Health Seminar SeriesResearch Symposia


BHI 'Talking Heads' Research Seminars: Tuesday 18 September 2018

The final BHI ‘Talking Heads’ research seminars for 2018 will be held from 12pm, with lunch to follow at 1pm.

Speaker: Professor Mike Roberts, Research Leader, Therapeutics Research Centre, University of South Australia and Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH

Title: "Consumer safety and therapeutics: from the outside looking in"

Speaker: Professor John Horowitz, Head, TQEH Cardiology Unit and Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Therapeutics Group, University of Adelaide and Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH

Title: "Coronary spasm: the Gordian Knot approach"

Chair: Dr Yuliy Chirkov, Principal Research Scientist, Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Therapeutics Group, University of Adelaide and Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH

Full details here

Connectome Project Adelaide – Seminar #3

A symposium series designed to connect leading neuroscientists and the next generation of world-class researchers.
Presentations by: Tobias Loetscher and Ian Musgrave.

When: Friday 17th  August 4.30pm – 5.30pm (Networking and drinks to follow)

Where: Seminar room HB8-18, Level 8, UniSA CRI building (HB building), UniSA City west

To register and for further information please visit:


ARC Centre of Excellence in

Guest presenter, Professor Warren C. W. Chan (institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME), University of Toronto

"Cancer Nanomedicine:
The challenge of targeting nanoparticles into solid tumors"

Tuesday 3 July 2018
HB 8-18, Level 8 University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute, North Terrace, Adelaide

For more details, click here

EMCR Brain Science



To register and for further information please visit:



Calvary & UniSA Grand Rounds

The Opioid Epidemic
What this means for surgeons, physicians anaesthetists & nurses

 Chairs: Prof. Matt McDonald, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, and
Prof. Ian Olver AM, Director, University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute

Assoc Prof Andrew Zacest, Neurosurgeon & Pain Specialist
Dr Penny Briscoe, Head CALHN Pain Management Unit
Prof Pam Macintyre, RAH Acute Pain Service
Dr Tasha Stanton, Snr Research Fellow School of Health Sciences, UniSA

On Thursday 7th June, 6.30-8.00pm Calvary Wakefield Auditorium,

Level 3, 270 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Please RSVP to by Monday 4th June

       ASMR Medical Research Week in SA - Gala Dinner

Date:      Monday 4 June 2018
Time:     7:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue:   Adelaide Pavilion
Guest Speaker:  Professor Hope Jahren, Professor of Geobiology The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics,
                               University of Oslo, Norway

Gala Dinner Invitation and details

       ASMR Medical Research Week in SA - 31 May - 8 June

For information on all events and registration, please click here:


Detecting Skin Cancer

How microbiopsy technology can sample skin for molecular analysis without anesthetics or scarring.

Two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70. Current diagnostic tests for skin cancer often leave the patients with scars in cosmetically sensitive areas like the head and face.

Join Professor Tarl Prow and Lynette Hunt, CEO of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia (SCCA), as they discuss the journey of this new testing device from invention to the clinic, and discover the benefits the device has already made to their international partners, practitioners and clinicians.

When:       11 April 2018   6:00pm - 7:15pm
Where:      Allan Scott Auditorium

For further information and to register click:

Calvary & UniSA Grand Rounds
Research Pitch Session

Chairs:  Prof Matt McDonald, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery and Prof Ian Olver AM, Director , Sansom Institute for Health Research

Interested in starting a research project?

Aisha Sirop, Innovations Manager, The Medical Devices Partnership Program (MDPP) will be presenting alongside UniSA clinical researchers:

Come along to hear more!

Thursday 5 April, 6:30pm - 8:00pm Calvary Wakefield Auditorium,
Level 3, 270 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000

For further information, click here

Please RSVP to by Wednesday 27 March


In Vitro Technologies along with Buchi invite you to
a Freeze Drying Seminar


  • Thursday 8 February
  • C4-16, Level 4 Centenary Building, City East Campus
  • Registration 10:00am, Program commences at 10:25am
  • Catering provided

For bookings and further details, click here



HERD OF HOPE - Steer the Herd Charity Dinner



Craving country hospitality?

Why not come and enjoy an amazing night of fun with mates and help raise funds for a research study into the experiences of organ transplant recipients who live in rural Australia.

This world first study, conducted by Professor Ian Olver AM and Dr Kate Fennell from the Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia, aims to identify the issues associated with being a rural-based recipient of an organ transplant and determine how existing support services could be better orientated and new services could be delivered to assist patients coping with these issues.

