Corinna Van Den Heuvel

Associate Professor Corinna Van Den Heuvel

Associate Professor

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Assoc. Prof. Corinna Van Den Heuvel completed her PhD on the response of amyloid precursor protein following traumatic brain injury (TBI) at the University of Adelaide in 1999 and during this time was an active member of the Adelaide Head Injury Group. Throughout her PhD, Dr Van Den Heuvel presented at several national and international conferences and was the recipient of two Young Investigator awards. She subsequently was appointed as an associate lecturer in the Department of Pathology in 2000, then promoted to Senior lecturer in 2004 and then promoted to Associate Professor within the School of Medical Sciences in 2011.

She is the Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (BHlthMedSc) and course coordinator for Essentials of Pathology. Corinna is an Education Specialist and is a member of the Adelaide Education Academy and has been the recipient of teaching awards. Corinna is the Head of the Department of Medical Sciences within the Adelaide Medical School

She is part of the Translational Neuropathology Laboratory here at the University of Adelaide and her current research focusses on traumatic brain injury. She also has research collaborations with Forensic Science SA. Her work has been presented both nationally and internationally and published widely in internationally recognised journals and she has received over $1.6 million in category one research funding . She has supervised numerous first class Honours and PhD students to completion and mentored many HDR students who are now leading successful academic or research careers both Nationally and Internationally.

Corinna’s contribution to higher education has been recognised internationally with her appointment in 2018 as a Senior Fellow of Advance HE. She has also been the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the Executive Dean’s Medal in 2016 and in 2018 she was the recipient of the Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Leadership, Support and enhancement of teaching practice.

 

Member of the Translational Neuropathology Laboratory at the University of Adelaide and her current research focusses on traumatic brain injury.  She also has research collaborations with Forensic Science SA.  Her work has been presented both nationally and internationally and published widely in internationally recognised journals.  She has supervised numerous first class Honours and PhD students.

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Head, Department of Medical Sciences The University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2019 Head Discipline Anatomy and Pathology The University of Adelaide
    2016 Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences Program Coordinator The University of Adelaide
    2016 Bachelor of Health Sciences Program Coordinator The University of Adelaide
    2016 Member of the Adelaide Education Academy University of Adelaide
    2011 Associate Professor The University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2011 Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2000 - 2005 Lecturer level B University of Adelaide
    1999 - 2000 Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide
    1994 - 1995 Research Assistant Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in the Leadership, Support and Enhancement of Teaching Practice The University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 Award Executive Deans Medal The University of Adelaide Australia
    2008 Award Executive Deans Prize for Excellence in Teaching
    2001 Award South Australian Brain Foundation’s Elizabeth Penfold Simpson Prize $7,500
    2000 Award Cairns Society Travel Prize $5,000
    1998 Award First Prize Medical Staff Society Research Prize Royal Adelaide Hospital $1,000
    1996 Scholarship Benjamin Poulton Scholarship The University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1999 The University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (Neuroscience)
    1994 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Science (Hons I)
    1993 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Science
Total Research Funding 
2018 NHMRC project grant $874,733.50Preclinical evaluation of the novel therapeutic compound APP96-110 in an ovine model of traumatic brain injury. Chief investigators; (CIA) Frances Corrigan, (CIB) Sanjay Garg, (CIC) Robert Vink, (CID) Corinna Van Den Heuvel, (CIE) Renee Turner.
2017 NHMRC project grant $648,739.  APLP2: a neuroprotective receptor for acute brain injury. Chief Investigators (CIA) Roberto Cappai, (CIB) Peter Crack, Associate investigator (AI) Corinna Van Den Heuvel.

2016

The Brain Foundation. $21,000. Developing a neuroprotective agent against   neurotrauma. Chief Investigator:   Corinna Van Den Heuve

