferences as a subject matter expert for a medical device used for the objective measurement of Parkinson’s disease.

Sarah enjoys fostering long-term relationships with the research participants she has the privilege of working with.

She has both a professional and personal interest in the development of treatments for neurodegenerative conditions, particularly movement disorders.

Sarah works closely with Neurologists and Research Engineers, as well as Industry partners.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours (Physiology) from Monash University and a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research from the University of Melbourne.


ORCID: 0000-0002-0413-5880

Selected publications

  1. Fernando, Chathurini ; Osborn, Sarah; Horne, Malcolm. (2023). At-Home Blood Pressure Measurements Provide Better Assessments of Orthostatic Hypotension in Parkinson’s Disease. Journal of Personalized Medicine. 13. 1324. 10.3390/jpm13091324.
  2. Kotschet, Katya; Osborn, Sarah; Horne, Malcolm. (2022). Measurement of Bradykinesia and Chorea in Huntington’s Disease Using Ambulatory Monitoring. Clinical Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 8. 100179. 10.1016/j.prdoa.2022.100179.
  3. Shokouhi, Navid; Khodakarami, Hamid; Fernando, Chathurini; Osborn, Sarah; Horne, Malcolm. (2022). Accuracy of Step Count Estimations in Parkinson’s Disease Can Be Predicted Using Ambulatory Monitoring. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 14. 904895. 10.3389/fnagi.2022.904895.
  4. Osborn, Sarah; Churchward, Philip; Soja, Katarzyna; O’Driscoll, Denise; Braybrook, Michelle; Khodakarami, Hamid; Evans, Andrew; Farzanehfar, Parisa; Hamilton, Garun; Horne, Malcolm. (2018). The use of accelerometry as a tool to measure disturbed nocturnal sleep in Parkinson’s disease. npj Parkinson’s Disease. 4. 10.1038/s41531-017-0038-9.
  5. Farzanehfar, Parisa; Woodrow, Holly; Braybrook, Michelle; Osborn, Sarah; Evans, Andrew; Nicklason, Frank; Horne, Malcolm. (2018). Objective measurement in routine care of people with Parkinson’s disease improves outcomes. npj Parkinson’s Disease. 4. 10. 10.1038/s41531-018-0046-4.
  6. Horne, Malcolm; Osborn, Sarah; Lynch, P; Zoellner, York. (2015). Objective Data In Parkinson’s Disease Therapy Management – A Retrospective Analysis Of The Parkinson’s Kinetigraph (Pkg) Database. Value in Health. 18. A685. 10.1016/j.jval.2015.09.2534.
  7. Horne, Malcolm; Osborn, Sarah ; Bergquist, Filip. (2015). An Objective Fluctuation Score for Parkinson’s Disease. PLoS ONE. 10.1371/journal.pone.0124522.
  8. Evans, Andrew ; Kettlewell, Jade; Osborn, Sarah; Kotschet, Katya; Griffiths, Robert; Horne, Malcolm. (2014). A Conditioned Response as a Measure of Impulsive-Compulsive Behaviours in Parkinson’s Disease. PloS one. 9. e89319. 10.1371/journal.pone.0089319

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