Researcher Profiles

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Miss Vy Nguyen

Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Research Assistant
Faculty of Sciences

My current phD project:

The main focus of my research is to understand the molecular basis of toxin accumulation in common vetch and then use genome editing tools to correct the perturbation and produce zero toxin vetch. Zero toxin, protein rich vetch will be a game changer for the industry! It will allow the grain to be extensively used in new markets, for example as a valuable protein source in the poultry industry, and even human food.

Adel Aref

Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I was graduated from Ain Shams Medical School, Cairo, Egypt, with grade excellent with honour in 2003. I had one year as intern at Ain Shams University hospitals. In 2005, I started my residency training at the Clinical Oncology Department, Ain Shams University hospitals. I got my master degree in Clinical Oncology in 2008. I worked as Medical Oncology specialist for one year in Cairo, then I travelled to Dubai, UAE, where I worked as medical oncology specialist for 5 years at Dubai Hospital.

Dana Michalski

Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

My main interest is applied research involving facial comparisons by humans and automated systems. This includes facial recognition, facial identification, and facial matching. I am also interested in evaluating and developing biometric technologies that can aid in the identification of children for law enforcement purposes.

More broadly, I am interested in forensic comparison sciences, human identification, human factors, forensic psychology, and deep learning.

Constantin Seidl

Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Faculty of the Professions

Constantin Seidl is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Global Food and Resources at the University of Adelaide. His Thesis explores how Murray-Darling Basin irrigators, environmental water holders and financial investors manage their water risk and what value water as an asset has for them. Constantin has worked on the Australian water markets since his Bachelor Thesis. He has experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods, such as survey analysis and econometric regressions.

Dr Manasi Mittinty

PhD Student
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

In August 2017, Dr Manasi Mittinty obtained her PhD in Medicine, entitled ‘Vitamin D deficiency and its role in chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain.’ She examined the role of vitamin D (deficiency and supplementation) in chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain, from primary health care and patient perspective. She also investigated the intricate role play between psychological and social factors on persistent pain.

Ms Farjana Rahaman

Higher Degree by Research Candidate
PhD Candidate
Faculty of the Professions

Farjana began her journey with the University of Adelaide under the school of architecture and built environment as a Ph.D. candidate in 20th October 2014. Her research topic is "Towards a socially sustainable educational space: A study about the wayfinding design tools for the autism friendly inclusive learning environment in South Australian primary schools."Her research aim is to develop a design tool for wayfinding design for children with autism to be used by the architects and designers when designing an inclusive school in South Australia.

Ms Lian Hill

Higher Degree by Research Candidate
PhD - Masters of Psychology Clin Candidate
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am a provisionally registered psychologist completing the PhD / Masters of Psychology (Clinical) program. My research interests include resilience, animal companionship and social support. Furthermore, I have enjoyed learning and developing my skills in different research types, such as Systematic Review and Quantitative research, and have a particular interest in research design.

Noyel Thibbotuwawa

Research Officer/Engineer
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Currently working as a Research Engineer, I'm responsible for providing technical assistance, execution of research experiments and analysis, the preparation of research data, and day-to-day maintenance of the biomechanics laboratory for the Spinal Research Group and Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma research program. The Biomechanics Laboratory of the Spinal Research Group and the Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma Research is focussed on improving understanding of the biomechanics of the spine, and more generally the musculoskeletal system, in healthy, diseased and injured states.

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