Researcher Profiles

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Mr David Wright

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

David's research focus is on influential point detection diagnostics in the context of hydrological model calibration.

Dr Julian Worrall

Associate Professor
Faculty of the Professions

Julian Worrall is an Australian architect, scholar, and critic, with an international reputation as an interpeter of the architecture and urbanism of contemporary Japan.

Dr Jacob Wong

Faculty of the Professions

Jacob is a Lecturer for the School of Economics. His current research interests are in the field of macroeconomics.

Dr John Willison

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Arts

Dr John Willison has twenty five years of experience in formal education, and throughout that time has been most enthralled in how to help students to engage in research-based learning, beginning with Year 8 classes, where he strived to make science laboratories hands-on and minds-on. Dr Willison found that this necessitated a raft of scaffolding and literacy strategies, and resulted in the development of resources called writE Science (writing and reading integrated with talking about experiments).

Associate Professor Natalie Williamson

First Year Director, Chemistry
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

Dr Steven Wiederman.
Senior Lecturer & ARC DECRA.

In the Visual Physiology and Neurobotics Laboratory (VPNL), we study how the brain processes visual information. Consider a human catching a ball, a dog leaping at a Frisbee or a dragonfly hunting prey amidst a swarm. Brains large and small evolved the ability to predictively, focus attention on a moving target, whilst ignoring distracters and background clutter. We use electrophysiological techniques to investigate how flying insects see the world and build autonomous robots that emulate these neuronal principles.

Peter Whellum

Higher Degree by Research Candidate
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.