Dr Caitlin Wyrwoll
Caitlin Wyrwoll completed her PhD at The University of Western Australia, studying the effects of omega-3 fatty acids in attenuating developmental programming outcomes. She then moved to the University of Edinburgh, UK for a postdoctoral position with Professor Megan Holmes and Professor Jonathan Seckl. During this time she investigated the role of placental and neural 11β-HSD2 in determining adult cognitive and affective behaviours. She also began to focus on the importance of feto-placental vascular structure for fetal outcomes. She was appointed as Lecturer in 2011 at The University of Western Australia. Her research group primarily concentrates on the importance of early life environment for future health outcomes, with a particular focus on vascular development.