There will be so much on offer...join us in the historic Vintage Cellar at Seppeltsfield Wines as Barossan local, award-winning chef Owen Andrews and his team will fill your need for good grub, Seppeltsfield Wines and other generous winemakers will fill your glass with a decent drop and guest speakers will inspire you as we throw a bush shindig like no other..... Stock men included!

Date: Saturday 3 February 2018, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Location: The Vintage Cellar, Seppeltsfield Wines, Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield, SA 5355

Dress code: Formal with a crack of country!

Ticket Prices: $110p.p. or get a mob of mates for a table of ten and join us to Steer the Herd towards SYDNEY!

Table of 10: $1000

Please book your tickets by the 27th of January 2018  For more details and FAQ, click here

Contact Megan McLoughlin: for ticket sales and donations.

                              Cancer Survival Course:  Adelaide 2018

"Statistical Methods for Population-based Cancer Survival Analysis"

Presented by the Prevention and Population Health Branch, Department for Health and Ageing in partnership with the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute

This short course will run from Monday 26 February - Friday 2 March 2018

Guest Presenters:  

Paul Dickman - Professor of Biostatistics at the Dept of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet
Paul Lambert - Professor of Biostatistics in the Dept of Health Sciences at the University of  Leicester

Venue:                    South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), North Terrace, Adelaide, S.A.

Course Fee:             $1750.00 per participant by invoice 

Registration:            Via email:   

Full details:              For more information


Symposium:  Telehealth for our Aging Society

Date: Friday November 24th 2017
Venue: Flinders Victoria Square, Adelaide, SA
Speakers: prominent International and Australian researchers

This one-day Symposium will focus on the use of novel mechanisms for the remote provision of health activities to our ageing society.

Registration now open: Registration for “Telehealth for our Ageing Society”.

For more information, please click here or visit our website:



Invitation to attend the Plasma Medicine and Agriculture Workshop
11th & 12th December 2017
The Mawson Centre, Room MC1-03

Please join us to discuss some of recent developments in the fundamentals and applications of plasma in medicine and agriculture, and listen to presentations delivered by distinguished international experts in the wound biology and plasma sciences.

Please register your attendance here        Daily Program here

Please confirm dietary requirements to by Friday 1st December.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Dr Endre Szili and Dr Xanthe Strudwick

Visiting Academic, Dr Cindy Forbes presents:

"Online physical activity behaviour change support among cancer survivors."

Dr. Cindy Forbes is a Visiting Endeavour Research Fellow from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. After finishing her MScin Health Promotion and PhD in Exercise Oncology at the University of Alberta in 2015, she completed two years of a postdoctoral fellowship in behavioural science at Dalhousie before being awarded the Endeavour fellowship from the Australian Government. Her research focuses on how changing physical activity and sedentary behaviour can help prevent and manage chronic diseases such as cancer, and how digital technologies (e.g. eHealth/mHealth, wearables, etc.) can help facilitate this change


Wednesday 25 October 2017
12:10 pm - 1:10pm
Bonython Jubilee Building (BJ3-30)



NHMRC Submission Strategy: Discussion Forum

The purpose of this session is to allow researchers to discuss the changes to the NHMRC research funding program, implications of the incoming program on existing funding, and strategies for submission in upcoming rounds, where consideration may be required for current funding held, planning for applications with collaborators, career development strategies etc.

RIS Applications Support (Pre-Award) Team will also be in attendance to contribute to the discussion of the new funding program.


Friday 13 October, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
P7-27  Level 7 Playford Building
RSVP: by Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Professor Ian Olver running the NYC Marathon for young cancer patients

Professor Ian Olver, Director of the Sansom Institute for Health Research, is running the New York Marathon in November.

To keep him motivated as he pounds the pavements for six hours of hills and New York boroughs, he’s raising funds for a cancer research project within Sansom which is aimed at improving the outcomes for adolescents and young adults with cancer.

 As well as raising funds, he also hopes to inspire us all to keep fit as he has built his career working to educate the wider community on the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle in order to avoid chronic disease.

Watch Ian discuss his reasons for running and show your support by making a tax-deductible donation via his fundraising page

Future Vision – Future Enterprise

UniSA has teamed up with the Open State festival in 2017. We invite you to join world renowned futurist Richard Watson and Emeritus Professor Richard Head, for a discussion on innovation and the impact on future enterprise.

