Researcher Profiles

Dr Waddah Al-Ashwal

University Research Fellow
Faculty of Sciences

Dr Waddah A. Al-Ashwal graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering in 2003 (top of his class), from Sana'a University, Yemen. Before returning to academia he worked in the gas and oil industry as a wireline field engineer for Schlumberger S.A. In 2007, he obtained an M.Sc. in digital communications and microwaves (with distinction) from the University of Manchester, UK. In 2011, he completed his PhD in electronic engineering from University College London, UK.

Dr Md Younus

Adjunct Fellow
Faculty of Arts

Dr Younus, PhD (Adelaide), MPhil (Waikato), MSc and BSc (first class second in Geography, DU) has started work at the discipline of Geography, Environment and Population, Adelaide University, South Australia as a Visiting Research Fellow in June, 2011. He was assigned as a team member with various international research activities, such as: Ford Foundation, International Water Management Institute, BUP, ADB, WMO, Global Water Partnership and the University of Waikato. He has presented papers in various international seminars in the USA, Norway, Finland, Australia, Bangladesh and the UK.

Professor Mathai Varghese

Elder Professor of Mathematics
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Professor Mathai Varghese is the Director of the Institute for Geometry and its Applications (IGA). He is also the Elder Professor of Mathematics within the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, an Australian Laureate Fellow as well as an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics within the Mathematical Sciences Institute at the Australian National University. His research interests are in Geometric Analysis and Mathematical Physics.

Dr Patrick Hughes

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr. Hughes is interested in understanding how the nervous and immune system communicate, the role that microbiota has in mediating these interactions and the development of new tools for imaging these interactions. He investigates these interactions in diseases of the lower gastrointestinal tract, particularly Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. These diseases are associated with pronounced changes to microbiota, immune function and nervous signalling, but it is currently not clear how these changes relate to symptoms. Dr.

Dr Peter Strelan

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Peter Strelan

Peter Strelan works at the intersection of social psychology and individual differences. His broad research interest is in the area of forgiveness, with a specific focus on the relation between justice and forgiveness.

He also has an interest in body image, in particular the application of objectification theory to explaining the antecedents and consequences of negative body image.

Dr Melissa de Oliveira Santos Garcia

Research Fellow
Faculty of Sciences

I'm a plant geneticist interested in plant breeding and the use of new genetic diversity. After completing my BSc in Biological Sciences, I did a MSc on Genetics and Plant Breeding where I looked at the genetic diversity in a genus of Brazilian orchids. During my PhD, I continued to work on genetic diversity and its use in plant breeding by studying a legume forage. This project was a collaboration between the University of Campinas and the Brazilian Agricultural Corporation (Embrapa) to assist their breeding programs.

Claire Settre

Faculty of the Professions

Claire Settre is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Global Food Studies at the University of Adelaide. Her thesis explores the use of water markets to achieve positive environmental outcomes. Claire has a diverse academic background combining engineering, politics and economics. She has experience in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, including integrated hydro-economic modelling, ecosystem service valuation and stakeholder engagement. Claire was a 2016 Endeavour Fellow.