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Dr Isabelle Lys Name: Dr Isabelle Lys
Senior Lecturer (Bioscience)
Phone
+617 3623 7355
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department
School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (QLD)
Location
Brisbane
Building 208 (1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo QLD 4014)-Level 2-Room 208.2.17
Biographical Information

Dr Isabelle Lys worked as a research assistant in the Endocrinology and Molecular Biology lab at the Baker Medical Research Institute in Melbourne under the supervision of Assoc Prof Timothy Cole.  During her PhD studies she worked for the Department of Biology and Department of Physiology, University of Melbourne as a sessional tutor and laboratory demonstrator.  Dr Lys also lived and taught Biology, Biochemistry and Genetics as a residential tutor at International House, University of Melbourne from 2009 to 2013. After her Phd studies, she completed a one year postdoctoral research position at Ottawa Health and Research Institute, Canada from 2003-2004 studying hormone interactions during breast cancer development in breast cancer cells.  Then she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for AgResearch in Hamilton, New Zealand from 2004 to 2007, investigating endocrinology, health, fertility and reproduction in both normal and transgenic cattle. 

From 2007 to 2010, Dr Lys commenced her first lectureship in Health and Life Sciences at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. From 2010 to 2014, she commenced as a Senior Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science at Charles Darwin University, Australia, prior to commencing her lectureship in Biomedical Sciences at the School of Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University in January 2015. She is passionate about learning and teaching practices for students and staff in health and biosciences, and have a wide range of interests in research into both sciences and science education disciplines.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), Monash University
  • PhD in General Medicine, Monash University
  • Graduate Certicate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Charles Darwin University
  • Master of Education International, Charles Darwin University
  • candidate for PhD in Education, Charles Darwin University
Publications

Journals

Martin, A C., Heazlewood, I T., Lys, I., Kitic, C M and Johnson, L. (2017) Possible hormone predictors of physical performance in adolescent team sport athletes. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, in press

Martin, A C., Heazlewood, I T., Lys, I., Kitic, C M and Johnson, L. (2015) Progesterone and estradiol levels are predictors of planned agility, 10m and 20m sprint performance in young male Australian football athletes. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 23 (6)

Lee, Y P., Gan, M H., Lys, I., Page, R., Dias-Wanigasekera, B. and Austin, C M. (2015) The complete mitogenome of the New Zealand freshwater crayfish Paranephrops planifrons White 1842 (crustacean: Decapoda: Parastacidae) Mitochondrial DNA, in press online

Rowlands, D., Page, R.A., Sukala, W., Giri, M., Ghimbovschi, S.,  Hayat, I., Cheema, B.,  Lys, I., Leikis, M., Sheard, P., Wakefield. S J, Breier, B., Hathout, Y.,  Brown, K., Marathi, R.,  Orkunoglu-Suer, F.,  Devaney, J.,  Leiken, B., Many, G.,  Krebs, J., Hopkins, J., and Hoffman, E. (2014) "Multi-Omic integrated networks connect DNA methylation and microRNA with skeletal muscle plasticity to chronic exercise in type 2 diabetic obesity" Physiological Genomics. 46(20), 747-765

Somdee, T., Thunders, M., Ruck, J., Lys, I., Allison, A. & Page, R. (2013) Degradation of [Dha7] MC-LR by microcystin degrading bacterium isolated from Lake Rotoiti, New Zealand. ISRN Microbiology, Article ID 596429

Sukala, W.R., Page, R.A., Lonsdale, C., Rowlands, D.S., Lys, I., Krebs, J., Leikis, M.L., Cheema, B.S. (2013). Exercise improves quality of life in indigenous Polynesian peoples with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 10 (5), 699-707.


Billany, R., Lys, I., & Royal, B. (paper in press). Learning for the future: Online student evaluation of generic and context-specific library skills tutorials. In Proceedings Ascilite Wellington 2012. Future Challenges: Sustainable Futures.

