Research Assistant

Nikhilesh Bappoo

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Research Interests:

I am currently completing my Master of Professional Engineering degree and completed my Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) in 2017. My research project aims to improve current 3D image reconstructions of placental blood vessels from control and stressed rat models during pregnancy, and investigate haemodynamics and wall shear stress using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This will allow us to better understand placental development and associated pathologies during pregnancy.

Hobbies & Interests:

My interests include volunteering with Teach Learn Grow which aims to bridge the educational gap in remote and Aboriginal communities in Western Australia through the Rural Program and eMentor Program ( Through these programs, I'm able to tutor and mentor youth groups and also coordinate volunteer groups and plan the programs. I also enjoy travelling, eating out, watching and playing football (or as Aussies say, soccer).