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Dr Eleanor O'Brien

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Staff Member Details
Mobile: 0467 527 816
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO17.312  

Eleanor is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Precision Health and the School of Medical and Health Sciences. She researches the interaction of genetic and lifestyle factors in predicting the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.


I previously held research and teaching positions in biological sciences and genetics at the University of Bristol (2010-13; 2017-20) and the University of Bath (2014-17; 2018-19) in the UK, and the University of Wollongong (2008-09).  I completed my PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2007.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Genetics
  • Gene  x  Environment interactions
  • Alzheimer's disease


  • BAHons (Bachelor of Arts Honours), University of Ballarat, 1996
  • MA (Master of Arts), Canada, 2005


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2007.
  • Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Zoology, The University of Western Australia, 2003.
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