Clarke, J., McCulley, M., Lys, I., Stewart, T., & Milne, J. (2012). Response to scenario-based resourcesin a First Year Human Bioscience University Course. .. , 1-17 Retrieved from https://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/download/ng/file/group-6/first-year-health-students-using-cd-rom-based-interactive-case-studies-project-report.pdf


Sukala WR, Page RA, Rowlands DS, Lys I, Krebs J, Leikis ML, Cheema BS. (2012)  Exercise Intervention in New Zealand Polynesian Peoples with Type 2 Diabetes:  Cultural Considerations and Clinical Trial Recommendations. Australasian Medical Journal, 5(8): 429-435.

Hayat, I, Rowlands DS, Lys I, Sukala WR, Cheema B, Cheema BS, Breier, B, Leikis ML, Krebs J, Page RA. (2012)  Effect of aerobic exercise on leptin and PGC-1a gene expression in a unique cohort of morbidly obese Polynesians with Type 2 diabetes. Endocrine Reviews, 33(03_meeting abstracts): MON-524.

Intrapanya, M., Jayaraj, J., Scott, C., Baxi, S., Curtin, J., Lys, I., Mileva, M., and Thomas, M.(2012). Human papilloma virus in oropharyngeal cancers (re: ANZ J Surgery. 2011 81: 581-3), ANZ Journal of Surgery, Volume 82, Issue 3, pp 189-190, doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2011.05977.x (p 189-190)

Thomas, M., Singh, J., Lys, I., Car, G., Mileva, M., Baxi, S., and Jayaraj, J. (2011). Identification of molecular and immuno diagnostic cancer markers in Northern Territory Australian indigenous population.  Oral Oncology, Volume 47, Supplement 1, ppS1-S156

Sukala, W R., Page, R A., Rowlands, D S., Krebs, J., Lys, I., Leikis, M J., Pearce, J. and Cheema, B S., (2011) South Pacific Islanders resist type 2 diabetes: comparison of aerobic and resistance training. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112 (1), 317-325.

Milne, J., Heinrich, E. & Lys, I, (2010) Integrating ePortfolios-guiding questions and experiences. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, Distance Education Association New Zealand (DEANZ), 14 (1), 47-61.

Moore, X. L., Hoong, I. Y. & Cole, T. J. (2000). Expression of the 11[Beta]-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 2 gene in the mouse. Kidney International, Vol.57, pp.1307-1312

Cole, T. J., Harris, H. J., Hoong, I. Y., Solomon, N., Smith, R., Krozowski, Z. and Fullerton, M. (1999). The glucocorticoid receptor is essential for maintaining both basal expression and dexamethasone-induced repression of the murine corticosteroid-binding globulin. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 154 p29-36.

Book Chapters

"Human Library: Students as Partners Roundtable National Conference 2020, Deakin University."Learning from students: Listening to what biomedical students want and what works"  https://www.deakin.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/2210258/2020-National-SaP-Human-Library.pdf

Clarke, J. A., Tielemans, W. & Lys, I. Y. (2009). Do weekly online revision assessments enhance first year student pass rates?. Tertiary Assessment and Higher Education student outcomes: Policy, Practice and Research, pp.117-128

Reports

Lys, I. Y. (2008-2010) Role of glucocorticoids in the regulation of adipogenesis.
Hoong, I. Y. (2008). Spirit study: Beneficial health effects for Polynesians with type 2 diabetes?. Wellington Medical Research Foundation, New Zealand

Thesis

Hoong, I. Y. (2004). Expression of 11[Beta]-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases in mice and the role of glucocorticoids in adipocyte function.

Oral Presentations

Lys, I., Martinac, B., Teoh, J., James, S., Grollo, L., Lister, A., and Denny, P. (2020) "Get Wise with PeerWise in Biomedical Sciences?", ASCILITE online conference.
 

Lys, I. (2020) "The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education: More than a tick box activity for staff"Scholarship of Tertiary Teachig online conference, Central University Queensland, Australia.

