Professor Corinna Van Den Heuvel

Professor Corinna Van Den Heuvel
 Position Head of School
 Org Unit School of Biomedicine
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5109
 Location Helen Mayo North ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

     Prof. Corinna Van Den Heuvel completed her PhD on the response of amyloid precursor protein following traumatic brain injury (TBI) at the University of Adelaide in 1999 and during this time was an active member of the Adelaide Head Injury Group. Throughout her PhD, Corinna presented at several national and international conferences and was the recipient of Young Investigator awards. She subsequently was appointed as an associate lecturer in the Department of Pathology in 2000, then promoted to Senior lecturer in 2004 and then promoted to Associate Professor within the School of Medical Sciences in 2011 and Professor in the Adelaide Medical School in 2020. 

    She is currently the Head of the School of Biomedicine and the Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (BHlthMedSc). Corinna is an Education Specialist and is a member of the Adelaide Education Academy and has been the recipient of teaching awards. Corinna’s contribution to higher education has been recognised internationally with her appointment in 2018 as a Senior Fellow of Advance HE. She has also been the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the Executive Dean’s Medal in 2016 and 2020 and in 2018 she was the recipient of the Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Leadership, Support and enhancement of teaching practice. Most recently, in 2022, she was awarded the University of Adelaide Award for Outstanding Achievement and Exceptional Leadership.

    She is part of the Translational Neuropathology Laboratory here at the University of Adelaide and her current research focusses on traumatic brain injury. She also has research collaborations with Forensic Science SA. Her work has been presented both nationally and internationally and published widely in internationally recognised journals and she has received over $1.6 million in category one research funding . She has supervised numerous first class Honours and PhD students to completion and mentored many HDR students who are now leading successful academic or research careers both Nationally and Internationally.


  • Publications

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  • Media Expertise

    CategoriesMedicine & Medical Research
    ExpertiseNeuropathology; Alzheimer's Disease; Neuroprotection; gene expression; traumatic brain injury
    NotesAlt phone: (08) 8303 5341

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Entry last updated: Wednesday, 14 Jun 2023

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