Researcher Profiles

Dr Vesna Drapac

Associate Professor
Faculty of Arts

Vesna Drapač is an Australian of Croatian background. She was an undergraduate at the University of Adelaide and undertook postgraduate studies at Oxford where she completed her Doctorate. Her research interests include modern French religious and cultural history, the history of Yugoslavia and the social history of the Second World War. She has a secondary research interest in Australian immigration history. Currently she is working on a collaborative project on the historiography of the Second World War in Europe from a comparative and transnational perspective.

Romana Dew

Faculty of Sciences

My Ph.D. focuses on the palaeogeography and tectonic evolution of Thailand. Thailand is made up by three major terranes: Indochina, Sukhothai and Sibumasu. These three terranes have not always been connected therefore; this project investigates their origin, relative position, separation/collision with other blocks and past environments. By collecting samples across the three terranes and analysing their geochemistry, this research will assist in understanding their tectonic history.

Dr Igusti Darmawan

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Arts

Dr I Gusti Ngurah Darmawan is a Senior Lecturer and the Associate Head (International) within the School of Education at the University of Adelaide.

His research interests are wide and varied. From a strong initial interest in ICT and Science Education, he has extended his field of inquiry in these areas to cross-national and comparative perspectives, and consequently developing a strong interest in educational research methodology and measurement.

Professor Petrina Coventry

Faculty of the Professions

B.Ed. (UTS), M.Phil. Ethics (UNSW), MBA (UniSA), Global EMBA (USYD), MA Buddhist Studies (IBC).

Petrina Coventry is Industry Professor with Adelaide University and a partner with Asia based Coi Capital Pte Ltd.

Dr Lyndsey Collins-Praino

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Lyndsey Collins-Praino holds a PhD in behavioral neuroscience. Her research focuses on the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying cognitive decline in healthy aging and in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. She is particularly interested in the role of inflammation in this process. Her research has appeared in a variety of high-quality, peer-reviewed journals, and she has presented it at both national and international conferences.

Mr Michael Colbung

Faculty of Arts

Michael Colbung is a lecturer and researcher with the School of Education, in the Faculty of Arts.Michael has worked on a number research projects undertaking a variety of roles in those projects.

He is a Wongatha (Wongi) / Nyoongah man with strong cultural links to the Wirangu and Kookatha nations after living in Ceduna for 30 years.

Dr Jacqueline Clarke

Senior Lecturer in Classics Head of
Faculty of Arts

I received my doctorate at the University of Adelaide in 1998, from which I published my book Imagery of Colour and Shining in Catullus, Propertius and Horace (New York 2003). It builds upon the growing interest in recent decades in concepts of pictorial vividness (enargeia) and pictorial description (ekphrasis) in
the works of ancient writers. I have also published articles on Catullus and Propertius. Another area of interest has been the metaphorical use of landscape in Roman elegy of all periods.

Dr Hong Gunn Chew

Associate Lecturer
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Hong Gunn is a Teaching Fellow with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He is the electronics practical coordinator and final year projects coordinator in the school. His research interest are in Machine Learning, Autonomous Systems, Cyber Security and Energy Management.

Ms Melissa Chamney

Lecturer and Course Co-Ordinator
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Melissa Chamney is a Lecturer specialising in nephrology nursing and joined the School of Nursing in January 2016. She previously worked at City University, London as a Senior Lecturer and was also the Programme Director for Undergraduate Pre-Registration Adult Nursing.