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Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Applied Science (Queensland University of Technology)

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Science (SoBMS), Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology. I teach Cell and Molecular Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Proteomics and Wound Science. I am also the school’s Academic Lead in Indigenous Health; Deputy Program Leader of the Tissue Repair and Translational Physiology (TRTP) Group in the SoBMS; and Chief Scientific Officer of Surgical BioFix Ltd, a Brisbane based Biotechnology Company involved in the manufacture of Australia’s first dehydrated amniotic membrane allografts for wound and surgical application. I have over 15 years of experience in tissue injury, wounds and tissue engineering research with a major focus on the biochemical implications of skin and musculoskeletal tissue injury and recovery processes. In particular, our team is recognized for our cutaneous wound fluid analysis expertise and we work closely with burn and trauma researchers at the Centre for Children’s Health Research (CCHR) and the Queensland Children’s Hospital as part of a broader collaboration with leading Australian burns researchers at Children’s Hospital Westmead in Sydney and Fiona Stanley Hospital Perth. My team played a key role in the establishment of the world class proteomics and metabolomics capability at QUTs Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF) and we also specialise in the utilisation of 2D and 3D in vitro experimental skin wound models and have an interest in the role of exercise in the systemic release of the neuroprotective / neurorepairative proteins which may have implications for stroke prevention and rehabilitation. I have additional active international collaborations with leading researchers at A*STAR Singapore; Tulane University, New Orleans and University of Kentucky in the USA. I have published 37 peer reviewed journal articles in the international scientific literature, attracted over $3.6 million in research funding and have trained 15 Honours and 22 higher degree research students.

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Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2016
Details
Co-convenor of the AB3ACBS 2016 conference at QUT Brisbane 2016. I was Co-convenor of the combined: Big Biology and Bioinformatics (B3) Symposium; the Australian Bioinformatics And Computational Biology Society (ABACBS) meeting; and the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning Education and Teaching (GOBLET) (AB3ACBS 2016) and associated workshop series, held at QUT GP campus from the 31st Oct to the 9th November 2016 http://www.abacbs.org/conference/ ** This conference attracted international guest speakers and national and international delegates to Qld and QUT. There were over 250 registrants and about 200 delegates attended the conference on each day.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
QUT Vice Chancellor's Performance Award. Awarded for research team leadership.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2015
Details
I was the chair and convenor of the Big Biology & Bioinformatics (B3) Symposium and also engaged in organising and delivering a workshop and seminar series in the lead up to the symposium in November 2014 and 2015 http://b3.qut.edu.au/
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2014
Details
I was the chair and convenor of the Big Biology & Bioinformatics (B3) Symposium and also engaged in organising and delivering a workshop and seminar series in the lead up to the symposium in November 2014 and 2015 http://b3.qut.edu.au/
Title
The use of Biomarkers in Children to Predict Healing Potential and Optimise Burn Wound Care
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1160492
Start year
2019
Keywords
Burn Injury; Pathology; Wound Healing; Diagnostic Applications; Child Health
  • Targeted proteomics on circulating LG3 levels in human stroke patients and animals following exercise
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Daniel Broszczak