Dr Cherylea Browne
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr Cherylea Browne

Medicine & Health
School of Biomedical Sciences

Dr Cherylea Browne is a Lecturer in Human Anatomy within the School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, and a Conjoint Lecturer within the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Australia.

In 2007, Cherylea completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with honours at The University of Sydney. Her honours research in the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Neuropathology Laboratory involved investigating the effects of post-natal nicotine exposure on autonomic regulation centres in the brainstem. Cherylea then completed a PhD in 2013 at the School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney. She investigated the effects of noise-induced hearing loss on central auditory processing. In 2012-2014, Cherylea conducted gene therapy research in the Translational Neuroscience Facility at the University of New South Wales, and subsequently was appointed as Associate Lecturer in the Department of Physiology. Cherylea was appointed as Lecturer in Human Anatomy at the University of Western Sydney in early 2014 and continues to maintain a strong research collaboration with the Translational Neuroscience Facility. In 2015, Cherylea was appointed as a Conjoint Lecturer within the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Australia. Cherylea founded the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS) Research group in 2017 and collaborates with MdDS experts at Mt Sinai Hospital - New York, United States of America, Prince of Wales Private Hospital - Sydney, Australia, and Antwerp University Hospital - Antwerp, Belgium. Cherylea is on the Advisory Medical Board for MdDS Australia and is the coordinator for the NSW Australian Brain Bee Challenge.

Over the past 9 years, Cherylea has taught anatomy and physiology across various disciplines and educational institutions. She is the unit coordinator for Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (HAP2), and teaches into Human Anatomy and Physiology 1, Neuroanatomy, Anatomy of the Thorax and Abdomen and Anatomy of the Head and Neck.

+61 2 9852 3491
Room 316, Level 3, Translational Neuroscience Facility Wallace Wurth Building, Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
  • Book Chapters | 2017
    2017, 'Cochlear implant close-field electroporation', in Miklavčič D (ed.), Handbook of Electroporation, Springer, pp. 1679 - 1697, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32886-7_59
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Housley GD; Browne CJ; Crawford EN; Klugmann M; Lovell N; Pinyon J, 2016, 'Cochlear Implant Close-Field Electroporation', in Miklavcic D (ed.), Handbook of Electroporation, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26779-1_59-1
  • Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Effectiveness of non-pharmacological treatments for vestibular and oculomotor dysfunction in patients with persistent post-concussive symptoms: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis', BMJ open, 13, pp. e066634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066634
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Fibromyalgia in Pregnancy: Neuro-Endocrine Fluctuations Provide Insight into Pathophysiology and Neuromodulation Treatment', Biomedicines, 11, pp. 615 - 615, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines11020615
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Mal de Debarquement Syndrome explained by a vestibulo-cerebellar oscillator', Mathematical medicine and biology : a journal of the IMA, 40, pp. 96 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/imammb/dqac016
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Influence of sex hormones on vestibular disorders', Current Opinion in Neurology, 35, pp. 135 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/WCO.0000000000001019
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Vestibular Disability/Handicap in Fibromyalgia: A Questionnaire Study.', J Clin Med, 11, pp. 4017 - 4017, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcm11144017
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Visual disorders and mal de debarquement syndrome: a potential comorbidity questionnaire-based study', Future Science OA, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.2144/fsoa-2022-0022
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Measuring the value of a digital supplemental resource', ADVANCES IN PHYSIOLOGY EDUCATION, 45, pp. 685 - 693, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/advan.00080.2021
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Mal de Debarquement Syndrome: A Matter of Loops?', Frontiers in Neurology, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2020.576860
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Review on Reported Concussion, Identification and Management in Extreme Sports', Muscle Ligaments and Tendons Journal, 10, pp. 290 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.32098/mltj.02.2020.14
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Assessing the engagement rates and satisfaction levels of various clinical health science student sub-groups using supplementary eLearning resources in an introductory anatomy and physiology unit', Health Education, 119, pp. 2 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/HE-04-2018-0020
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Pilot study on patients with Mal de Debarquement syndrome during pregnancy', Future Science OA, 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.4155/fsoa-2018-0109
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mucci V; Canceri JM; Brown R; Dai M; Yakushin S; Watson S; Van Ombergen A; Topsakal V; Van de Heyning PH; Wuyts FL; Browne CJ, 2018, 'Mal de Debarquement Syndrome: a survey on subtypes, misdiagnoses, onset and associated psychological features', Journal of Neurology, 265, pp. 486 - 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00415-017-8725-3
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mucci V; Canceri JM; Brown R; Dai M; Yakushin SB; Watson S; Van Ombergen A; Jacquemyn Y; Fahey P; Van de Heyning PH; Wuyts F; Browne CJ, 2018, 'Mal de Debarquement Syndrome: A retrospective online questionnaire on the influences of gonadal hormones in relation to onset and symptom fluctuation', Frontiers in Neurology, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.00362
    Journal articles | 2018
    2018, 'A new theory on GABA and Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide involvement in Mal de Debarquement Syndrome predisposition factors and pathophysiology', MEDICAL HYPOTHESES, 120, pp. 128 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2018.08.024
    Journal articles | 2018
    2018, 'Examination of current treatments and symptom management strategies used by patients with Mal de Debarquement syndrome', Frontiers in Neurology, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.00943
    Journal articles | 2018
    2018, 'Sham-controlled study of optokinetic stimuli as treatment for Mal de debarquement syndrome', Frontiers in Neurology, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.00887
    Journal articles | 2016
    Browne CJ; Pinyon JL; Housley DM; Crawford EN; Lovell NH; Klugmann M; Housley GD, 2016, 'Mapping of bionic array electric field focusing in plasmid DNA-based gene electrotransfer', Gene Therapy, 23, pp. 369 - 379, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/gt.2016.8
    Journal articles | 2012
    2012, 'Tracking the Expression of Excitatory and Inhibitory Neurotransmission-Related Proteins and Neuroplasticity Markers after Noise Induced Hearing Loss', PLOS ONE, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0033272
    Journal articles | 2010
    Browne CJ; Sharma N; Waters KA; Machaalani R, 2010, 'The effects of nicotine on the alpha-7 and beta-2 nicotinic acetycholine receptor subunits in the developing piglet brainstem', International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 28, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2009.10.005
  • Patents | 2021
    2021, Electroporation system for controlled localized therapeutics delivery, Patent No. Australian 2021 pat no.2016282210; China pat no.ZL201680037448.8; India pat no. 365630, Japan pat no. 6987642
    Preprints | 2021
    2021, The Effectiveness of Non-pharmacological Treatments for Vestibular and Oculomotor Deficits in Post-concussive Syndrome: a Protocol for a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-750941/v1

Cherylea’s research interests include;

  • Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS)

Specifically, understanding the basic clinical features, the underlying hormonal aspects and autonomic nervous system maladaptation in MdDS patients. For more information go to the Mal de Debarquement Research Group page.

What is Mal de Debarquement Syndrome?- YouTube Video created by Dr Cherylea Browne. 

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  • Molecular Gene Therapy

Specifically, the development of enhanced of neural interfaces by utilising 'close-field' electroporation to enable electro-gene transfer of therapeutic genes.For more information, go to the Translational Neuroscience Facility - Sensori-motor Group page