Claudia is an Aboriginal woman descending from the Wiradjuri people of central New South Wales, and is the third Indigenous Rhodes Scholar. She is undertaking a DPhil in Musculoskeletal Science at Magdalen College, Oxford.
In 2018, she graduated with a MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine from Magdalen College, Oxford. Claudia also holds a Master of Traumatology from the University of Newcastle, and a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Adelaide.
Claudia has worked as a doctor with Hunter New England Local Health District and was previously a Student Representative for the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association.
Dr Claudia Paul, Tirkapena Alumni Award, 2019
Indigenous Doctor is Rhodes Scholar for South Australia, October 2017
Dr Claudia Paul dreams of working as a general surgeon in rural and remote Australia, AIDA April 2017
My thesis intends to explore the use of electrospun nanofibers for soft tissue attachment in musculoskeletal trauma. Currently, I am investigating the possible applications for nanofibers in complex trauma of the shoulder.