Joshua Robinson

Joshua Robinson

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am currently an PhD candidate in medicine looking at the neonatal outcomes in light of maternal asthma. This is a continuation of my Honours project which I completed in June 2021 with first class (dux of 2021).

My research combines clinical and pre-clinical aspects to better understand the impact of maternal asthma on newborns and the underlying mechanisms.
1) Using a pre-clinical model, we have been testing treatments to reduce the risk of adverse respiratory neonatal outcomes associated with maternal asthma, particularly when poorly controlled or exacerbated.
2) Data linkage from the Women's and Children's hospital will allow us to explore the link between maternal asthma and neonatal outcomes in South Australia, as well as evaluating the impact of the current 'Asthma in pregnancy' perinatal guidelines.
3) We will study the lung function of babies born to asthmatic mothers to develop an understanding of the impact of maternal asthma on lung development and mechanisms for underlying morbidities.

I am also a tutor and lab demonstrator for the first year Human Anatomy and Physiology (HAPI) course.

My supervisor panel includes:
A/Prof Michael Stark - https://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/michael.stark
A/Prof Kathy Gatford - https://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/kathy.gatford
Prof Janna Morrison - https://people.unisa.edu.au/Janna.Morrison
Prof Vicki Clifton - https://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/12771

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - ongoing Tutor & Lab Demonstrator University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2022 Award David Murray Prize in Health and Medical Sciences 2021 University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Award The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences Mid-Year Honours Award 2021 University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Award The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences Grant Proposal Award - Mid-Year 2021 University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Scholarship Research Training Program Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Scholarship Adelaide Medical School Honours Scholarship 2021 University of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2021 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine
    2020 - 2021 University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
    2017 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Advanced)
  • Research Interests

ANAT SC 1102 - Human Anatomy and Physiology IA and IB


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