Indya Davies

Indya Davies from the Fetal and Neonatal Health Research Group at Hudson Institute

Indya Davies

Degree

PhD student

Research Centre

The Ritchie Centre

Area of study

Fetal and Neonatal Cardiorespiratory Physiology

Year of enrolment

2019

Why did you choose Hudson Institute and your research group?

Hudson Institute is packed full of researchers who are clearly passionate about their research and their positive attitudes provide a fantastic work environment. My particular research group studies topics which I find really interesting and something that I have also become passionate about. I chose to come to the Institute because I felt supported and encouraged to pursue my career in research within I field I enjoy and alongside a team that I thoroughly get along with.

What is your research about and what do you hope to achieve?

My research aims to improve lung function at birth for full-term newborns at risk of respiratory distress. My team and I hope to prevent, or reduce the severity, of the development of serious respiratory complications in these infants.

What is it like being a student at Hudson Institute?

Hudson Institute is very inclusive and students are treated as colleagues and equals, rather than someone on a lower rank with minimal experience. Students always have a say, even in conversations involving very senior researchers and educators.

What opportunities have you had at Hudson Institute?

Hudson Institute has provided me with many worthwhile experiences so far. I'm currently drafting my second manuscript to be published at the end of the year. I was lucky enough in my first year of my PhD to attend an international conference Fetal and neonatal physiological society (FNPS) and have attended Developmental origins of health and disease (DoHAD) as a volunteer on behalf of the Institute. I have access to a large range of senior researchers who provide mentoring and support, regardless of whether they work in my field of research.