As Australia’s University of Enterprise, UniSA through the Future Industries Institute (FII) is helping drive the creation of new industries through discovery and collaboration: to transform the industries of today by supporting them to embrace the disruptive technologies that will create the industries of the future.

Richard Watson is a world-renowned futurist and scenario thinker, and an advocate of preferred futures, believing it is incumbent upon organisations to create compelling visions of the future and work towards their realisation. Richard is a founder, author, and speaker in the areas of new ideas, innovations and trends from around the world, who encourages companies to think further ahead to uncover new growth opportunities and risks.

Emeritus Professor Richard Head is a Pharmacologist and Strategic thinker.  He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of South Australia, Affiliate Professor in the Discipline of Pharmacology, The University of Adelaide and Honorary CSIRO Fellow.

Thursday 28 September, 2017
UniSA City West Campus in the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre,
Allan Scott Auditorium, 55 North Terrace
Commences at 3:00pm
Followed by drinks and nibbles from 5:00pm - 6:00pm in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

Please register for this event here.

Visit for more information and to explore the many exciting events and guest speakers that will be part of Open State 2017.


2017 SA Prostate Cancer Symposium

A variety of speakers including Special Guest, Associate Professor Anthony Lowe, CEO Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia


  • Friday 20 October 2017
  • Stamford Plaza, North Terrace, Adelaide
  • Registration from 8:30am, Program commences at 9:00am - 1:30pm
  • Morning Tea & Lunch provided
  • Free booking before 9 October

For booking and further details, click here


Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology Inc.

7th ANZSCDB Adelaide Meeting


  • Monday 13 November
  • Basil-Hetzel Building, UniSA, City East
  • Free Registration

This full-day meeting will be a great showcase for cell and developmental biologists in the Adelaide research community to present and discuss great science, featuring plenary talks from invited speakers Fiona Watt (King’s College London), Edwina McGlinn (ARMI/Monash University) and the newest group leader in Adelaide, Guillermo Gomez (Centre for Cancer Biology).

Further details and deadline for Abstracts and Registration, click here

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           AusBiotech 2017 Event

5th Annual Symposium At the Frontiers of Neuroscience:  

"Feelings and Forgetting"

One-day FREE Symposium in Adelaide with global well-known speakers presenting on the day.

Keynote Speaker, Professor Steve Williams, and Speakers Professors Sandy McFarlane & Malcolm Hopwood


Professor Steve Williams is the founder and Head of Department of Neuroimaging at the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, based at the IoPPN and Maudsley Hospital, King’s College London. Steve has co-authored over 700 papers and chapters in leading neuroscience journals and has already achieved an h-index of >130 and more than 70,000 citations for his work. He has also recently made it into google’s top 500 most highly cited researchers of all time

Sandy McFarlane



Professor Sandy McFarlane
is a Professor of Psychiatry and the Head of the University of Adelaide Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies.  He is an international expert in the field of the impact of trauma on veterans, disaster survivors and civilian accidents. He is a Past President of both the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
In 2011 he received the Officer of the Order of Australia award in the Australia Day Honours List.  The award recognizes “outstanding contribution to medical research in the field of psychiatry, particularly posttraumatic stress disorders, to veterans’ mental health management, and as an author”. In 2017, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Psychiatrists in recognition of his contributions to the field of traumatic stress.

Malcolm Hopgood

Professor Malcolm Hopwood is the Ramsay Health Care Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne; based at the Albert Road Clinic in Melbourne Australia. His specialises in clinical aspects of mood and anxiety disorders, psychopharmacology and psychiatric aspects of acquired brain injury. In the past, he led the Psychological Trauma Recovery Service, incorporating the Veterans Psychiatry Unit and the Victorian Brain Disorders Program, Austin Health.
Professor Hopwood has held senior positions within the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists including past Chairmanships of the Victorian Branch and the Board of Research, and was President of the College from 2015-2017.  In 2017 Professor Hopwood was installed as President-Elect of the Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations (AFPA)


  • Thursday 26 October 2017
  • Adelaide Convention Centre

For further details and free registration click here

Cognition Symposium Programe

Australian Association of Gerontology Webinar  

"Role of Physical Activity in Prostate Cancer Survivorship"

Details of the Webinar:

  • Tuesday 5 September
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm (SA Time)
  • Free for AAG members

Registrations close 4th September

For more information and registration click here

ANDHealth - Australia's National Digital Health Initiative

co-hosted with The University of Adelaide

"Sept 1 ANDHealth:  Digital Health Seminar

Event details:

