Postdoctoral Research Fellow (A) (with PhD)
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr Chandnee Ramkissoon is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Adelaide Exposure Science and Health (AESH) laboratory, School of Public Health. She has a strong background in environmental science and health, with international research experience across Australia and the United Kingdom. Her field of expertise is applied measurement science to tackle topical issues in environmental and occupational settings. Her research aims to provide empirical evidence that can be translated into policy and practice to support the protection and promotion of human health through the control and prevention of exposure to hazards.
Chandnee currently works on a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)-funded project titled "The role of dust particle size on the pathogenesis of engineered stone-associated silicosis", which runs conjointly with the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania. This project uses a combination of modern analytical techniques and high-throughput lung assays and in-depth omic approaches to provide significant insight into the pathogenesis of lung disease associated with exposure to dust in the construction industry. Her research helps inform regulation of industry practice, improve industry awareness and protect worker health.
Chandnee's multidisciplinary interest and experience extend to agricultural science, more specifically biofortification, which is the application of sustainable macro- and micronutrient fertiliser to staple crops to improve human nutrition. During her PhD (jointly awarded by the University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham, UK), Chandnee developed novel fertiliser formulations to improve the uptake of the micronutrient selenium into wheat, destined for human consumption. She graduated in 2020.
Date Position Institution name 2020 - ongoing Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2016 - 2014 PhD candidate University of Adelaide and University of Nottingham (UK)
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2022 Award W201 Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene course Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB) Australia Australia 2019 Award Brian Chambers Early Career Researcher International Fertiliser Society United Kingdom £1000 2018 Award 7th International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Health International Conference on Selenium China ¥1000 2017 Award Postgraduate Symposium FOODPlus Award University of Adelaide Australia $200 2017 Scholarship Plant Nutrition Travel Grant Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm Sweden £1000 2017 Award Three Minute Thesis - School of Agriculture, Food and Wine University of Adelaide Australia $200 2017 Scholarship Crawford Fund Student Award Crawford Fund Australia 2016 Scholarship Beacon of Enlightenment PhD Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
Language Competency Creoles and pidgins French based Can read, write and speak English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken Hindi Can read, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2016 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2011 - 2015 University of Nottingham United Kingdom MSci Environmental Science
Year Citation 2017 Ramkissoon, C., Degryse, J. L., McLaughlin, M. J., Coqui da Silva, R., Baird, R. J., Young, S., & Bailey, L. (2017). Wheat biofortification using selenium-enriched macronutrient fertilisers. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health. Stockholm, Sweden.
$5996 - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Infrastructure Grant
Lab demonstration for Soil and Water Resources courses in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the University of Adelaide.
Date Role Membership Country 2022 - ongoing Member Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) Australia 2022 - ongoing Member Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) Australia 2021 - ongoing Member International Society of Exposure Science Australia
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