2013 PhD Clinical Neurophysiology, UNSW
2008 BSc Health and Exercise Science (Hons) UNSW
Dr Ria Arnold is an NHRMC Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Exercise Physiology, School of Health Sciences, UNSW. She is also an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
Dr Arnold's research is focused on improving outcomes for people with peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Her studies span pathophysiological investigations, clinical trials, and health systems research. Her research program is also examining the role of Exercise Physiology as part of multidisciplinary care teams of dialysis and CKD patients. Her studies are working to identify pragmatic indicators for referral to exercise professionals and work toward equitable access to allied health in this context
2020 Recipient of the UNSW School of Medical Science, Paper of the month October
2017 Recipient of the UNSW School of Medical Science, New Researcher of the Year Award
2015 Shortlisted for the Australian Diabetes Society Clinical Young Investigator Award at the Australian Diabetes Society Meeting, SA.
2014 Recipient of the UNSW Mark Rowe Prize - For outstanding doctoral thesis in Neurophysiology UNSW.
2013 Recipient of the UNSW Dean’s List Award - For Outstanding Research by PhD Candidate, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW.
2012 Recipient of the European Renal Association Young Investigator Award at the 49th Annual ERA Congress, Paris, France.
2011 Recipient of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists Best Free Communication Award the 14th Biennial Clinical Neurophysiology Workshop QLD.
2011 Recipient of the Tow Prize for Best Oral Communication at the Coast Medical Association/Combined Prince of Wales Campus Hospital. NSW.
2010 Recipient of the UWS Student Presentation Prize at the Australian Society for Medical Research Meeting, NSW.
2008 Recipient of the UNSW School of Medical Sciences Prize – For highest 4yr aggregate mark Health & Exercise Science, UNSW.
2018-21: Arnold, UNSW School of Medical Science Early Career Support Grant, UNSW $30,000
2016-18: Arnold, Rebecca Cooper Foundation Medical Research Grant $24,900
2015- 21: Arnold, NHMRC Early Career Fellowship $356,439
2014-14: Arnold, Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Short Term Travel Fellowship $7,138
2012: Arnold, Pfizer Travel Sponsorship $5,000
2011 : Arnold, JDRF/Macquarie Foundation Early-Stage Scientist Research Travel Grant $4,000