Lys, I. (2018) "ECHO360 Active Learning Platform": Inno-Bytes QUICK-FIRE INNOVATIONS USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE LEARNING, 5th ACU Teaching and Learning conference, Sydney

Lys.I, James S., Ballard F., Hurley, L & Crisp C. (2018) Student led participation in development of all teaching resources and assessments from second year onwards: Fool&rsquos idea or much more? 5th ACU Teaching and Learning conference, Sydney

Lys, I., Hurley, L., Uebergang, Huynh, M. and McMaster, R. (2017). Development of a multi-campus online teaching community to foster collaborative work culture, training and knowledge exchange between casual and permanent teaching staff. 17th International conference on Knowledge, Culture & Change in Organisations & Organisation Research Networks, Darwin, Australia.

Lys, I. Use of the Respondus exam creation tool with Learnline. Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment, Charles Darwin University, Faculty Teaching and Learning Seminars, September 2012.

Hayat, I., Bramley, R., Hollings, A., Lys, I., Sukala, W., Cheema, B., Rowlands, D., Breier, B., Krebs, J. and Page, R. A. (2011). Exercise training effects on mitochondrial activity and oxidative capacity in skeletal muscle tissue of Polynesian individuals with type 2 diabetes and grade 3 obesity. Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association conference, Perth, Australia.

Lys, I. Y., Boon, J., Wong, S., Ng, J. & Cole, T. J. (2010).Glucocorticoid regulation of lipolysis genes and the role of mineralocorticoid receptors during adipogenesis. Endocrine Society of Australia & Society for Reproductive Biology conference, Sydney, Australia.

Lys, I. Y., Boon, J., Wong, S., Ng, J. & Cole, T. J. (2009). Glucocorticoids and the regulation of adipogenesis. Wellington Health and Biomedical Research Society 75th scientific meeting, New Zealand.

Lys, I. Y. (2009). Preparing poster presentations for conferences using powerpoint. Postgrad Workshop Series 2nd Semester, Massey University

Hoong, I. Y. (2008). Glucocorticoids, leptin and obesity. College of Sciences Seminar Series, Massey University, New Zealand.

Hoong, I. Y. (2007). Glucocorticoids and adipocyte function. Department of Biochemistry& Molecular Biology, Monash University, Australia.

Hoong, I. Y. (2006). Preparation for life outside the uterus: Adrenal steroid hormones. Reproductive Technologies Seminar Series, AgResearch, New Zealand.

Hoong, I. Y. (2005). Homeostatic responses in the adrenal cortex to the absence of aldosterone in mice. Journal Club Presentation, AgResearch, New Zealand.

Hoong, I. Y. (2005). Improved placental function and fetal health in clones: A progress report. Reproductive Technologies Seminar Series, AgResearch, New Zealand.

Hoong, I. Y. (2003). Expression of 11[Beta]-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 and 2 genes in mice and the role of glucocorticoids in adipocyte function. Hormones, Growth and Development Group Seminar Series, Ottawa Health and Research Institute, Canada.

Hoong, I. Y. (2003). Smad-dependent recruitment of a Histone Deacetylase/Sin3A complex modulates the Bone Morphogenetic Protein-Dependent transcriptional repressor activity of Nkx3.2.. Hormones, Growth and Development Group: Journal Club, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Canada.

Hoong, I. Y. (2002). Steroid hormones in the regulation of obesity. Rotary Central Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Hoong, I. Y. (2002). The physiological role of glucocorticoids in the regulation of leptin and 11[Beta]-HSD type 1 genes in mice. Molecular Endocrinology Group, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, North  Carolina, USA.

Conferences

Lys I. (2018) Get Wise with PeerWise 5th ACU Teaching and Learning conference, Sydney

Martin, A C., Heazlewood, I T., Lys, I., Kitic, C M and Johnson, L. (2016) Testosterone levels are predictors of multistage fitness test performance in young and female hockey athletes. Exercise & Sport Science Australia conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Martin, A C., Heazlewood, I T., Lys, I., Kitic, C M and Johnson, L. (2016) Progesterone and estradiol levels are predictors of performance in a test of anaerobic capacity in young female netball athletes. Exercise & Sport Science Australia conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Martin, A C., Heazlewood, I T., Lys, I., Kitic, C M and Johnson, L. (2016) An exploratory analysis of possible hormone predictors of physical performance in male and female adolescent basketball athletes. Australian Strength and Conditioning Association International conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Martin, A C., Heazlewood, I T., Lys, I., Kitic, C M and Johnson, L. (2015) Progesterone and estradiol levels are predictors of planned agility, 10m and 20m sprint performance in young male Australian football athletes. Australian Strength and Conditioning Association International conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Billany, R., Lys, I., & Royal, B. (paper in press). Learning for the future: Online student evaluation of generic and context-specific library skills tutorials. In Proceedings Ascilite Wellington 2012. Future Challenges: Sustainable Futures.

