Researcher Profiles

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Professor Rachel Ankeny

Faculty of Arts

Professor Rachel A. Ankeny is an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar whose areas of expertise cross three fields: history/philosophy of science, bioethics and science policy, and food studies. She is an Honorary Visiting Professor in the College of Social Science and International Studies (Philosophy) at the University of Exeter (UK) and an adjunct faculty member in the Center for Biology and Society, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, at Arizona State University (US).

Wallace Law

Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Faculty of Sciences

W. Boone Law is an archaeologist and PhD candidate in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science. He works closely with the University of Adelaide's Spatial Information Group (SIG), where he is conducting his PhD research on the application of satellite remote sensing and spatial technologies to investigate past Aboriginal land use and archaeological site distribution in the Australian arid zone.

Professor Jennifer McMahon

Professor of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts

My research has two different but related aims.  The first includes original scholarship on Immanuel Kant's Critique of the Aesthetic Power of Judgment in which I identify the origins of misreadings of Kant's aesthetic formalism in the writing of certain early twentieth century philosophers and art theorists who influenced writing on Kant's aesthetics up until the present.

Professor Peter Veitch

Head of Department - Physics
Faculty of Sciences

Professor Peter Veitch is Head of Department of Physics and the Leader of the University of Adelaide node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav). He was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America “for development of techniques essential to the successful high optical-power operation of gravitational wave detectors and contributions to Advanced LIGO”.

Professor Julie Owens

Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Division of Research and Innovation

I was previously the inaugural Head of the School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences and earlier, the Head of Discipline of Physiology and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Sciences.

Dr Denise Gamble

Faculty of Arts

My research interests have shifted from an early career focus on philosophy of mind and philosophy of language to Kant's moral and aesthetic philosophy and moral and aesthetic issues in philosophy of film.

Dr Arusyak Sevoyan

Senior Research Associate
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Arusyak is a Sociologist with specialization in Demography and Medical Sociology. She is currently a Senior Research Associate in the Life Course and Intergenerational Health Group at the School of Public Health. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to migration, population health, fertility, reproductive health, gender, and the social aspects of climate change.

In 2013, she received the highly competitive and prestigious ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award to conduct research on Migrant Health issues in Australia.

Tammy Amirian

Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences