Rising star in cardiovascular research

My supervisors and VU staff supported and encouraged me to pursue postgraduate studies and research.

Lauren Cornall
Cardiovascular and nutritional research

Lauren Cornall is discovering new treatments for chronic diseases with her PhD research.

"VU’s nutritional therapy degree offered great opportunities for my career development including workplace learning in clinics.

I graduated and went on to do my honours year in biomedical science research. My supervisors and VU staff supported and encouraged me to continue with postgraduate studies.

I received a scholarship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia to undertake my PhD at VU researching new treatments for obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. At the same time I completed the Master of Science in Dietetics.

I was a semi-finalist for the 2013 BASF Science and Technology Award, and a finalist in the 2014 Award category as part of the Victorian Young Achievers Awards. Being recognised among my peers in the state meant a lot.

I also tutor and mentor students. I hope to continue in this role to help train and develop future scientists."

Lauren studied

Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Therapy) (see Bachelor of Human Nutrition)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Biomedical Science)
Master of Science in Dietetics (see Bachelor of Nutritional Science/Master of Dietetics)
Doctor of Philosophy

Find out more about nutrition and biomedical sciences courses at VU.