Profile picture of: Siobhan Schabrun


University of Western Sydney, Brain Rehabilitation and Neuroplasticity Unit, School of Science and Health

Research Interests

Neuroscience, Pain and Rehabilitation


Siobhan Schabrun is a Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at The University of Western Sydney, Australia where she leads the Brain Rehabilitation and Neuroplasticity Unit (BRAiN-u). Her research focuses on understanding why some people develop on-going pain after injury while others do not, as well as developing and testing new treatments that could help reduce persistent pain in future. Siobhan holds an undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy (2006) and a PhD in Neuroscience (2009) and has spent time working in research laboratories in Germany and Denmark. In 2014, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and in 2011, a Young Tall Poppy Science Award for science communication. Siobhan is passionate about community engagement and has been involved in programs such as Scientists in Schools and Science meets Parliament. She currently manages a blog and seminar series that aims to translate basic and clinical research for individuals living with pain.