Researcher Profiles

Dr Kate Delaporte

Postdoctoral Fellow
Faculty of Sciences

Kate is the Acting Curator of the Waite Arboretum and Waite Conservation Reserve, a position that enables her to implement her knowledge of trees and Australian native plants, her skills in working with volunteers and community groups, and grow her various research interests. Kate’s main interest is improving Australian native plants for horticulture by research into propagation, cultivation, and breeding and selecting new varieties and species.

Dr Michelle Lim

Faculty of the Professions

Dr Michelle Lim's research occurs at the intersection between biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods. Michelle completed a double degree in Science (Ecosystem Management) and Law and a PhD on legal and institutional arrangements for transboundary biodiversity conservation at the University of New England. Michelle's post-doctoral research, based at the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee, Scotland, examined governance approaches for addressing ecosystem services and human well-being in the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Delta.

Xiangqun Ju

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Xiangqun Ju has long-term clinical experience on oral and maxillofacial surgery and her PhD research has involved epidemiological aspects of oral and general health among older Australians. Now she works in the University of Adelaide’s Indigenous Oral Health Unit as an Indigenous oral health researcher to investigate the relationship between social economic status, nutrition and dental caries among Indigenous Australian children.

Dr Thomas Leistner

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I am a Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics. I did my PhD at Humboldt-University Berlin, held postdoc positions at Berlin and Adelaide, and worked as a Assistant Professor at the University of Hamburg before joining the University of Adelaide.
My research lies in differential geometry, which is an area of pure mathematics that deals with curved spaces (and space-times) and has applications in mathematical physics, in particular in general relativity and string theory.

Eamon Raith

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Eamon Raith is an ICU Registrar at The Royal Adelaide Hospital, a Neonatal & Paediatric Retrieval Registrar at MedSTAR Kids & a Clinical Lecturer in the Discipline of Surgery. He has research interests in outcomes research and experimental medicine, in the areas of mitochondrial bioenergetics, sepsis, extracorporeal life support, neurocritical care, haemostasis & thrombosis, and surgical critical care.

Ms Jessie-Briar Treloar

Postgraduate Student
Faculty of Sciences

I am a PhD candidate in Earth Sciences Sprigg Geobiology Centre supervised by Dr Liz Reed, Dr Mark Hutchinson and Dr Marc Jones.

Ms Natalie May

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Natalie is a final year PhD student in the School of Public Health. Her project investigates public perceptions and attitudes toward the introduction of alcohol warning labels that carry the message 'alcohol causes cancer'.
She also tutors a number of public health courses.

Dr Dominic Keuskamp

Research Associate
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Dominic Keuskamp is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) at the University of Adelaide. He is a public health researcher with an interdisciplinary background in ecology and education. He previously worked as a Research Fellow at Southgate Institute for Health, Society & Equity at Flinders University. His research interests include the impact of precarious forms of employment on mental and physical health, and the role played by psychosocial factors as mediators.