Researcher Profiles

Associate Professor Natalie Williamson

First Year Coordinator
Faculty of Sciences

Associate Professor and First Year Director, Chemistry
Course coordinator for all first year chemistry courses as well as the courses SCIENCE 7020 (Communicating Science) and SCIENCE 3200 (Communicating Science III).

My research interests include synthetic organic chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, red wine pigments, olive polyphenols and chemical education.

My teaching interests include organic chemistry, spectroscopy and analytical chemistry and practical chemistry.

Dr Steven Wiederman

Senior Lecturer ARC DECRA
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Senior Lecturer & ARC DECRA

Peter Whellum

Faculty of the Professions

Peter is a law graduate and retired police officer with a long held interest in Indigenous legal issues, particularly those relevant to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in north west South Australia. A remote PH.D candidate, his thesis working title is 'The administration of justice in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands: a front line in tensions between traditional Aboriginal culture and the criminal law'.

PhD Supervisors: Prof. Alex Reilly, Prof. Amanda Nettelbeck.

Dr Linda Westphalen

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Arts

Working in a School of Education has meant that teaching is not only Linda's professional role, it is also her subject matter. A teacher for 30 years, Linda is a national Office of Learning and Teaching Citation winner in 2012, and a 2008 Winner of the Dean of Professions' Prize for Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching. Linda's current teaching is in the areas of culture, diversity and inclusion, pedagogy and engagement, and student safety and well-being.

Professor John West-Sooby

Head of French Studies
Faculty of Arts

John West-Sooby joined the staff in French Studies at the University of Adelaide in 1991, having previously held positions at La Trobe University and at the University of New England. He has a long-standing interest in the nineteenth-century French novel, with a particular focus on the Napoleonic period and the works of Stendhal. He has also worked on various aspects of the literary and historical connections between France and Australia, and most notably on the history of French scientific voyaging in the Pacific during the age of sail.

Professor Michael Webb

Director - Defence & Security
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Michael Webb joined the University of Adelaide in July 2008 where he is currently Director, Defence and Security, providing a single point of contact within the University for Defence and Security related research and education. In addition, Michael continues as the Deputy Director (Defence) at the Centre for Defence Communications and Information Networking (CDCIN). His research interests include policy defined networking, network traffic profiling and understanding the dynamics of trust in society as applied to cyber security.

Dr Alexandra Wawryk

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of the Professions

Dr Alex Wawryk received First Class degrees in Economics and Law, and a PhD in Law, from the University of Adelaide. She is currently a senior lecturer at the Adelaide Law School in Contract Law, Mining and Energy Law, and International Energy Law, and a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Mr Nick Warner

Research Fellow
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Nick Warner joined the University of Adelaide as an analyst programmer and System Administrator in 2000. Since then he has been involved in researching and developing software tools for the following clients:

Dr Richard Vokes

Senior Lecturer in Anthropology
Faculty of Arts

Richard Vokes is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Development Studies at the University of Adelaide, and an elected Research Associate of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford. He holds a B.A. Hons. and an M.A. with Distinction in Social Anthropology from the University of Kent, and a D.Phil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford. His research focuses primarily on the African Great Lakes region, especially on the societies of South-western Uganda, where he has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork since 2000.