Femke Buisman-Pijlman

Dr Femke Buisman-Pijlman

Senior Lecturer

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Femke is a Behavioural Neuroscientist with a strong interest in the neurobiological basis of individual differences in behaviour and mental health. She likes to work on the intersection between psychology, physiology and behaviour using a translational approach. She has proposed a new theory about the effects of early life experiences on the developing oxytocin system and the impact this has on later drug use. Her research group is using a range of techniques to test the impact on infants and kids of observed early life environment.

Femke is a leader in online education and curriculum development. She developed and coordinates full online postgraduate degrees in Addiction Studies. She is the program leader for the International Programme in Addiction Studies in Adelaide, which she teaches with King's College London (UK) and Virginia Commonwealth University (USA). She is also the convener for the new Major in Addiction and Mental health of the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences.

Femke engages extensively with the community. She has for example developed a free online course on Managing addiction for Health professionals (EdX). She likes to actively engaging school kids in neuroscience, for example as the State co-coordinator of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge and as a Scientist in School.

Femke is a Behavioural Neuroscientist with a strong interest in the neurobiological basis of individual differences in behaviour and mental health, including addiction. She likes to work on the intersection between psychology, physiology and behaviour using a translational approach. She has proposed a new theory about the effects of early life experiences on the developing oxytocin system and the impact this has on later drug use. Her research group is using a range of techniques to test the impact on infants and kids of observed early life environment on development, addiction and mental health.

My research was featured in ABC Catalyst (Feb, 2016) in an episode on Oxytocin and addiction.
Click here to view the episode.