  • Friday 1 September
  • 1:30pm - 5:15pm, followed by networking drinks
  • *new* University of Adelaide Health and Medical Science Building, Noth Terrace, Adelaide

Hear from:

  • International corporates and SMEs on business partnering
  • Local companies who have built successful digital health businesses
  • Successful translation and incorporation of research outputs
  • Securing health tech investment

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Professor Ian Olver running the NYC Marathon for young cancer patients

Professor Ian Olver, Director of the Sansom Institute for Health Research is fulfilling a lifelong ambition to run the New York Marathon, in under 6 hours, and is raising key funds for a cancer research project being conducted by PhD student, Xiomara Skrabal Ross:

“Adolescent and Young Adults with cancer are at high risk of failed treatment due to non-adherence”

Ian is a supervisor of Xiomara’s PhD project at UniSA that will evaluate the effect of a smartphone self-management program on adherence to oral chemotherapy in adolescent and young adult (AYA), and adult cancer patients.

“Help me to raise critical funds for this project!

Xiomara’s project has great potential for creating a practical and easily accessible tool for young cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy prescriptions.  I believe it could help many young patients navigate their treatment more effectively which is why I have chosen to set myself this fundraising goal for my lifelong ambition of running the challenging NYC Marathon!”

For more information and to Donate, click here 


Inaugural Heart Foundation / SAHMRI 2017 South Australian Cardiovascular Research Showcase

Event details:

  • Friday 27 October 2017
  • SAHMRI Auditorium, North Terrace, Adelaide
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Showcase promises to be an interesting blend of plenary sessions and poster presentations on
basic science, clinical, health service delivery and public health cardiovascular research.
Prizes will be awarded for the best posters and networking drinks at the end of the day.

Further information and bookings

Inaugural Heart Foundation / SAHMRI 2017 South Australian Cardiovascular Research Showcase - call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations - Closing date for abstracts - 5:00pm Friday 15 September

Prizes will be awarded in two categories; student (Honours/PhD) and early careeer researcher.
The following conditions must apply:

  • Abstract submissions must be no longer than 300 words and should be structured as
  • Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion with the option of either one table or figure
  • Please record on your submission whether you wish to be considered for a prize.
  • Only one submission per person

Further information and submission details

2017 SA Population Health Conference - Saturday 21 October 2017

Abstracts Due Date:  Closing 28 July

Conference Date:         Saturday 21 October 2017
Time:                          8:45am - 5:00pm
Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

To submit an abstract, or for further information please visit:

Centre for Cancer Biology - 8th Barossa Meeting

Title:        Cell Signalling in Cancer Medicine
:       14 - 15 November 2017
Time:       Barossa Valley, Sth Australia
Abstract submission:

On-line submission is the only method of receipt of abstracts and is accessible via meeting website.
You will be guided through the submission process and given instructions as required. You can save the submission at any time (even if incomplete) and return to it at a later stage, as long as it's prior to the submission deadline. You can withdraw your submission at any time too.
Please submit your abstract no later than Thursday, 31st August 2017.

Confirmation of Receipt of Abstracts:
Immediately following submission, you will receive an acknowledgment confirming receipt of your abstract, including a submission reference number. These details should be used if you wish to edit your abstract up to and no later than the submission deadline Thursday, 31st August 2017. No changes will be possible after this deadline.
Abstracts notifications will be sent out via email to abstract submitter by end of September 2017.

To commence abstract submission process, please click here

Further details


Cancer Care Research Group Symposium

Title:        "Pathways to Impact:  Building Partnerships to Advance Cancer Care Research"
Date:       Friday 21 July 2017
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Bonython Jubilee Building, Level 1 BJ1-13
                 City East Campus
RSVP:      Friday 7 July 2017
Contact:   Dr Nadia Corsini  8302 9989 or email:

Registration and further information 

AstraZeneca Launch

Date:       Tuesday 6 June, 2017
Time:       9:30am - 11:00am
Venue:     Brookman Building, Level 4 Room 20B, City East Campus (B4-20B)
                  Light refreshments provided
RSVP: or 8302 1713 by 30 May 2017

AZ Information Flyer


ASMR (Australian Society for Medical Research) Research Week

Date:    Monday 5 June 2017 - Friday 9 June
Time:    Various

Research Week Flyer


Annual (Australian Society for Medical Research) ASMR Gala Dinner

Date:      Monday 5 June 2017
Time:     7:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue:   Adelaide Pavilion
Guest Speaker:  Professor Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology

Gala Dinner Invitation


Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Webinar

Title:        Fit for later life:  The importance of resistance and weight bearing exercise
:       Tuesday 30 May, 2017
Time:       11:30am - 12:30pm
Details:    We have a limited number of AAG member log-ins.  Please contact Kellie La Fontaine for log in

Further details

 Researcher 'One Team' award

The Researcher 'One Team' award has been established by the Division in 2016 in recognition of outstanding research expertise coupled with excellence in team building and support, to ensure staff and students work as ‘one team’ across research activities. The name of this award reflects the Senior Management Group’s commitment to encouraging staff to work together as “one team” to achieve the goals set for the University.

