School of Animal and Veterinary Science
Faculty of Sciences
Dr Amy Wooldridge
PhD topic: Prenatal programming of postnatal allergy susceptibility (2013 - 2016)
Interested in: developmental programming, allergy, early origins of health and disease
Supervisors: Dr Kathryn Gatford (primary supervisor), Dr Karen Kind (co-supervisor), A/Prof Vicki Clifton (co-supervisor, University of Queensland), Dr Rob Bischof (co-supervisor, Monash University). Previously Honorary Research Associate , Faculty of Science, School of Human Sciences, University of Western Australia.
I have a background in Animal Science with First-Class Honours, and am currently completing my PhD within the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide. My thesis is titled Prenatal programming of postnatal allergy susceptibility, supervised by Dr Kathryn Gatford (primary supervisor), Dr Karen Kind (co-supervisor), Prof Vicki Clifton (co-supervisor, University of Queensland), Dr Rob Bischof (co-supervisor, Monash University).
From May 2016 I will be located at the University of Western Australia.
Date Position Institution name 2015 - 2015 Unpaid position - co-supervisor of two students enrolled in OB&GYNAE 3100 - Research Project in Reproductive Health in Semester 1 University of Adelaide 2012 - 2012 Research assistant (between Honours/PhD study) University of Adelaide 2011 - 2012 Assistant (included supervising high school volunteers) Royal Adelaide Show 2011 - 2015 Volunteer - "staff" (2015), "sub-staff" (2014), "team leader" (2013), regular volunteer (2011) AVCon: Anime and Video Games Convention/Festival 2011 - 2011 Work experience - farm hand Mallee Park Piggery 2006 - 2013 Supervisor/office cashier/self-serve supervisor/service cashier (previous position: meat cabinet assistant) Woolworths Limited 2003 - 2006 Work experience - shop assistant Pete's Pets
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2015 Award Healthy Development Adelaide Travel Grant — — 1000 2015 Scholarship Robert Seamark Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology — — 10,000 2015 Recognition Participation Award, 3-Minute Thesis Competition University of Adelaide Australia — 2015 Research Award Runner-up PhD Poster Award — Australia — 2015 Award Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Travel Award — — — 2015 Award Robinson Research Institute Travel Grant — Australia — 2014 Award Robinson Research Institute Travel Grant — Australia — 2014 Scholarship Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation Supplementary Scholarship — Australia — 2013 Award Robinson Research Institute Travel Grant University of Adelaide Australia — 2013 Award Endocrine Society of Australia Travel Award — — — 2013 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award University of Adelaide Australia — 2012 Research Award First Prize for Oral Presentation by an Honours/HDR student University of Adelaide Australia — 2012 Award Endocrine Society of Australia Travel Award — Australia — 2012 Scholarship Commonwealth Hill Honours Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia — 2004 Scholarship Australian Cooperative Entry Program Scholarship Woodcroft College Australia —
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2013 - 2016 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine 2012 - 2012 University of Adelaide Australia Honours I (Science) 2009 - 2011 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Animal Science)
Date Title Institution name Country 2015 Systematic Review Training (Modules 1 & 2) Joanna Briggs Institute — 2015 Senior First Aid Certificate Medi Aide Emergency Training — 2012 Animal Ethics Training University of Adelaide — 0 Boat Operator's Licence SA Government — 0 Driver's Licence (Class C) SA Government —
Research InterestsAllergy Animal Growth and Development Animal Nutrition Animal Physiology _ Systems Animal Physiology - Cell Animal Reproduction Biochemistry and Cell Biology Developmental Biology Endocrinology Endocrinology & Metabolism Evolutionary Biology Foetal Development and Medicine Immunology Medical and Health Sciences Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics Medical Biochemistry: Amino Acids and Metabolites Nutritional Physiology Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine Obstetrics and Gynaecology Physiology Reproduction Reproductive Biology Systems Biology
Year Citation 2016 Kaur, M., Wooldridge, A. L., Wilkes, M. J., Hynd, P. I., McConell, G. K., & Gatford, K. L. (2016). Restricted placental growth does not reduce spontaneous activity in the adolescent or young adult sheep. In CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY Vol. 84 (pp. 9). Adelaide, AUSTRALIA: WILEY-BLACKWELL.
Year Citation 2017 Gatford, K. L., Wooldridge, A. L., Kaur, M., Rice, J., Le-Ber, A., Falcao-Tebas, F., . . . McConell, G. K. (2017). Sex-dependent impairment of metabolic responses to exercise training in adult sheep offspring of placentally-restricted pregnancies. Poster session presented at the meeting of CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
Year Citation 2015 Kaur, M., Wooldridge, A. L., Wilkes, M., Pitchford, W. S., Hynd, P. I., McConell, G. K., & Gatford, K. L. (2015). Experimental restriction of placental function in sheep increases spontaneous physical activity in young adult female offspring.
(See Career - Awards and Achievements for full list of scholarships and travel/research grants)
I am very thankful to have received the following travel/research awards and grants:
|2015||Travel/research||Robert Seamark Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|2015||Travel||Healthy Development Adelaide Travel Grant|
|2015||Travel||Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Travel Award|
|2015||Travel||Robinson Research Institute Travel Grant|
|2014||Travel||Robinson Research Institute Travel Grant|
|2014||Travel||Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation Supplementary Scholarship|
|2013||Travel||Robinson Research Institute Travel Grant|
|2013||Travel||Endocrine Society of Australia Travel Award|
|2012||Travel||Endocrine Society of Australia Travel Award|
List last updated 12/12/2015
March 2015 – June 2015 Co-supervisor of two students enrolled in OB&GYNAE 3100 – Research Project in Reproductive Health in Semester 1 at the University of Adelaide
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2015 - ongoing President Committee, University of Adelaide Wing Chun Kung Fu Club University of Adelaide Australia 2015 - 2015 Secretary Committee, University of Adelaide Wing Chun Kung Fu Club University of Adelaide Australia 2015 - 2015 Member 2015 Local Organising Committee, Endocrine Society of Australia — Australia 2014 - 2015 Representative Postgraduate student representative, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Adelaide Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2015 - 2015 Member Australasian Society for Immunology Australia 2013 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide Australia 2013 - ongoing Member Developmental Origins of Health and Disease — 2013 - ongoing Member Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia 2013 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Medical Research Australia 2012 - ongoing Member Endocrine Society of Australia Australia
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