Researcher Profiles

Ms Amanda Box

Barley Quality and Industry Breeder
Faculty of Sciences

Amanda is a plant breeder with a specific interest in malting and food quality in barley. She is currently employed as the Barley Quality and Industry Manager within the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

Sarah Bernhardt

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Sarah Bernhardt is a PhD candidate with the Breast Biology and Cancer Unit, based at the Basil Hetzel Institute. Her research explores how menstrual cycling can impact breast cancer diagnosis in young women.

Dr Danushka Wijesundara

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I completed my Bachelor of Biotechnology with First Class Honours at the Australian National University (ANU) during 2008. During my honours, I became interested in understanding ways to best harness the immune system in combating viral infections. Consequently, I embarked on a PhD project with Dr. Charani Ranasinghe at The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU during 2010 to understand ways to improve the efficacy of genetically modified and safe pox viral vaccines to target human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Dr Miranda Van Hooff

Director of Research
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Van Hooff is a Senior Research Fellow, and Director of Research at The University of Adelaide's Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Dr Ellie Lawrence-Wood

Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies at The University of Adelaide and the Study Manager for the Impact of Combat Study (Transition & Wellbeing Research Programme). I am particularly interested in the role of social context in terms of how people think and behave, and the nexus between mental and physical health.

Dr John Kaldi

Chief Scientist CO2CRC - Chair of Geosequest
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

John Kaldi is a Professor of Petroleum Geology and Engineering at the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide. He is also the Chief Scientist for the CO2CRC. John’s career includes being the

Kim Griggs

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Care of the older person in today’s health system provides a unique opportunity to adapt and rejuvenate our approach to nursing management as the health landscape continues to shift, accommodating real-time and anticipated demand. Nursing system and quality measures must be sensitive to the unique clinical need of the older person to ensure organizational responsiveness in meeting future demand.