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Dr Melanie McDowall
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ARC Senior Research Associate
2016 - ongoing: Masters in Business Administration
2001-Conferred August 2005: Doctor of Philosophy (Health Science)
2000: Bachelor of Science (Honours)
1998-1999: Bachelor of Science
Awards & Achievements
2016 Australian eChallenge Medical Innovations: Winner (Life Whisperer), The University of Adelaide
2016 Australian eChallenge Research Commericalisation: Winner (Life Whisper), The University of Adelaide
2016 CSIRO On Prime Pre-Accelerator Training Program
2016 Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Scholarship: The University of Adelaide
2016 Best Transdisciplinary Publication: Winner, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing
2015 Best International Abstract (Australia and New Zealand): Winner, Society for the Study of Reproduction
2015 Best Transdisplinary Publication Award: Winner, ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.
2015 Best Publication: Senior, corresponding author (with Siew Wong as primary author), Reproduction, Fertility and Development journal
2014 Meat and Livestock Australia New Scientist Award: Winner, Society for Reproductive Biology Annual Conference
2012 Newcastle Reproduction Early Career Research Emerging Leader Award: Finalist, Society for Reproductive Biology Annual Conference
2011 Australian Society for Medical Research SA Conference: Winner, Best Oral Presentation (Early Career)
2006-2007 Young Tall Poppy Science Award: This award recognises the contribution of early career scientists to their field of research and communicating science to the general public (www.tallpoppies.net.au). Part of the award involved visiting high schools to discuss life as a scientist (Tall Poppies Reaching Kids).
2002 North West Adelaide Health Services Research Day: Finalist, Higher Degrees: Basic Science, Senior Students
2001 Society for Reproductive Biology Annual Conference (Gold Coast QLD): Finalist, Junior Scientist Award and Travel scholarship recipient
2000 North West Adelaide Health Services Research Day: Winner, Basic Science, Honours students
Please note: I have published under "Sutton", "McDowall" and "Sutton-McDowall".
2001-2004, 2009-present: Society for Reproductive Biology (PR secretary for council)
2016: Blog post and expert
for the “I Quit Sugar” website
My research has been discussed on numerous media platforms such as radio, website and print media. I'm currently the publicity secretary for the Society for Reproductive Biology and activities have included official tweeter for the society (@ReproductionSRB) and attending "Science Meets Parliament" in 2014-2016.
I also tweet via my personal account @DrMelMcD
I am on the website committee for the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics and will be involved in science communication and public outreach.
Expertise for Media Contact
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