ABC Catalyst presenter in Femke's lab

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Associate Professor and Academic Program Director (Health) University of Melbourne
    2019 Adj. Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2017 Affiliate member Robinson Research Institute
    2012 - 2019 Senior Lecturer in Addiction Studies The University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2012 Affiliate researcher Psychiatric Neuroscience Research Group University of Adelaide
    2008 Graduate affiliate Faculty Psychology Virginia Commonwealth University
    2007 - 2012 Lecturer Addiction Studies The University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2008 Senior Lecturer Flinders University
    2005 - 2007 Senior researcher (postdoctoral) Leiden University
    2004 - 2005 Research associate/author Trimbos Institute
    2002 - 2005 Program officer Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
    2002 - 2004 Research associate Trimbos Institute
    1996 - 2001 Student teacher University Medical Center Utrecht
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Achievement Affiliate Member Robinson Institute Robinson Research Institute Australia
    2017 Award Erasmus+ Staff exchange to University of Trento Italy
    2017 Award Visiting academic Freiburg University- Prof. Markus Heinrichs Germany
    2016 Scholarship Scholarship Australian Higher Education Sector Leadership Colloquium National Excellence in Educational Leadership Initiative Australia 3.500
    2016 Scholarship Scholarship for Australian Higher Education Sector Leadership Colloquium
    2016 Award Selected to attend FENS SfN Summer School 2016 on Addiction Biology
    2016 Award Convener new Major in Addiction and Mental Health - Bachelor of health and Medical Sciences
    2016 Achievement Featured in ABC Catalyst special on Oxytocin and Addiction
    2016 Achievement PwC Educational collaborator for the 21st Century Minds (21CM) Accelerator Program
    2015 Achievement MOOC team leader and content developer: Managing Addiction: a framework for succesfful treatment
    2014 Achievement Neuroscientist in residence at Seymour College
    2014 Achievement Team member MOOC: Essential Human Biology
    2012 Teaching Award South Australian Early Career STEM Educator of the Year Government of South Australia Australia 10.000
    2012 Achievement Promoted to Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide
    2012 Award Winner for South Australian Early Career STEM Educator of the Year - Tertiary Education
    2012 Award 2012 Travel award from the US National Institute on Drugs Abuse to present at NIDA International Forum and CPDD
    2012 Award Faculty of Health Sciences International Conference Award (FICA)
    2011 Teaching Award Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching The University of Adelaide Australia
    2011 Teaching Award Recipient of the Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching
    2011 Teaching Award finalist for South Australian Early Career STEM Educator of the Year - Tertiary Education
    2011 Award Travel award from the US National Institute on Drugs Abuse to present at NIDA International Forum and CPDD
    1997 Scholarship PhD Scholarship Utrecht University and Solvay Pharmacueticals Netherlands
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Dutch; Flemish Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    German Can read and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2012 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Certificate
    1997 - 2001 Utrecht University Netherlands Ph.D. Medicine
    1997 Utrecht University Netherlands M.Sc. Biology
    Utrecht University Netherlands B.Sc. Biology
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2005 - 2007 Postdoctoral researcher Leiden University Netherlands
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2014 Certificate in Infant Mental Health Women's and Children's Hospital Australia
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Edwards, H., Buisman-Pijlman, F. T. A., Esterman, A., Phillips, C., Orgeig, S., & Gordon, A. (2021). The Recorded Interaction Task: A Validation Study of a New Observational Tool to Assess Mother-Infant Bonding. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 66(2), 249-255.
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    2021 Jayaram, M., Shields, G., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2021). Novel methods of teaching psychiatry to medical and postgraduate students. CURRENT OPINION IN PSYCHIATRY, 34(5), 491-496.
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    2020 Iacopetta, K., Collins-Praino, L. E., Buisman-Pijlman, F., Liu, J., Hutchinson, A., & Hutchinson, M. R. (2020). Are the protective benefits of vitamin D in neurodegenerative disease dependent on route of administration? A systematic review. Nutritional Neuroscience, 23(4), 251-280.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC2
    2019 Li, H., Buisman-Pijlman, F. T. A., Nunez-Salces, M., Christie, S., Frisby, C. L., Inserra, A., . . . Page, A. J. (2019). Chronic stress induces hypersensitivity of murine gastric vagal afferents.. Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society, 31(12), e13669.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS5 Europe PMC3
    2019 McDonough, M., Johnson, J. L., White, J. M., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. T. A. (2019). Measuring opioid dependence in chronic pain patients: A comparison between addiction clinic and pain clinic patient populations.. Journal of opioid management, 15(4), 285-293.
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    2018 Jacobsen, J., Buisman-Pijlman, F., Mustafa, S., Rice, K., & Hutchinson, M. (2018). Antagonising TLR4-TRIF signalling before or after a low-dose alcohol binge during adolescence prevents alcohol drinking but not seeking behaviour in adulthood. Neuropharmacology, 128, 460-473.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC2
    2018 Iacopetta, K., Collins-Praino, L., Buisman-Pijlman, F., & Hutchinson, M. (2018). Can neuroimmune mechanisms explain the link between ultraviolet light (UV) exposure and addictive behavior?. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 73, 125-132.
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    2018 Tops, M., Huijbregts, S. C. J., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. T. A. (2018). Commentary: Intranasal Oxytocin treatment increases Eye-Gaze behavior toward the owner in ancient Japanese dog breeds. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(AUG), 3 pages.