The Division wishes to congratulate the seven finalists for this award from across the Division:

  • Professor Claudine Bonder, Centre for Cancer Biology
  • Professor Stuart Pitson, Centre for Cancer Biology
  • Associate Professor Alison Coates, School of Health Sciences
  • Dr Steve Milanese, School of Health Sciences
  • Professor Nicholas Procter, School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Professor Doug Brooks, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
  • Professor Janna Morrison, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

The inaugural winner of the Division’s Researcher 'One Team' award is Associate Professor Claudine Bonder. Assoc Prof Bonder is head of the Vascular Biology and Cell Trafficking Laboratory in the Centre for Cancer Biology. Claudine is recognised for her strong leadership qualities, her willingness to contribute her expertise and time to committees and activities with the Division, CCB and SA Pathology, including, but not limited to, membership of the Division Research Management Committee, the CCB Consumer Advocacy Group, and as a guest lecturer with the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences. Claudine is well regarded as a supervisor and mentor for HDR students and early career researchers. She is a passionate communicator in support of medical research and broader science promotion. Claudine’s dedication in these areas goes hand in hand with her recognised research excellence, as a chief investigator on successful grants awarded by the NHMRC, Cancer Australia/National Breast Cancer Foundation, Heart Foundation amongst others, and her consistent publication record in the top tier journals in her field.

Congratulations Claudine!

Claudine Bonder

Thesis of the Year

The Division’s annual Thesis of the Year prize was awarded at the Here’s Health. Research HDR information evening held on Wednesday 3 August.

This year, the selection panel had an extremely strong field from which to make their final choice, with six students eligible for consideration on the basis of examination results of ‘1 – Pass forthwith’ results from both examiners.

The 2016 Thesis of the Year prize was awarded to Dr Victoria (Tory) Madden for her thesis titled 'Pain by association? Investigations of classically conditioned pain'. Tory was supervised by Professor Lorimer Moseley and undertook her research within the Body in Mind research group in the School of Health Sciences. Tory joined UniSA as an international student from South Africa, and was able to secure external funding to support her PhD studies and a number of paper presentations at international conferences. Tory published 12 publications during her candidature, and her thesis examiners both commented on the interesting topic and resultant findings within her thesis. Of particular note was a comment from one examiner, based at Harvard Medical School, who noted that Tory’s thesis was 'easily one of the top 2 that I have ever had the pleasure of reading' of a number of theses he had reviewed in the field of pain. Since completing her PhD, Tory has returned to South Africa to take up a postdoctoral fellowship awarded by the National Research Foundation of South Africa, and is working at the University of Cape Town.

Congratulations Tory!

Tory Madden

HDR Research Poster Prize

The Division’s annual HDR Research Poster Prize was awarded at the Here’s Health. Research HDR information evening held on Wednesday 3 August.

Judges shortlisted 4 finalists from a total field of 20 entries from current HDR students across the Division. They then asked each finalist to make a short presentation on the topic of their poster, before making a final decision.

Additionally, HDR students had the opportunity to review posters and select from the field of all entries to make a 'People’s Choice' award.

Judges’ selection:

  • 1st: Katrina Li, School of Health Sciences 'Prevalence of co-occurrence of COPD diagnosis in parents and offspring: systematic review'
  • 2nd: Emma Thompson, Centre for Cancer Biology and School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences 'The potential role of interleukin-3 (IL-3) in blood vessel development in breast cancer'
  • 3rd: Melissa Hull, School of Health Sciences 'We're lucky to get doctors at all!'
  • Highly commended: Pivian Sim, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences 'Preclinical Development of Novel Antimicrobial Compound – NCL 812'

People’s Choice award:

  • Melissa Hull, School of Health Sciences 'We're lucky to get doctors at all!'
  • The four finalists’ posters are currently on display in the Library at City East.

