Sophie Rapagna commenced her PhD within the Medical Device Research Institute in 2017 under the supervision of Dr Egon Perilli. 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.
BEng (Biomedical) with First Class Honours, Flinders University, 2016
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
knee osteoarthritis, microCT imaging, bone microarchitecture, digital volume correlation (DVC), biomechanics
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