Hayat, I, Rowlands DS, Lys I, Sukala WR, Cheema B, Cheema BS, Breier, B, Leikis ML, Krebs J, Page RA. (2012) Effect of aerobic exercise on leptin and PGC-1a gene expression in a unique cohort of morbidly obese Polynesians with Type 2 diabetes. US Endocrine, Texas, USA.

Hayat, I., Bramley, R., Hollings, A., Lys, I., Sukala, W., Singh, B., Rowlands, D., Breier, B., Krebs, J., and Page, R. (2011). Influence of aerobic and resistance training on mitochondrial activity and density of skeletal muscle tissue of Polynesian individuals with type 2 diabetes and morbid obesity. Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting, New Zealand.

Hayat, I., Bramley, R., Hollings, A., Lys, I., Sukala, W., Singh, B., Rowlands, D., Breier, B., Leikis, M., Krebs, J., and Page, R. (2011). Influence of aerobic and resistance training on mitochondrial activity and density of skeletal muscle tissue of Polynesian individuals with type 2 diabetes and morbid obesity. Medical Sciences Congress, New Zealand.

Thomas, M., Singh, J., Lys, I., Car, G., Mileva, M., Baxi, S., and Jayaraj, J. (2011). Identification of molecular and immuno diagnostic cancer markers in Northern Territory Australian indigenous population.  Third World Congress of the International Academy of Oral Oncology, Singapore.

Hayat, I., Hollings, A., Lys, I., Sukala, W., Cheema, B., Rowlands, D., Breier, B., Krebs, J. and Page, R. A. (2011). Impact of 16 weeks aerobic and resistance exercise training on mitochondrial activity and fat metabolism in skeletal muscle tissue of SPIRIT study cohort. 35th New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes Annual Scientific Meeting

Hayat, I., Cheema, B. S., Sukala, W.R., Page, R.A., Rowlands, D. S., Breier, B., Krebs, J.D. & Lys, I.Y. (2010) Exercise training in a Polynesian group with Type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity in New Zealand,:  effects on specific obesity markers. Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association conference, Sydney, Australia.

Bramley, R., Hayat, I., Lys, I.Y. and Page, R. A. (2010) Examining the impact of exercise on carbohydrate metabolism in skeletal muscle of Pacific Islands people with type 2 diabetes mellitus and visceral adiposity. 79th Wellington Health and Biomedical Research Society Scientific meeting: Poster meeting, Wellington, New Zealand.

Hayat, I., Hollings, A., Page, R. A., Sukala, W. R., Cheema, B. S., Rowlands, D. S., Breier, B., Leikis, M., Krebs, J. D. and Lys, I.Y. (2010) Impact of 16 weeks progressive resistance training on mitochondrial activity and fat metabolism in skeletal muscle tissue of SPIRIT Study cohort. 79th Wellington Health and Biomedical Research Society Scientific meeting: Poster meeting, Wellington, New Zealand.

Lys, I. Y. & Milne, J. D. (2010). Building upon assignment feedback with an eportfolio. Distance Education Association of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand.

