Dee Michell has training in the Humanities (Theology) and the Social Sciences (Women's Studies) and experience as a social researcher and interdisciplinary scholar. She is a passionate advocate for university education, both as a pathway to creating a more just and inclusive social world, and as a source of self-understanding for those wanting to make connections between their life experience and the social-cultural environment in which they live.
Karen qualified as a dentist in 1985 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She worked as a paediatric dental practitioner in Brazil from 1985 to 2006. She received her Master in Paediatric Dentistry from Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and also in Public Health from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has a PhD in Public Health (Epidemiology) from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, after spend one year at University College London (UK).
I am working cross-culturally with women from the Afghan and South Sudanese refugee communities in South Australia using a community-based participatory approach to explore conceptualisations of mental health and how this may influence help-seeking for mental health issues.
I am a PhD candidate in Art History researching the art world networks of the South Australian artist Hans Heysen (1877-1968) with particular attention to his correspondence.
The main focus of my research is early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease using computational modeling of combined TMS-EEG. I compare key measures of cortical excitability, connectivity, and plasticity in health and disease in order to discover early bio-markers for cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease patients. I use a variety of statistical and computational methods including biophysical modeling and graph theory.
David Brennan is Professor at the University of Adelaide, where he leads the Health Services Research Unit at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health. His research interests include patterns and trends in dental service provision, factors relating to variation in service rates, psycho-social and socio-economic determinants of service use and patient-based outcomes such as health utility measures and quality of life.
Professor Paul Steffens is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the ECIC, The University of Adelaide. His core areas of expertise are entrepreneurship and diffusion of innovations. Paul has been a lead investigator for research projects totalling more than AUD 1.5 million and has published over fifty academic publications, including journal articles in leading entrepreneurship, marketing and technology management journals.