Miss Sophie Rapagna

Casual Academic

College of Science and Engineering

place Tonsley
1284 South Road, Clovelly Park SA 5042

Sophie Rapagna commenced her PhD within the Medical Device Research Institute in 2017 under the supervision of A/Prof Egon Perilli and Prof Karen Reynolds. Her research explores lower limb bone microarchitecture and biomechanics, specifically, exploring the quantification of tibial cartilage morphology and subchondral bone micro-architecture in knee osteoarthritis using micro-computed tomography.

Qualifications

BEng (Biomedical) with First Class Honours, Flinders University, 2016

Honours, awards and grants

European Society of Biomechanics Student Award Finalist, European Society of Biomechanics Conference 2020, Webinar Jul 2020

PhD Student Award, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society 25th Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, 2019

European Society of Biomechanics Travel Award, European Society of Biomechanics Conference 2019, Vienna, Austria, 2019

"The One to Watch" Award, PhD Award Finalist, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society 24th Annual Conference, Perth, Australia, 2018

Travel Grant, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society 24th Annual Conference, Perth, Australia, 2018

Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia (priority industry ‘Health Services and Medical Research’) Scholarship for $17,500 to be used towards PhD research, 2018

World Council of Biomechanics (WCB) Student Bursary Award: Asia/Pacific, Africa, Central and South America; 8th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB 2018), Dublin, Ireland, 2018

RHD Student International Conference Travel Grant, Flinders University, 2017

University Medal, Flinders University, 2016

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