Researcher Profiles

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Dr Natalie Betts

Postdoctoral Fellow
Faculty of Sciences

Molecular biologist with experience in plant and fungal systems and recent specialisation in developing and germinating barley grain. Writing and editing experience in scientific, medical (regulatory) and business management fields.

Dr Karen Best

Affiliate Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I have had more than decade of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Neonatal Nurse and played a pivotal role in the introduction of home gavage feeding to promote early discharge for preterm babies. I transitioned to clinical trial coordination and was instrumental in the design of web-based trial management systems enabling the quality completion of several large-scale, NHMRC and Industry funded RCTs at a standard recognised by top-ranking general medical journals including JAMA and the BMJ.

Dr Bettina Berger

Scientific Director - The Plant Accelerator
Faculty of Sciences

After a degree in biotechnology and a PhD in molecular biology of plants, I used a two-year fellowship to focus on the emerging field of plant phenomics. I joined the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics in 2008, where I used non-destructive imaging to study the effects of salinity on barley.

Dr Terry Bennett

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Terry studied the modelling of soil-structure interaction for his PhD, with particular emphasis on how to avoid spurious reflections encountered on the boundary of numerical models which can render the results of analyses as meaningless.
Following his studies Terry joined TNO Bouw in the Netherlands where he worked on the development and maintenance of the general purpose finite element code DIANA. He then worked a postdoctoral researcher at Delft University of Technology in the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.

Associate Professor Stephen Bell

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Sciences

The screening, engineering and directed evolution of enzymes holds great promise for biotechnological applications. In the lab we study enzymes for biocatalysis and organic synthesis applications. The ultimate goal is to develop these systems as biocatalysts for clean, sustainable, low energy oxidation processes with applications in natural product synthesis (for example generation of valuable flavour and fragrance compounds) and then bioremediation of recalcitrant compounds such as aromatic hydrocarbons.

Professor Stephen Begg

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Stephen (Steve) Begg is former Head of School and Professor of Petroleum Engineering & Management. His research and teaching focus is on decision-making under uncertainty, asset and portfolio economic evaluations, and psychological & judgmental factors that impact these, particulary eliciting expert opinion and uncertainty assessment.

Professor Christine Beasley

Faculty of Arts

Chris Beasley is Professor in Politics, and from 2009-2013 she was Co-Director of the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender, at the University of Adelaide. She primarily teaches in three areas of Politics—social and political theory, gender and sexuality studies, and cultural politics. Beasley has previously studied and taught in a range of disciplines/departments, including Sociology, Women's Studies, Aboriginal Studies, Education, Philosophy and Cultural Studies..

Mr Christopher Bean

PhD Candidate
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am a Registered Psychologist (General Registration), completing a PhD about psychosocial work factors and their association with overweight and obesity, as well as energy balance-related behaviours (e.g. diet and physical activity).

Supervisors: Professor Helen Winefield (University of Adelaide), Dr Charli Sargent (Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science, Central Queensland University), and Dr Amanda Hutchinson (University of South Australia).

Associate Professor Susan Bastian

Associate Professor
Faculty of Sciences

A large amount of my past and current research focuses on areas of significance along the value chain of grape and wine production in relation to: viticulture management and wine production effects on grape and wine quality; relationships between grape and wine sensory attributes, composition and quality; molecular drivers of sensory profiles; perception of wine and beer astringency and body; alternative grape varieties in Australia; Australian wine terroir, regionality and provenance; wine consumer marketing, cross-cultural differences, perception, preference, emotions, context and predict