I am Professor and Chair of Applied Ecology and Conservation in the School of Biological Sciences, and the Environment Institute, at the University of Adelaide in South Australia.
I also currently take on the following key appointments:
• Director, Centre for Applied Conservation Science
• Director, Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility
• Research and Innovation Fellow, Conservation International
• Australian Research Council Future Fellow Level II
Professor Alison Kitson is Dean of Nursing and Head of School University of Adelaide and is an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford in the UK. Before coming to Australia Alison held a number of strategic leadership and executive positions in one of the world’s largest professional organisations for nursing, the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom.
Originally from the UK, I completed my BSc in zoology with applied zoology from the University of Wales before undertaking a PhD programme at the University of Leed researching boar effects on gilt puberty. I then moved to Massey University in New Zealand for 2 years researching the impact of lactation length on sow fertility. I then moved to Canada and conducted research in various areas, including nutritional effects on sow fertility. I received my DVM from Saskatchewan in 1995 and moved back to Alberta as the provincial swine research veterinarian.
My main research interests include Structural Geology, Tectonics and Petroleum Geomechanics.
I am involved un a large investigation studying deepwater fold-thrust belts, in particular the impact of the detachment lithology, thickness and strength on structural style. I am also working on natural fracture systems and deformation bands and how they influence fluid flow in the subsurfacewith respect tot he present-day stress but also throughout their evolution since initiaition.
Stephen graduated from the University of Queensland (PhD - molecular microbiology) and then undertook postdoctoral work at the University of Birmingham (UK) with Prof Nigel Brown. He moved to the University of Adelaide in 2008 where he works on pathogenic bacteria. He has consistently worked on gene regulation in bacteria.
Professor Keefe is the Clinical Ambassador for the Transforming Health initiative in SA, Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Adelaide, and a Senior Medical Oncologist at Royal Adelaide Hospital Cancer Centre. She is the Past-President of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC).
My group uses steady state and time-resolved spectroscopic techniques to investigate the molecular processes in two significant systems. The first system is the important medicinal pigment curcumin. We aim to provide molecular insight into the medicinal effects of curcumin, focusing on the role of excited state photophysical processes and metal chelation. In addition, we use molecular assemblies including cyclodextrins and hydrogels to capture and stabilize curcumin in aqueous environment. We use these molecular assemblies to deliver curcumin to cancer cells.
One of the main contributions of Dmitri's research work has been the development of Bayesian Total Error Analysis (BATEA) - a comprehensive framework for parameter estimation and probabilistic prediction accounting for data and model uncertainties. BATEA is currently applied in hydrological modelling, with additional appplications developing in river system modelling, irrigation modelling and other areas of environmental engineering.