I am a comparative/ecological/evolutionary physiologist interested in how animals function and how function evolves. Over the past decade my research has focused primarily on the mechanisms of digestion and nutrient absorption, modelling digestive capacity, nutritional ecology, kidney function, and salt and water balance.
More recently, my research program is expanding into the emerging area of conservation physiology and medicine- applying the concepts and methodologies of these fields to pressing problems in conservation of wildlife and biodiversity in general.
Prof. McLaughlin's research covers soil and environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, risk assessment, food quality, crop nutrition and fertilizer technology. He holds a joint appointment with the School of Agriculture Food and Wine at The University of Adelaide and the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia. Prof. McLaughlin established the Fertilizer Technology Research Centre at the University of Adelaide in 2007 supported by The Mosaic Company and various projects support by rural research corporations and the Australian Research Council.
Dr. McInerney examines how climate change influenced terrestrial ecosystems in the geologic past by analyzing the chemical signatures of fossilized plants.
PhD student, 2014-7.
Dr Mel McDowall (Sutton-McDowall) is a Senior Research Associate within the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), The University of Adelaide, which brings together the physics and chemistry of light to solve biological questions. Her role within the CNBP is to devise non-invasive, non-toxic diagnostics for predicting oocyte and embryo health and quality, stemming from Mel’s strong history in studying the metabolism of oocytes and embryos.
Membrane proteins account for about one-third of the proteins encoded by every genome but, in contrast to soluble proteins, they are poorly characterised. The research in my laboratory, based in the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases (RCID), investigates how the integral membrane protein ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters contribute to the virulence of the major human pathogens Streptococcus pneumoniae (responsible for >1 million deaths annually) and Staphylococcus aureus (a health care burden of >$1 billion AUS annually).
Research interests include: unconventional resources, architecture of sandstone reservoirs for oil and gas, sequence stratigraphy of nonmarine strata, depositional environments of coal and coal-bearing strata, and assessment of fossil fuel resources.
Senior Research Fellow, Implementation Science, Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)
Academic Lead, JBI International Midwifery Care Node
Associate Editor, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports
Associate Professor Julie Matthews is Associate Head of Research in the School of Education.
She is a sociologist of education and her current projects focus on anti radicalisation education, and refugees and education. Her research expertise is in post-colonial and Foucauldian approaches to education, feminism, cultural diversity, internationalisation, globalisation and education policy issues.