Researcher Profiles

Dr Tommaso Watson

Research Associate - Post Doc
Faculty of Sciences

I specialise in Wine and Beer fermentation science. Microbial activities have contributed in shaping these alcoholic beverages thought the history of modern civilisation, to the current commercial product. Scientific progress allowed a better understanding of the role of yeast and bacteria in these process, providing knowledge and tools to create a desirable product. The focus of my research is to generate and identify microbial strains suitable for the purpose of modern winemaking and brewing, with improved technological and sensorial characteristics.

Rajeev Kamineni

Faculty of the Professions

Proven leadership and management skills in senior roles in higher education and entertainment industry. Dynamic, mature, self-starter with outstanding communication and people skills. Australian citizen with 25 years of experience of which 10 years in senior management. Successfully established 2 start-ups including leading a media company. Rajeev has a unique blend of international experience, with teaching, film, sports, theatre, book selling and student recruitment experience across several international markets including Australia, India, South Africa, Japan, Singapore and Dubai

Dr Azhar Iqbal

Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physics from the University of Sheffield, UK, in 1995 and worked for several years in the area of Photonics at the Pakistan Institute of Lasers and Optics, before receiving a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Hull, UK, in 2006. In 2006 I was with the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Pakistan. During 2006-2007 I was with the Kochi University of Technology, Japan, on a postdoctoral research fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Mr Shen Long

Postgraduate Student
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Hamish Philpott

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Hamish Philpott is a gastroenterologist and early career researcher who has completed a PhD at Monash University related to eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr Philpott received a NHMRC scholarship to support his PhD studies, and since became the Philip Bushell Foundation Research Travel Award recipient for 2016/17, and has additional research funding from the philanthropic organisation for eosinophilic disease (ausEE). He has >40 research publications, most of which relate to eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease.

Dr Dominic Mcafee

University Research Associate
Faculty of Sciences

I am a marine ecologist with a special interest in shellfish ecology. My research is heavily focused on applied marine conservation management and restoration ecology. Much of my research has focused on the capacity of wild oyster populations to protect coastal biodiversity from the extremities of climate change. The majority of this work has been conducted along the east coast of Australia and in Hong Kong.