3 Minute Thesis: Division finals

The Division held the finals of the annual 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition at the Here’s Health. Research HDR information evening held on Wednesday 3 August.

The 3MT® research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. PhD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. The competition challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

This year, from an initial pool of eight contestants, the Division final pitted 4 students against one another for the title of Division winner, and the chance to compete in the University final on August 17. The Division has a strong record in the University’s 3MT® competition, with HSC students winning the Grand Final in both 2014 and 2015.

The Division 3MT® final was judged by Dr Patrizia Furlan, Program Director: Journalism and Professional Writing, School of Communication, International Studies and Languages, Division of EASS, Professor Richard Head, Adjunct Professor, Division of Health Sciences, and Professor Ian Olver, Director, Sansom Institute for Health Research and Dean: Research (Strategy). Additionally, the audience had the opportunity to vote for their favourite, for a People’s Choice award.

Judges’ selection:

  • 1st: Lih Yin Tan, Centre for Cancer Biology and School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences 'Mission: Immune Possible'
  • Runner up: Joel Fuller, School of Health Sciences 'A Guide to Selecting Running Shoes Based on Body Mass'
  • 3rd: Amanda Richardson, School of Health Sciences 'Success needs more than just a good ATAR…'
  • Highly commended: Michelle Headland, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences '5 plus 2, does it equal 7? The equation of the Fast Diet'

People’s Choice:

  • Lih Yin Tan, Centre for Cancer Biology and School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences 'Mission: Immune Possible'
  • The Division will be represented by Lih, Joel and Amanda at the University-wide final which will be held on Wednesday August 17th in the Bradley Forum at City West. We wish them all well as they prepare for the final!

SA Tall Poppy Awards announced

Dr John Arnold, School of Health Sciences, has been announced as one of nine 2016 SA Tall Poppies, at a ceremony hosted by the Governor, Mr Hieu Van Le AC, at Government House on 1 August.

The Tall Poppy awards recognise achievement in the sciences, as well as the commitment of the awardees not only to excellent research but to communicating the value and purpose of their science to a wide audience, in particular to school and university students, and early career researchers – the future scientists in our communities.

John’s PhD was conferred in 2015, and his area of research is podiatry and lower limb conditions, with a particular focus on foot disorders, osteoarthritis and biomechanics. In particular, John is exploring the role that biomechanics may be able to play in the development of new treatments for foot osteoarthritis, a condition which affects one in six adults aged over 50 in Australia. John’s passion for science communication is evidenced by his regular contributions to science outlets such as the Royal Institute of Australia (RiAus) website, in the ‘Everyday Science’ section, The Conversation and Sport Health, the magazine of Sports Medicine Australia. John was elected to the Future Health Leaders Council in 2013, and has contributed to episodes of the Channel 10 children’s program SCOPE, in support of children pursuing careers in science.

John continues a strong tradition of the Division’s recognition in the Tall Poppy awards. Congratulations John!

Talking Papers

UniSA's Talking Papers series celebrates research achievements across the University. View the short videos here, including one by Professor Adrian Esterman from the Sansom Institute.

MASCC Annual Meeting

The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) are convening their 2016 Annual Meeting in Adelaide on June 23 – 25. Details are as follows:

•    Scientific program here
•    Register here

If you would like to register please contact to obtain the group discount.

Successful Ageing Seminar: Dr Susan Semple and Dr Bradley Simpson

Assoc Prof Susan Hillier

Indigenous Medicines

access the seminar recording here

Successful Ageing Seminar: Dr Sara Jones, Associate Professor Gaynor Parfitt

Assoc Prof Susan Hillier

Foundations of Active Ageing

access the seminar recording here

Successful Ageing Seminar: Associate Professor Susan Hillier

Assoc Prof Susan Hillier

Life After Stroke: Advances in brain rehabilitation

access the seminar recording here

Successful Ageing Seminar: Professor Ian Olver

Prof Ian Olver

Conquering Cancer: Developments in prevention and cure

access the seminar recording here

Successful Ageing Seminar: Professor Libby Roughead

Prof Libby Roughead

Are your pills making you ill?             

access the seminar recording here


Successful Ageing Seminar: New treatments from new science 

Successful Ageing Seminar

Clive Prestige, Allison Cowin and Mike Roberts present innovative approaches and solutions to a range of health-care challenges

Their efforts and breakthroughs translate to better health treatments for us all. Access the seminar vodcast.

Medication safety: new challenges in the 21st Century

Areas of study and research

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