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    2018 Van Dam, J., Garrett, A., Schneider, L., Buisman-Pijlman, F., Short, M., Hodyl, N., . . . Pitcher, J. (2018). Variability of the cortisol awakening response and morning salivary oxytocin in late adolescence. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 30(11), 9 pages.
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    2018 Jacobsen, J., Buisman-Pijlman, F., Mustafa, S., Rice, K., & Hutchinson, M. (2018). The efficacy of (+)-Naltrexone on alcohol preference and seeking behaviour is dependent on light-cycle. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 67, 181-193.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC3
    2017 Rault, J., van den Munkhof, M., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2017). Oxytocin as an indicator of psychological and social well-being in domesticated animals: a critical review. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(SEP), 1521-1-1521-10.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS26 Europe PMC14
    2017 Edwards, H., Phillips, C., Esterman, A., Buisman-Pijlman, F., & Gordon, A. (2017). Risk factors and assessment tools for mother-infant bonding: a scoping review to assist future research.. Evidence Based Midwifery, 15(4), 128-134.
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    2016 Johnson, J., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2016). Adversity impacting on oxytocin and behaviour: timing matters. Behavioural Pharmacology, 27(8), 659-671.
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    2016 Willison, J., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2016). Ph.D. prepared: research skill development across the undergraduate years. International Journal for Researcher Development, 7(1), 63-83.
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    2015 Alves, E., Fielder, A., Ghabriel, N., Sawyer, M., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2015). Early social environment affects the endogenous oxytocin system: a review and future directions. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 6(MAR), 1-6.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS21 Europe PMC12
    2014 Buisman-Pijlman, F., Broadbear, J., & Sarnyai, Z. (2014). Guest editorial. The role of oxytocin in positive affect and drug-related reward.. Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior, 119, 1-2.
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    2014 Buisman-Pijlman, F. T. A., Broadbear, J. H., & Sarnyai, Z. (2014). Guest editorial. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 119, 1-2.
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    2014 Tops, M., Koole, S., Ijzerman, H., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2014). Why social attachment and oxytocin protect against addiction and stress: insights from the dynamics between ventral and dorsal corticostriatal systems. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 119, 39-48.
    DOI Scopus108 WoS100 Europe PMC80
    2014 Liu, J., Buisman-Pijlman, F., & Hutchinson, M. (2014). Toll-like receptor 4: innate immune regulator of neuroimmune and neuroendocrine interactions in stress and major depressive disorder. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8(SEP), 309-1-309-15.
    DOI Scopus65 WoS57 Europe PMC42
    2014 Taylor, A., Lee, H., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2014). Oxytocin treatment in pediatric populations. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8(OCT), 360-1-360-8.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS14 Europe PMC8
    2014 Sumracki, N., Buisman-Pijlman, F., Hutchinson, M., Gentgall, M., & Rolan, P. (2014). Reduced response to the thermal grill illusion in chronic pain patients. Pain Medicine, 15(4), 647-660.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS9 Europe PMC6
    2014 Buisman-Pijlman, F., Sumracki, N., Gordon, J., Hull, P., Carter, C., & Tops, M. (2014). Individual differences underlying susceptibility to addiction: role for the endogenous oxytocin system. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 119, 22-38.
    DOI Scopus83 WoS74 Europe PMC48
    2012 Venning, J., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2012). Integrating assessment matrices in feedback loops to promote research skill development in postgraduate research projects. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 2012(5), 1-13.
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    2012 Tops, M., Buisman-Pijlman, F., Boksem, M., Wijers, A., & Korf, J. (2012). Cortisol-induced increases of plasma oxytocin levels predict decreased immediate free recall of unpleasant words. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 3(MAY), 1-5.
    DOI Scopus9 Europe PMC5
    2011 Venning, J., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2011). The development of an assessment matrix to promote student learning in postgraduate multidisciplinary research projects. Ergo, 2(2), 37-44.
    2011 Pidd, K., Roche, A., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2011). Intoxicated workers: findings from a national Australian survey. Addiction, 106(9), 1623-1633.
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    2011 Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2011). CHALLENGING STUDENT ATTITUDES TO DAILY CLINICAL PRACTICE IN AN ONLINE ENVIRONMENT: EXPERIENCES FROM AN INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE COURSE. DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 30, 16.
    2010 Edson, M., Ali, R., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2010). Can recent advances in prevention and treatment of occupational blood-born enfections bring NSP in prisons a step closer. Drug and Alcohol Review, 29(Suppl 1), 25.
    2009 Buisman-Pijlman, F., Gerrits, M., & Van Ree, J. (2009). Increased opioid release in specific brain areas in animals exposed to prenatal morphine and emotional stress later in life. Neuroscience, 159(1), 405-413.
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    2009 Buisman-Pijlman, F. T. A. (2009). A Primer of Drug Action: A Comprehensive Guide to the Actions, Uses, and Side Effects of Psychoactive Drugs. DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 28(2), 210-211.
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    2008 Bakermans-Kranenburg, M., Van IJzendoorn, M., Buisman-Pijlman, F., Mesman, J., & Juffer, F. (2008). Experimental evidence for differential susceptibility: Dopamine D4 receptor polymorphism (DRD4 VNTR) moderates intervention effects on toddlers' externalizing behavior in a randomized controlled trial.. Developmental Psychology, 44(1), 293-300.
