Tayla graduated from a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (Hons.) attaining First Class Honours from RMIT University. During her studies, she completed internships at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Western Health Hospital, assisting senior biomedical engineers in the maintenance and repair of medical equipment. For her final year project, Tayla was selected to be a part of the Study Center for Optofluidics and Nanophotonics program, which entailed a six month research internship at the Hochschule Karlsruhe Technik & Wirtschaft in Karlsruhe, Germany. Her work consisted of developing and manufacturing microfluidic devices using 3D printers, to simplify the production of microfluidic devices that have 3D structures. Throughout her undergraduate program, Tayla developed a great interest in cochlear implants and since then has pursued work in this area of interest.
Currently, Tayla is undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne in the Department of Otolaryngology, under the supervision of Professor Stephen O’Leary. Her project aims to improve the preservation of residual hearing in cochlear implant recipients, by detecting and removing intra-cochlear blood during implantation.
|Other GPRWMF awards received by awardee||Year|
|Research Scholarship||Detecting and removing intra-cochlear blood during cochlear implantation to preserve hearing||2019|