Prue Cowled

Dr Prue Cowled

Affiliate Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Dr Prue Cowled PhD
Principal Medical Scientist, RP Jepson Research Fellow, Affiliate Senior Lecturer.

Research Interests:
Mechanisms of lower limb reperfusion injury: Role of the neutrophil. Nitric Oxide and reperfusion injury The small bowel as a target for remote damage after lower limb reperfusion injury Models for preoperative prediction of sepsis after open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

I am the research coordinator for Vascular Surgery Research Group which has been based at the TQEH for approximately 20 years now. Our group consists of both clinicians and laboratory researchers. Research themes address both basic laboratory science and clinical research. Major interests include peripheral arterial disease and associated impaired wound healing in patients with diabetes. Research projects address aspects of the pathophysiology of vascular inflammation and wound healing, potential therapies and their clinical implications.

  • Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms; predictive modelling
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Technological Developments in the Assessment and management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Full Time Beatrice Kah Poh Kuang
    2017 Co-Supervisor Diabetic foot infection Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Part Time Mr Guilherme Nogueira Pena
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2004 - 2006 Co-Supervisor Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Sepsis in Major Vascular Surgery Master of Surgery Master Full Time Dr Tiffany Hassen
    2001 - 2003 Co-Supervisor ALTERATIONS OF FIBRONECTIN AND LAMININ AND EXPRESSION OF MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASES FOLLOWING SKELETAL MUSCLE ISCHEMIA - REPERFUSION INJURY Master of Surgery Master Full Time Dr Bulang He
    1999 - 2002 Principal Supervisor UPREGULATION OF MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASES -2 AND -9 AND TYPE IV COLLAGEN DEGRADATION IN SKELETAL MUSCLE REPERFUSION INJURY Doctor of Medicine Doctorate Full Time Dr Denise Roach
    1998 - 2003 Principal Supervisor MOLECULAR CHARACTERISATION, REGULATION AND EVOLUTIONARY ANALYSIS OF UROPLAKIN IB: A TETRASPANIN FAMILY MEMBER Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Andrea Varga
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    1998 - 2014 Member Biosafety Committee The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    1995 - ongoing Member Policy Advisory Committee of the Basil Hetzel Institute The Queen Elizabeth
    1994 - ongoing Member Organising Committee for Research Day The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    1981 - ongoing Australian Society for Medical Research
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    1996 - ongoing Postgraduate Coordinator, Discipline of Surgery The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Affiliate Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 82227541
  • Email: prue.cowled@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8222 7872
  • Campus: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Building: RAH - Basil Hetzel Institute, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Surgical Specialties

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