Researcher Profiles

Dr Luke Bennetts

Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Rebecca Feo

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am passionate about conducting qualitative research that has the potential to generate practical outcomes related to health and well-being. My research expertise involves employing the qualitative approach of Conversation Analysis to examine real-life, naturally occurring interactions, particularly related to the provision of healthcare and advice. I am also highly experienced in a range of other qualitative approaches. My current postdoctoral research focuses on improving the delivery of fundamental nursing care within the acute healthcare system.

Xiao Liu

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Xiao Liu received her Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with first class honors from the University of Adelaide in 2015. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Adelaide with a focus on sleep study related biomedical signal processing.

Professor Jozef Gecz

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Jozef Gecz is Australian NH&MRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Adelaide. He is the founding head of the Neurogenetics Research Program located at the Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital. The broad research aim of his group is to further understanding of brain function through the identification and characterisation of genes with naturally occurring mutations in patients with intellectual disability, autism, some, primarily monogenic, forms of epilepsy and cerebral palsy.

Mr Michael Evans

Research Associate
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Mr Michael Evans is a Ph.D. student in the School of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Adelaide, having completing his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Aerospace) and Bachelor of Science (Theoretical and Experimental Physics) with 1st class Honours in 2013. His Ph.D. research is focussed on the differences in, and transition between, conventional and MILD (moderate or intense low oxygen dilution) combustion. This research is undertaken using experimental laser diagnostics and numerical simulations on cluster computing systems.

Yagnesh Nagarajan

Faculty of Sciences

I investigate the regulatory mechanisms of TRP channels in limited oxygen conditions.

Dr Stephen Warren-Smith

Ramsay Fellow
Faculty of Sciences

Stephen completed his BSc (Physics and Theoretical Physics) with first class honours at The University of Adelaide in 2006. From 2007 to 2010 he completed his PhD under the supervision of Tanya Monro, Shahraam Afshar, and Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem on a project titled “Chemical sensing using microstructured optical fibres.” His PhD project was in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Swinburne University of Technology to develop microstructured optical fibre sensors for the application of corrosion sensing of aircraft.

Annabel Sorby-Adams

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Annabel is a current PhD Candidate and Member of the Translational Neuropathology Laboratory and Stroke Research Program within the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. Her research is also affiliated with the Adelaide Center for Neuroscience Research, NeuroSurgical Research Foundation and the Peter Couche Foundation

Associate Professor Caroline Laurence

Head of School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Caroline Laurence is a health services researcher and is currently the Head of the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide.

She is a recognised expert in the area of health workforce planning, particularly for the primary care sector. Her research has contributed to a greater understanding of the workforce pipeline in Australia including career decision making, workforce maldistribution, retention issues, changing workforce profiles and workforce policy analysis.

Nerina Dunt

Faculty of Arts

Nerina Dunt is a researcher, writer and occasional curator. Her most recent major project was the research and documentation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Collection held by Flinders University Art Museum. She was also commissioned by the University of New South Wales for research projects 'South Australian Artists at the Art Gallery of South Australia' and 'Photohistory SA, R.J. Noye Collection at the Art Gallery of South Australia'; both of which were documented for Design & Art Australia Online.