21 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Rosie Latimer & Wendy Wang on their graduate research completion!

Wendy Wang
Rosie Latimer
Congratulations to Rosie Latimer & Wendy Wang on completing respectively their PhD and Master's degrees! The awards were conferred on 17 June 2021.

Rosie Latimer's thesis is titled, "Emerging Issues In Sexual Health: Mycoplasma Genitalium And 'Stealthing'. She was supervised by Prof Catriona Bradshaw, Dr Lenka Vodstrcil and Prof Kit Fairley, all in the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.

Wendy Wang's thesis is titled, "Detecting Cognitive Impairments in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension using Neuropsychological and Ocular Motor Testing". She was supervised by Prof Joanne Fielding, Prof Anneke van der Walt and Dr Meaghan Clough in the Department of Neuroscience. 

Rosie's thesis
examines two emerging issues in sexual health; Mycoplasma genitalium, a relatively recently discovered STI, and ‘stealthing’, a recently discussed sexual practice. Overall, the thesis has contributed to the international literature on the prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium, and its contribution to clinical presentations in men and women, including PID and co-infection, and provides the first estimates of ‘stealthing’ in a large population of sexual health attendees.

Cognitive impairment in idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is poorly understood. Wendy's thesis demonstrates cognitive impairment in patients with IIH that was persistent for up to six months following diagnosis and unrelated to most clinical features, which supports the inclusion of cognitive monitoring in comprehensive IIH management.

Best wishes to both graduates on their future scientific careers!

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