Sukala, W. R., Rowlands, D. S., Leikis, M., Lys, I. Y., Page, R. A., Krebs, J. & Cheema, B. S. (2009). Exercise improves quality of life but not glycemic control in Polynesian adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity. 33rd New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes Annual Scientific Meeting, pp.27-28

Sukala, W. R., Rowlands, D. S., Leikis, M., Lys, I. Y., Page, R. A., Krebs, J. & Cheema, B. S. (2009). Can exercise improve metabolic outcomes in Polynesians with diabesity a randomised trial. 33rd New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes Annual Scientific Meeting, pp.28-28

Hayat, I., Cheema, B. S., Sukala, W. R., Page, R. A., Rowlands, D. S., Breier, B. H., Krebs, J. & Lys, I. Y. (2009). Effect of exercise training on specific obesity markers in Polynesians with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity. New Investigator Presentations 76th Scientific Meeting, pp.8-8

Heinrich, E., Milne, J. D. & Hoong, I. Y. (2009). Eportfolio adoption on single course level - guiding questions and experiences. HERDSA, 2009

Hayat, I., Cheema, B. S., Sukala, W. R., Page, R. A., Rowlands, D. S., Breier, B. H., Krebs, J. & Lys, I. Y. (2009). Exercise training in Polynesians with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity: Effects on specific obesity markers. New Zealand Postgraduate Conference, Wellington, New Zealand pp.46-46

Lys, I. Y., Boon, J., Wong, S., Ng, J. & Cole, T. J. (2009). Glucocorticoids and the regulation of adipogenesis. 75th Annual Scientific Meeting Wellington Health and Biomedical Research Society, Wellington, New Zealand. pp.2-2

Sukala, W. R., Rowlands, D. S., Leikis, M., Hoong, I. Y., Page, R. A., Krebs, J. & Cheema, B. B. (2009). Randomized trial of aerobic versus resistance training in Polynesian adults diagnosed with T2DM and visceral obesity: Metabolic outcomes. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual General meeting, Canada pp.98-99

Hoong, I. Y., Boon, J., Wong, S., Ng, J. & Cole, T. (2009). Role of glucocorticoids in the regulation of adipogenesis. 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting Endocrine Society of Australia and Society for Reproductive Biology, Adelaide, Australia pp.360-360

Clarke, J. A., Tielemans, W. & Hoong, I. Y. (2008). Do weekly online revision assessments enhance first year student pass rates?. Symposium on Tertiary Assessment and Higher Education Student Outcomes: Policy, Practice and Research

Hoong, I. Y., Bird, D. A., Wong, S. & Cole, T. J. (2008). Glucocorticoids regulation of adipocyte-specific genes. Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) and Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB) Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide.

Hoong, I. Y. (2008). Isabelle Hoong: Current research profile. 50th Anniversary of the Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA), 1958-2008

Hoong, I. Y. & Lee, R. S. (2007). Molecular cloning and characterization of bovine corticosteroid binding globulin during fetal development. Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) / Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB) Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand p.152

Hoong, I. Y. & Lee, R. (2006). Developmental expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors [alpha] and [gamma] in the bovine placenta. The Endocrine Society of Australia/Society for Reproductive Biology 49th Annual Scientific Meeting: Proceedings, Gold Coast, Australia, p.106

Hoong, I. Y., Li, N. & Lee, R. (2006). Steroidogenic potential of the bovine fetal adrenal at early to mid-gestation. The Endocrine Society of Australia/Society for Reproductive Biology, 49th Annual Scientific Meeting: Proceedings, Gold Coast, Australia. p.106


Hoong, I. Y., Li, N. & Lee, R. (2005). Steroidogenesis in bovine fetal adrenals at different developmental stages. 15th Annual Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting, New Zealand.

 

 

Research
  • Obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes-exercise, stress and hormones in the regulation of obesity and diabetes
  • Endocrinology-regulation of steroid hormone and steroid receptor function
  • Metabolism and metabolic regulation
  • Animal models of human disease
  • Reproductive biology and improving pregnancy outcomes
  • Improving tertiary teaching practices, retention rates and first year student learning outcomes
  • environmental science

Research collaborations

Australian Catholic University, Australia

  • Australian Catholic University Teaching and Learning Development Project grant 2020: "Co-creating a distinctive Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander online interactive garden trail with students for learning and for community engagement".

