Jocasta Ball

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Securing a place at Monash University was non-negotiable for Dr Jocasta Ball. There wasn’t a doubt in her mind the she would accept a place in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree at Monash.

Dr Ball said having an education from Monash University would put her in a prime position to forge a successful clinical research career and with the “professionalism and expertise” of the lecturers and tutors, it was a privilege to study at Monash.

Following her Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree, she went on to complete her Honours degree in Biomedical Science at the Monash Institute for Reproduction and Development, and after working as a clinical researcher for a number of years, in 2014 she completed her PhD on atrial fibrillation. At this time, she was also awarded the Monash University 2014 School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine PhD Thesis Excellence Award for an outstanding PhD thesis and its contribution to research.

Not long after, Dr Ball received a NHMRC/National Heart Foundation of Australia Early Career Fellowship and has continued to be involved in multiple fascinating research projects, publications and collaborations (both national and international).

“My work is gaining impetus and recognition worldwide including informing expert consensus statements and clinical practice and has been the subject of national and international media coverage (television, print and radio).”

Now an accredited PhD/Masters Supervisor, Dr Ball is currently supervising two PhD students with a view to include more in the future. In 2017 she will be a visiting academic at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø to continue her work into atrial fibrillation in an international context.

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