Andrea Dillon

Dr Andrea Dillon

Lecturer

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I completed my PhD in cancer research at the University Adelaide in 2004, where I identified a new receptor target for the novel tyrosine kinase inhibitor, inatinib. These key findings were patented by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. I transitioned into Medical Education at the University of Adelaide in 2011 as a case based learning facilitator, before becoming a lecturer in the Medical School in 2016.   I am course coordinator for the Scientific Basis of Medicine in the MBBS and continue to facilitate cased based learning activities for first year medical students. I am also involved in curriculum development for the new Bachelor of Medical Studies/MD program which will replace the MBBS, with a particular interest in developing inter professional learning activities and a new model of team based learning.  

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Bachelor of Medical Studies/MD Curriculum Development University of Adelaide
    2016 Scientific Basis of Medicine Course Coordinator University of Adelaide
    2011 Case Based Learning Tutor University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2003 Scholarship Lions Club Medical Research Foundation Scholarship Lions Club of South Australia Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2001 - 2004 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    1998 - 1998 University of Tasmania Australia First Class Honours
    1995 - 1997 University of Tasmania Australia Bachelor of Science

I am interested in cased based/problem based /flipped class room learning activities which assist the students in developing deeper learning and understanding through application of knowledge. I provide support to students across years 1-3 of the MBBS program as year 1-3 student advisor. I am a member of the Adelaide Education Academy to further develop and support my teaching practices. 

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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Effect of tyrosine kinase inhibition on bone remodelling Hanson Institute, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia Postdoctorate Full Time Kate Vandyke
    2005 - 2005 Co-Supervisor Imatinib as a potential antiresorptive therapy for bone disease Hanson Institute, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science Honours Full Time Mark Condina
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Member Medical Programs Oversite & Operations Committee University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - ongoing Member MBBS Admissions Working Group Australia
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83130073
  • Email: andrea.dillon@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Medicine

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