I am a NHMRC Career Development Award Fellow (Level 2) and lead the Obesity and Metabolic Health Division of the FOODplus Research Centre at the University of Adelaide.My work on the impact of maternal overnutrition on the programming of obesity and metabolic disease has made a significant contribution to current understanding of how exposure to maternal obesity and/or an excess nutrient supply before birth acts to alter the development of key systems involved in the regulation of energy balance.
My fundamental research interests are in behavioural ecology and evolution of native bees, in particular related to mating, social and foraging behaviour. I also contribute to taxonomy and phylogeography of native bees.
My applied interests are in enhancing the environment for crop pollinating bees, development of native bees as greenhouse pollinators, the use of bees as vectors of biological control agents, and the conservation of native bees.
Professor Hong Shen's research interests are parallel and distributed computing, algorithms, data mining and high performance networks.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Sensory and Consumer Science
Dr. Fleur Dolman is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Adelaide. She primarily works on communication activities for the Weed Science Research Group, to translate research findings into practical information for the farming community. Understanding and management of herbicide resistant weeds is the main focus.
I am interested in the historical agency of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and the history of their engagement in the labour market and the mining industry, in particular, the northern and central Australia regions. Other research interests include Aboriginal people and government policy in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the history of northern and central Australia, and South Australia generally..