Doctor Joey Siu
Joey is in her first year on the training programme for ear, nose and throat surgery (ENT) on the surgeon-scientist pathway. She graduated from the University of Otago in 2013. She had in mind that she wanted to be a surgeon during her clinical years as a medical student. Being academically inclined, she also discovered her interest in research early on and has had the opportunity to extend her involvement in research as a doctor during her clinical attachments in various hospitals. She sought to improve her foundation of surgical sciences by undertaking a Master of Surgical Sciences (University of Edinburgh) which was an important milestone and was awarded the degree with Distinction in 2017. Being granted the opportunity to embark upon a PhD, she looks forward to immersing herself in the study of the perioperative treatment of chronic sinusitis, a common chronic illness with pathogenic mechanisms that are poorly understood. Projects for the future include investigating drug levels of oral antibiotics in sinus secretions in relation to changes in the nasal microbiome, and exploring methods to optimize drug delivery of intranasal devices.
|Other GPRWMF awards received by awardee||Year|
|Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship||The optimisation of intranasal drug delivery in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis||2018|