    DOI Scopus294 WoS268 Europe PMC175
    2005 Buisman-Pijlman, F., Rigter, S., Hoek, J., Goldschmidt, H., & Niesink, R. (2005). Strong increase in total delta-THC in cannabis preparations sold in Dutch coffee shops. Addiction Biology, 10(2), 171-180.
    DOI Scopus106 WoS95 Europe PMC59
    2003 Buisman-Pijlman, F., Wolterink, G., & Van Ree, J. (2003). Physical and emotional stress have differential effects on preference for saccharine and open field behaviour in rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 139(1-2), 131-138.
    DOI Scopus96 WoS90 Europe PMC64
    2003 Buisman-Pijlman, F., Herremans, A., Van De Kieft, J., Kruse, C., & Van Ree, J. (2003). Behavioural changes after different stress paradigms: Prepulse inhibition increased after physical but not emotional stress. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 13(5), 369-380.
    DOI Scopus48 WoS47 Europe PMC34
    2002 Buisman-Pijlman, F., Wolterink, G., & Van Ree, J. (2002). Cueing unavoidable physical but not emotional stress increases long-term behavioural effects in rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 134(1-2), 393-401.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS17 Europe PMC15
    2002 Buisman-Pijlman, F., & Van Ree, J. (2002). Physical but not emotional stress induces a delay in behavioural coping responses in rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 136(2), 365-373.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS27 Europe PMC21
    2001 Spruijt, B., Van den Bos, R., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2001). A concept of welfare based on reward evaluating mechanisms in the brain: Anticipatory behaviour as an indicator for the state of reward systems. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 72(2), 145-171.
    DOI Scopus271 WoS260 Europe PMC112
    2000 Pijlman, F. T. A., Wolterink, G., & van Ree, J. M. (2000). Long-term behavioral effects of unavoidable physical and emotional stress are not attenuated by increased predictability. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 25, S46.
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    1999 Van Den Berg, C. L., Pijlman, F. T. A., Koning, H. A. M., Diergaarde, L., Van Ree, J. M., & Spruijt, B. M. (1999). Isolation changes the incentive value of sucrose and social behaviour in juvenile and adult rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 106(1-2), 133-142.
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    1998 Pijlman, F. T. A., Wolterink, G., & van Ree, J. M. (1998). Predictability of unavoidable physical and emotional stress does not affect the stress-induced long-term behavioural changes. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 8, S210.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2017 Johnson, J., Johnson, M., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2017). Neurohypophyseal hormones and drugs of misuse. In K. Wolff (Ed.), Detection of Drug Misuse: Biomarkers, Analytical Advances and Interpretation (pp. 346-378). Croydon, UK: The Royal Society of Chemistry.
    2016 Bowen, M., Liu, J., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2016). Oxytocin: Providing New Avenues for Treating and Understanding Problematic Drug Use. In V. Preedy (Ed.), Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse - Volume 3: General Processes and Mechanisms, Prescription Medications, Caffeine and Areca, Polydrug Misuse, Emerging Addictions and Non-Drug Addictions (Vol. 3, 1 ed., pp. 82-92). London: Elsevier.
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    2014 Tops, M., Buisman-Pijlman, F., & Carter, C. (2014). Oxytocin and Attachment Facilitate a Shift From Seeking Novelty to Recognizing and Preferring Familiarity: The Key to Increasing Resilience?. In M. Kent, M. C. Davis, & J. W. Reich (Eds.), The Resilience Handbook: Approaches to Stress and Trauma (1 ed., pp. 115-130). United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis.
    DOI Scopus13
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 Gowing, L. R., Buisman-Pijlman, F., & Mittinty, M. (2018). OXYTOCIN GENETICS AND FAMILY ADVERSITY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS. In DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW Vol. 37 (pp. S33-S34). WILEY.
    2010 Buisman-Pijlman, F., & Venning, J. (2010). Applying the Research Skill Development (Level IV) framework for marking matrices in multidisciplinary research. In The Education Research Group of Adelaid (pp. The Changing Face of Education, 24-25 September, 2010). Adelaide, Australia: The University of Adelaide.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2014 Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2014). ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES ARE INCREASING POSSIBILITIES FOR CONTINUED EDUCATION OF ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS. Poster session presented at the meeting of DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
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    2011 Schultheiss, F., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2011). POLICY VERSUS EVIDENCE: COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF OPIOID AGONIST MAINTENANCE TREATMENTS (OAMTS) FOR OPIOID DEPENDENCE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE. Poster session presented at the meeting of DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
    2011 Crowley, P., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2011). TOOL BASED ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT TRIAGE TO REDUCE OPIOID MISUSE IN CHRONIC CANCER PAIN. Poster session presented at the meeting of DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
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    2011 Pidd, K., Roche, A. M., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2011). ALCOHOL, DRUG USE AND INTOXICATION IN THE WORKPLACE: PREVALENCE AND PATTERNS. Poster session presented at the meeting of DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
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    2009 Buisman-Pijlman, F., Loos, M., Wolff, K., & White, J. (2009). New online international master of science in addiction studies: a joined effort to improve learning and access to training. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of ‘Living on the Edge’, Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2009, 1-4 November 2009, as published in Drug and Alcohol Review. Darwin, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell.
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  • Recorded/Rendered Creative Works

