Researcher Profiles

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David Findlay

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

David Findlay is Professor of Orthopaedic Research in the Discipline of Orthopaedics and Trauma at The University of Adelaide. His undergraduate and postgraduate studies were at The University of Melbourne, followed by postdoctoral work at the National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA. He has worked in bone and joint research for over 30 years, focusing on the mechanisms of pathological bone loss, both systemic, such as in osteoporosis, or focal, such as in bone cancer or around orthopaedic implants.

Garumma Feyissa

Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Garumma T Feyissa (MPH) is a scholar (HDR fellow) in the School of Public Health. Garumma has both research and teaching experiences in Jimma University and Goba Health Sciences College. He holds masters degree (MPH) with specialty in Health Promotion and Bachelor degree in Health Officer. As a result of his professional experience and research outputs, Garumma has been academically promoted to a level of an assistant professor in the department of Health Education and Behavioral Sciences in Jimma University. His professional and research interests are:

Dr Renae Fernandez

Research Associate
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Having recently completed my PhD, I am now working as a Research Associate within the Life Course and Intergenerational Health Research Group, Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide.

My PhD research involved a series of epidemiological studies focusing on the consequences of women’s night shift work for infertility and reproductive outcomes.

Professor Christine Feinle-Bisset

NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Prof Christine Feinle-Bisset has a PhD in Nutrition and GI Physiology from the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim (Germany). She joined the University of Adelaide in 2000. She has been an NHMRC-funded Senior Research Fellow since 2010 (ongoing), and is a chief investigator in the NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Translating Nutritional Science to Good Health (2013 - 2018). Her research is clinical and relates to the impact of nutrients on appetite, GI motor and hormone function and perception, in health, obesity and functional dyspepsia.

Dr Juraj Farkas

Faculty of Sciences

My research focuses on biogeochemistry and non-traditional isotopes, and their application to solve problems relevant to earth system sciences and environmental studies.

Professor Katrina Falkner

Deputy Dean (Students) for ECMS
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Professor Falkner is Deputy Dean (Students) for the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, and leads the Computer Science Education Research Group (CSER), and the Modelling & Analysis Program within the Centre for Distributed and Intelligent Technologies (CDIT) within the School of Computer Science.

David Ellis

Faculty of Sciences

I am internationally recognised as a key opinion leader in medical mycology and for my leadership in teaching and for my research discoveries. I was the a Chief Medical Scientist and Head of the Mycology Unit at SA Pathology, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide for 33 years, retiring from full-time work in November 2011. I remain an Affiliate Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Adelaide. I graduated from La Trobe University Botany Department with BSc Hons, MSc and PhD in mycology.

Associate Professor Natalie Edwards

Associate Professor of French Studies
Faculty of Arts

I obtained my Ph.D. in 2005 from Northwestern University, USA, and was Associate Professor of French at Wagner College, New York City, until 2012, when I joined the University of Adelaide. I am a passionate educator and have won Faculty teaching awards, the Stephen Cole the Elder award (the University of Adelaide's premier teaching award) and a national-level Australian Award for University Teaching.

Professor John Dunn

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

My research focuses on cognitive psychology - the study of knowing, learning, thinking, judging, reasoning, and remembering. A common theme in my research across these different areas concerns how different kinds of psychological processes can be identified. To this end, I have been active in developing an approach, called state-trace analysis, that can be used to answer this and related questions.