David Findlay

Professor David Findlay

Professor of Orthopaedic Research

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


David Findlay is Professor of Orthopaedic Research in the Discipline of Orthopaedics and Trauma at The University of Adelaide. His undergraduate and postgraduate studies were at The University of Melbourne, followed by postdoctoral work at the National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA. He has worked in bone and joint research for over 30 years, focusing on the mechanisms of pathological bone loss, both systemic, such as in osteoporosis, or focal, such as in bone cancer or around orthopaedic implants.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    1996 Professor of Orthopaedic Research University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1979 - 1982 University of Melbourne Australia PhD
    1974 - 1977 University of Melbourne Australia MSc
    1970 - 1972 University of Melbourne Australia BSc
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    1985 - 1987 Post-doctoral training National Institutes of Health (NIH) United States
  • Research Interests

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2009 Co-Supervisor Regulation of Bone Cell Function Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Kamarul Ariffin Khalid
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2017 Other Studies in Craniofacial Development and Disease Doctor of Dental Science Higher Doctorate Full Time Prof Peter Anderson
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor The Role of the Osteocyte in Periprosthetic Osteolysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Renee Ormsby
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor The establishment of an automated, electronic data-collection system for the purpose of qualifying, evaluating and improving post-operative surgical outcomes and evidence-based surgery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr James Marcus McLean
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Evaluation of Low Grade Bacterial Infection of the Intervertebral Disc Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Part Time Thomas James Fisher
    2013 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Bone Marrow Lesions in Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Dzenita Muratovic
    2012 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Nano-Engineered Titanium Implants for Complex Bone Therapies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Karan Gulati
    2011 - 2012 Co-Supervisor The Effect of Bone Anabolic Stimuli on Human Osteoblast to Osteocyte Transition Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Full Time Ms Katie Welldon
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The regulation of the sclerostin gene and the catabolic effects of sclerostin protein on bone Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Asiri Wijenayaka
    2007 - 2012 Co-Supervisor The Effectsof the Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor LBH589 on Breast Cancer in Bone and on Physiological Bone Remodelling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Michelle Lee
    2007 - 2009 Principal Supervisor An Anatomical Basis for the Management of Complex Wrist Injuries Master of Surgery Master Part Time Dr James Marcus McLean
    2006 - 2008 Co-Supervisor The Wrist: From Anatomy to Arthroscopy Doctor of Philosophy Higher Doctorate Part Time APrf Gregory Bain
    2003 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Trail Mediated Apoptosis in Arthritis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Anak Dharmapatni
    2003 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Apo 2L/TRAIL in Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis: in vitro and in vivo Studies into Molecular Mechanisms of Action and Resistance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Le Thai
    2002 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Computed Tomography Technique for the Measurement of Bone Defects Adjacent to Uncemented Acetabular Components of Total Hip Replacement Master of Surgery Master Part Time Dr Roumen Botev Stamenkov
    2000 - 2003 Principal Supervisor Molecular Mechanisms of Apo2L/TRAIL Induced Apoptosis In Normal and Malignant Cells Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Stelios Bouralexis
    1999 - 2002 Co-Supervisor MEDIATORS OF LOCALISED PATHOLOGICAL BONE LOSS Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time APrf Tania Crotti
    1999 - 2003 Co-Supervisor GENE EXPRESSION, BONE REMODELLING, AND MICRODAMAGE IN THE HUMAN PROXIMAL FEMUR: A MOLECULAR HISTOMORPHOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF OSTEOARTHRITIC BONE Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Julia Kuliwaba
  • Position: Professor of Orthopaedic Research
  • Phone: 82225621
  • Email: david.findlay@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8232 3065
  • Campus: Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Building: RAH - Bice Bldg, floor 4
  • Room: 4 24
  • Org Unit: Surgical Specialties

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