Dr Andrea Harrington

Senior Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

place SA Health & Medical Research Institute
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr. Harrington is a laboratory based research scientist, unravelling the spinal cord and brain circuits that receive and process sensory information from internal (visceral) organs. Such information is then used to identify remodelling within these circuits in disease states of chronic visceral pain. Her technical strengths are in in vitro and in vivo anatomy mapping, molecular localisation, microscopy and neurophysiology.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Dept. of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne 2007

Bachelor of Science (Hons) University of Melbourne 2003

Key responsibilities

As the Head of the Central Pathways Projects in the Visceral Pain Group (VIPER) she leads discovery research funded by the ARC mapping the spinal cord and brain circuits processing visceral sensation and how these change in disease to facilitate chronic visceral pain. Based at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). There are PhD opportunities available.

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