  • Australian Catholic University Taskforce for Student Achievement and Retention Project grant 2018: "Undergraduate first year Health Sciences student online pre-course preparation and warm up"

  • Australian Catholic University Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Success program project grant, "Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge & sustainable practices in sciences", 2017

  • Faculty of Health Sciences Teaching and Learning project grant 2015-2016 for project entitled "Promoting the development of an online, multi-campus teaching community for sessional teaching staff at ACU".

  • Faculty of Health Sciences Teaching and Learning Blended Learning Development Funding, project entitled "Effective use of Peerwise and Flipped lectures in a first year biomedical science unit"  2016

  • collaborator on Austraian Catholic University Teaching Development Project Grant entitled "New Echo 360 active learning platform at ACU: building a toolkit for students and staff engagement in first year Health Sciences", 2016

Charles Darwin University, Australia

  • sessional staff and casualisation effects in Australian universities: making it work?

  • professional development of academic teaching staff

Monash University, Australia

  • Role of glucocorticoids in stress, adipose tissue function and obesity using mice as an animal model

Massey University, New Zealand

  • SPIRIT study-Progressive resistance training effects on type 2 diabetes in Polynesian Islanders

AgResearch, New Zealand

  • Steroidogenesis in both the fetus and mother during bovine pregnancy

  • Regulation of steroidogenesis and development of hydrops pregnancy in transgenic cattle

  • Regulation of steroid receptors and corticosteroid binding globulins during pregnancy in cattle

Experience

Teaching awards

2019: Australian Catholic University Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award
2019: ECHO360 Australia New Zealand Champion grant

Teaching areas

  • BIOL204 Human Body in Health and Disease 2 (semester 1, 2020)
  • BIOL206 Genetics (semester 1, 2020)
  • EXSC118 Nutrition and Exercise (semester 1, 2020)
  • BMSC103 Research and Experimental Design (semester 2, 2020)
  • UNCC100 Self and community (semester 2, 2020)
  • UNCC300 Understanding Self and Society: Contemporary Perspectives (semester 2, 2020)
  • BIOL124 Human Body in Health and Disease 1 (semester 2 2018)
  • NRSG353 Acute Care Nursing 2 (semester 2, 2018)
  • HLSC301 Community Engagement (semester 2, 2018)

 

Postgraduate student supervision

Australian Catholic University, Australia

Co-supervisor for:

  • Jane Williamson, PhD candidate, School of Behavioural and Health Sciences, 2017-present

 

Charles Darwin University, Australia

Co-supervisor for:

  • Anne Evans, Masters graduate, School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences, 2011 to 2018

  • Alanna Martin, PhD graduate, School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences, 2012 to 2018

  • Methinee Intrapanya, Honours graduate, Royal Darwin Hospital, 2011 to April 2012

  • Jagtar Singh, Masters graduate, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, 2010 to April 2012

 

James Cook University

  • Brenton Wilson, Honours graduate, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Jan 2012 - April 2012

 

Massey University, New Zealand

Co-supervisor for:

  • Dr. Irum Hayat, PhD graduate, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, 2008 to 2014

  • William Sukala, PhD graduate, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, 2007-2011

  • Elizabeth Norman, PhD candidate, Institute of Vet, Animal & Biomedical Science, 2009 to April 2012

  • Rebecca Bramley, Honours graduate, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, 2010

  • Geevika Arachchi, PhD graduate, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, 2009-2010

Professional Memberships

Editorial Roles in Scholarly Journals

  • 2014-Current. Editorial Board member - Obesity Research Open Journal
  • 2015-2017. Editorial Board member - Nephrology Open Journal.
  • 2012-Current. Editorial Board member - GSTF Journal of Advances in Medical Research

Community Engagement

ACU Narratives of Hope 2016-present

Education Community Involvement - To promote science in primary and secondary schools.

  • Invited member to CSIRO Program Scientists in School 2012-present. A national initiative to bring active research scientists to the school environment to facilitate interest in science in secondary school students as real and important vocations and an outcome of the science training at the university level that is occurring currently in Australia.
  • Invited lecturer for Northern Territory (NT) Space School Incorporated, a Northern Territory initiative to cater for high achieving NT secondary school students interested in all aspects of space research. Lectured on human physiological responses to living and working in space
 

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