2015 - 2016 Neurotrauma Research Program. $131, 651. Assessing APP 96-110: A novel neuroprotective agent in traumatic SCI. Chief Investigators: Stuart Hodgetts, Alan Harvey, Corinna Van Den Heuvel.
2014 Neurosurgical Research Foundation: $54,500. Equipment Grant. Chief Investigator:  Corinna Van Den Heuvel.
2013 - 2015 Co Chief investigator. NHMRC  $451, 420. Elucidating the Neuroprotective Region of the Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Chief Investigators: Robert Vink, Corinna Van Den Heuvel, Peter Blumbergs.  
2013 Chief investigator. Brain Foundation Palmer-Brown and Harvey Estates Brain Injury Award. Assessment of the Neuroprotective Properties of the amyloid precursor protein following brain injury.  $27,650: 1 year award.
2008 - 2010 Co-chief investigator, Neurosurgical Research Foundation. Studying the role of the amyloid presursor protein (APP) in modulating neurotrauma. Van Den Heuvel C, Cappai R.
2008 - 2010 NHMRC Project Grant $570,000. Raised intracranial pressure after trauma: characterisation and development of pharmacological interventions. Vink R, Blumbergs PC, Van Den Heuvel C.   3 year award.
2007 - present Neurotrauma Research Program: $144,000. Optimisation of red/near-infrared light therapy for treatment of neurotrauma: a multi-centre collaborative approach. Chief Investigators: A/Prof Melinda Fitzgerald, A/Prof Nathan Hart, Prof Sarah Dunlop, Prof Jan Provis, Dr Riccardo Natoli, A/Prof Stuart Hodgetts, Prof Alan Harvey, Prof Robert Vink, A/Prof Corinna van den Heuvel.  $30,000: 1 year award.
2004 - 2005 Chief Investigator, University of Adelaide Small Grant. Assessment of the potential neuroprotective effects of soluble amyloid precursor protein a (sAPPa) following traumatic brain injury.  Van Den Heuvel C. $14,000: 1 year award
2003 Co-chief Investigator, University of Adelaide B1 Grant. Characterization of the amyloid precursor response following traumatic brain injury: neuroprotective or deleterious? Van Den Heuvel C, Vink R.$ 14,750: 1 year award.
2002 Co-Chief Investigator, Royal Adelaide Hospital Project Grant.  Establishing optimal methods to restore magnesium homeostasis as a therapeutic intervention following diffuse traumatic brain injury. Vink R, Van Den Heuvel C. $15,000: 1 year award
2001 Chief Investigator, University of Adelaide B3 Grant.  Does magnesium sulphate affect APP mRNA expression within 2 hours following traumatic brain injury. Van Den Heuvel C. $11,000: 1 year award
2000 Co-chief investigator, Neurosurgical Research Foundation Grant.  Axonal injury following traumatic brain injury. Jones N, Blumbergs PC, Van Den Heuvel C.   $15,000: 1 year award
2000 Co-Chief Investigator, Australian Research Council (ARC) Small Grant.  Quantitation Of The APP mRNA Response To Traumatic Brain Injury Using Real Time Quantitative PCR. Van Den Heuvel C, Blumbergs, PC.  $10,000: 1 Year Award
    

Program Coordinator Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences

Course Coordinator Pathol 3101 - Essentials of Pathology

Teaches into other courses within Bachelor of Nursing, MBBS and Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences

 

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor An assessment of the factors associated with fatal outcomes for motor vehicle occupants in South Australia (1981-2016) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Siobhan O'Donovan
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The Effectiveness of Magnesium for Neuroprotection during Global Cerebral Ischemia Associated with Cardiac Arrest or Cardiac Surgery Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Mrs Anna Catherine Mauri Pearce
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Investigating Amyloid Precursor Protein Derivatives As Novel Therapeutic Agents Following Traumatic Brain Injury Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Stephanie Lauren Plummer
    2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Suicide in South Australia: specific features, trends and reasons for disparities in numbers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Amy Austin
    2008 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Development of Novel Pharmacological Treatments for Intracranial Pressure Using Appropriate Experimental Models of Traumatic Brain injury Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Levon Gabrielian
    2008 - 2011 Co-Supervisor The Role of the Amyloid Precursor Protein following Traumatic Brain Injury Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Frances Corrigan
    2007 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Characterising the role of the neuropeptide substance P in experimental subarachnoid haemorrhage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Christine Barry
    2006 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Characterisation of Substance P and Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin Channel Messenger RNA and Protein Expression in Acute and Chronic Neurological Disorders Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Naomi Cook
    2003 - 2006 Co-Supervisor The Effects of the Neuropeptide Substance P on Outcome Following Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury in Rats Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr James Donkin
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83131456
  • Email: corinna.vandenheuvel@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 5384
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Helen Mayo North, floor 2
  • Room: N2 10
  • Org Unit: Medical Sciences

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