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.