    Year Citation
    2015 Authors: Ricci M, Karanicolas, Snelling C, Gibson R, Buisman-Pijlman. Title: Essential Human Biology: Cells and Tissues MOOC. Description: N/A. Extent: 5 weeks.
    2015 Authors: Ricci M, Karanicolas, Snelling, Buisman-Pijlman, gibson R. Title: Essential Human Biology: Cells and Tissues YouTube Channel. Description: N/A. Extent: 50 videos.
    2015 Authors: Buisman-Pijlman F, Gowing L, Ali R, Salem A. Title: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Successful Treatment. Description: N/A. Extent: 5 week course.
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2017 Baracz, S., & Buisman-Pijlman, F. T. (2017). How childhood trauma changes our hormones, and thus our mental health, into adulthood. Conversation Au.
Grants

2018

2017

Research grant "Early life adversity: trajectories to mental health and drug use"

Erasmus+ Staff exchange to University of Trento

Channel 7 

EU Erasmus program 2500

2017 UofA Prefered partner grant Visiting academic Freiburg University- Prof. Markus Heinrichs UofA 5000
2016 Scholarship Australian Higher Education Sector Leadership Colloquium

National Excellence in Educational

Leadership Initiative 2500

2016 E-learning grant Faculty of Health Sciences
2015 MOOC team leader and content developer: Managing Addiction: a framework for succesfful treatment UofA PVCA (40.000)
2014 Buisman-Pijlman equipment grant Alcohol self-administration equipment

School of Medical Sciences,

Faculty of Health Sciences

$8.500

2014 Collins-Praino, Buisman-Pijlman

South Australian Community Grant:

National Science week

$1,500

2012 South Australian Early Career STEM Educator of the Year -Tertiary Education Government of South Australia (10.000)
2012 Travel award from the US National Institute on Drugs Abuse to present at NIDA International Forum and CPDD US National Institute on Drugs Abuse 1000
2012 Faculty of Health Sciences International Conference Award (FICA) UofA/Fac
2012 Mobile centrifuge unit for research on biomarkers in mental health research in perinatal and adolescent populations. UofA/School 4000
2012 Self-administration apparatus to study food preference, learning and addiction in rat and mice. NHMRC equipment grant. 90000
1997 - 2001 PhD Scholarship Utrecht University and Solvay Pharmaceuticals

Femke now works as an Associate Professor at the Melbourne School of Professional and Continued Education at the University of Melbourne.

Femke is a leader in online education and curriculum development. She developed and coordinates full online postgraduate degrees in Addiction Studies. She is the program leader for the International Programme in Addiction Studies in Adelaide, which she teaches with King's College London (UK) and Virginia Commonwealth University (USA). She is also the convener for the new Major in Addiction and Mental health of the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences.

Femke engages extensively with the community. She has for example developed a free online course on Managing addiction for Health professionals (EdX). She likes to actively engaging school kids in neuroscience, for example as the State co-coordinator of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge and as a Scientist in School.

Postgraduate

Femke was program coordinator for:

Master of Science in Addiction Studies (IPAS)
Graduate Diploma in International Addiction Studies (IPAS)
Graduate Certificate in International Addiction Studies (IPAS)

Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies

Femke coordinated and taught the following courses

PHARM 7015EX Biological Basis of Addiction
PHARM 7017EX Treatment of Addiction: Pharmacotherapies
PHARM 7021EX Research Methodology in Addictions
PHARM 7022EX Research Project in Addictions

PHARM 7011EX Drug Effects and Biology of Addiction
PHARM 7012EX Pharmacotherapy and other Responses to Drug Problems

Femke is the Postgraduate coordinator for the Discipline of Pharmacology

Undergraduate

Femke was Convenor of the Major in Addiction and Mental Health for the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences

She developed and coordinates the following course with a colleague:

PHARM3010 Biological and Psychosocial factors in Addictions

Femke teaches about drugs and addiction into the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Pharmacology  y2 and 3 Pharm 2100, 2200 and 3100, Neurological diseases (y3), Essential of Neuroscience (y1)), MBBS (y3), Nursing (y2) and Dentistry (y2).

Femke supervisors research project in the MBBS (y3), pharmacology (y3) and Master of Science in Addiction Studies.

Femke supervises Honour students and PhD students

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Peripheral-to-Central Neuroimmune Communication and the Sun: Implications for Addiction and Neurodegenerative Disease Pathology Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Full Time Ms Krystal Lee Iacopetta
    2015 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Investigation of a Functional Relationship Between Toll-Like Receptor 4 and Transient Receptor Potential Cation Channel Subfamily V Member 1 in Relation to a Novel Neuroimmune Pain Model Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Samuel Greig Evans
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Exploring the Bidirectional Interface between Stress and Innate Immunity: A Focus on Glucocorticoid and TLR4-MyD88 Signalling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jiajun Liu
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Exploring the Pharmacology of (+)-Naltrexone on Alcohol Reward and Anxiety Behaviours Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Jonathan Henry Jacobsen
    2010 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The thermal grill as a tool to investigate analgesic clinical pharmacology Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Nicole Martha Sumracki
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - ongoing External Supervisor Impact of oxytocin treatment to augment labour on mother-infant bonding University of South Australia Doctorate Hannah Edwards
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135989
  • Email: femke.buisman-pijlman@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8224 0685
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Helen Mayo South, floor 3
  • Room: 3 12
  • Org Unit: Medical Sciences

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