Michelle Bockmann

Ms Michelle Bockmann

Research Associate

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


My research focuses on understanding health and disease states, and how humans grow and develop.

I am interested in understanding how the interplay between genes, epigenome, environment, behaviour and the commensal bacteria (the microbiome) can influence the health and well-being outcomes of children and young adolescents.

Key current research areas include:
1. The role of the oral microbiome in health and disease
2. Pre-natal influences on oral health in mid-childhood
3. The role of diet in early development
4. Dental anthropology and forensics

Our group has a broad range of projects available that enable students to tailor their experience to attain specific skills. We operate both wet and dry laboratories, have a strong track record in bioinformatics and big data analysis, and have some very active collaborations with other groups (and potential co-supervisors) in Sydney and the USA.

I am highly skilled in operational management and coordination of human studies in multi-centre clinical settings with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. I actively pursue and nurture supportive, collaborative and productive teams. I have a proven track record in project management, research design, analytical skills, people management, budgeting and stakeholder management.

Date

Project/ No.

Investigators

Funding Body

Amount

2018-2019

APP1147383

Hughes, Adler, Townsend, Bockmann

National Health and Medical Research Council

$284,652

2016-2017

161328

Hughes, Townsend, Adler, Bockmann

Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation

$75,000

2010

-

Mihailidis, Bockmann, Hughes, Seow, Townsend

Australian Dental Industry Association

$5,000

2010

28/2009

Mihailidis, Hughes, Bockmann, Winning, Townsend

Australian Dental Research Foundation

$3,340

2010

27/2009

Mihailidis, Bockmann, Hughes, Seow, Townsend

Australian Dental Research Foundation

$12,290

2009-2010

2009-223

Townsend, Hughes, Bockmann

Financial Markets Foundation for Children

$50,000

2007

-

Hughes, Bockmann, Townsend, Gully

School of Dentistry

$5,865

2007

-

Bockmann

Australian Twin Registry - Travel Award

$1,250

Casual Academic Tutor/Practical Demonstrator

Date Degree Subject Field
2006, 2007 and 2009 Bachelor of Dental Surgery Human Biology ID Genetics
2006, 2007 and 2009 Bachelor of Dental Surgery Dental Health Science II Biochemistry
2000 Bachelor of Science Molecular and Cell Biology I Genetics

 

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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Emergence timing and patterning of the primary dentition The University of Adelaide BSciDent(Hons) Honours Part Time Shanaya Senanayake
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor The oral microbiome & dental caries The University of Adelaide BSciDent(Hons) Honours Part Time Amelia Wiese
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Emergence timing and patterning of the primary dentition The University of Adelaide BSciDent(Hons) Honours Part Time Shanaya Sananake
    2010 - 2012 Principal Supervisor The influence of chorion type on the emergence of the first primary tooth in Australian twins The University of Adelaide BSciDent(Hons) Honours Part Time Elise McConnell
    2009 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Factors associated with the timing of emergence of the first primary tooth The University of Adelaide BSciDent(Hons) Honours Part Time Emmanuel Chan
  • Position: Research Associate
  • Phone: 83133069
  • Email: michelle.bockmann@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 0792
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Helen Mayo South, floor 3
  • Room: S3 31
  • Org Unit: Dental

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