Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr McPherson is an Early Career Research Fellow (NHMRC, Peter Doherty 2015-2019) having her PhD conferred in December 2014 (submitted in under 3 years). She currently has 19 research publications, and 1 book chapter (with a further publication under review) in both specialist and broader scientific journals which have obtained over 450 cites since 2011. Besides from her research career Dr McPherson also works in clinical IVF (since 2011) and is currently a senior Andrologist. In her short career Dr McPherson has been awarded a number of prizes including best scientific platform talk at the International Conference of Andrology in 2014 and prize scientific paper at the 2011 American Society of Reproductive Medicine conference. Dr McPherson has supervised 3 honours students and guest lectured in a number of undergraduate and post graduate programs.
Date Position Institution name 2015 NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow (Peter Doherty) University of Adelaide 2014 - 2014 Post-Doctoral Research Officer University of Adelaide 2011 Andrologist Repromed 2009 - 2011 Research Assistant Universty of Adelaide 2007 - 2009 Clinical Scientist Ashford Hospital 2007 - 2007 Technical Assistant University of Adelaide 2006 - 2007 Technical Assistant Ashford Hospital
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2014 Award Best Oral Presentation International Conference of Spermatology — — 2014 Recognition David Healy New Investigator Award Annual Society for Reproductive Biology Australia — 2013 Award Student Poster Prize, Robinson Institute Research Day Robinson Research Institute Australia 500 2013 Recognition New Investigator Award finalist Annual Society for Reproductive Biology Australia — 2012 Award Paediatrics and Reproductive Health Student Poster Prize Post Graduate Research Day, University of Adelaide Australia 500 2011 Award Prize paper Annual American Society for Reproductive Biology Australia — 2011 Recognition Oozoa Student Award finalist Annual Society for Reproductive Biology Australia — 2010 Recognition Honours Oral Award finalist Annual Australian Society of Medical Research Australia — 2010 Recognition Student Poster Prize A Healthy Start to Life, 2nd Nutritional Genomics Symposium Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia PhD (Deans Commendation) 2009 - 2010 University of Adelaide Australia First Class Honours in Health Science 2005 - 2007 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Science
Year Citation 2016 Fullston, T., Shehadeh, H., Schjenken, J. E., McPherson, N. O., Robertson, S. A., Zander-Fox, D., & Lane, M. (2016). Paternal Obesity and Programming of Offspring Health. In L. R. Green, & R. L. Hester (Eds.), Parental Obesity: Intergenerational Programming and Consequences (1 ed., pp. 105-131). New York: Springer.
|Date||Project/ No.||Funding Body||Amount|
|2015 - 2019||
Sperm methylation status predicts embryo and pregnancy outcomes in male obesity (AA1088964)
|NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship (Peter Doherty)||$309,436|
|2014||Male obesity changes the methylome of sperm and impairs pregnancy outcomes in humans||CIA - Robinson Research Institute Innovation Seed Funding Program||$20,000|
Human sperm microRNAs are dyregulated by obesity and are potentially biomarkers for ART outcomes
|CIC – Robinson Research Institute innovation Seed Funding Program||$25,000|
|2014||Complex Midwifery and Family Centred Care lecture, ‘Interpreting a semen analysis and lifestyle factors of male sub- fertility’||Repromed|
|2014 - current||CRBM lecture, ‘Clinical Andrology’ and ‘Lifestyle Factors and Male Fertility’||University of Adelaide|
|2014||HDR III workshop, ‘ART and New Technology||University of Adelaide|
|2013 - current||HDR III lecture and workshop, ‘Lifestyle Factors and Male Fertility’||University of Adelaide|
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2014 - ongoing Member International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease — — 2011 - ongoing Member Freemason's Centre for Men's Health — — 2010 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Medical Research — — 2010 - ongoing Member Robinson Research Institute — — 2009 - ongoing Member Society for Reproductive Biology — — 2009 - ongoing Member Fertility Society of Australia — — 2009 - ongoing Member Scientists in Reproductive Technology — — 2009 - ongoing Member Research Centre for Reproductive Health — —
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