Dr James McEvoy-May

Dr James McEvoy-May
 Position CRREI Education Coordinator/Research Fellow
 Org Unit Research Infrastructure and Platforms
 Email james.mcevoy@adelaide.edu.au
 Location ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    After completing Honours in cancer biology, Dr McEvoy-May completed a Cotutelle PhD where he undertook his research across two universities, Flinders University, AUS and McMaster University, CAN. During his PhD, Dr McEvoy-May conducted clinical audits of ionizing radiation levels during hospital admission to gain knowledge of the current prescription levels by doctors. He then investigated the long-term effects from prenatal radiation exposures, focusing on respiratory physiology and immunology though in vivo models, solidifying a detailed understanding of translational physiology from medically relatable radiation exposures.

    Dr McEvoy-May continues his interest in the respiratory system and radiation biology investigating the immunomodulation properties of ionizing radiation during respiratory inflammation. Using both X-ray and radon decay radiation sources, Dr McEvoy-May aims at detailing the mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory properties of low dose ionizing radiation with hope to translate this methodology clinically into resolving inflammatory disease duration and severity.

    Along with research, Dr McEvoy-May is excited by the education of students and their further strive for knowledge and learning. He is the Education Coordinator for the Centre for Radiation Research, Education and Innovation at Adelaide University where he is currently assembling graduate level resources to further the education of radiation professionals and soon build up the radiation and nuclear science professionals of the future.

  • Qualifications


    2020 Cotutelle PhD – Flinders University, AUS and McMaster University

    2014 Bachelor of Science (Hons) first class – Flinders University, AUS

    2013 Bachelor of Medical Science – Flinders University, AUS

  • Teaching Interests

    James is the Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Radiation Management delivery by CRREI. 

    PHYS7560 – Radioactivity, Radiation Detection and Dosimetry

    PHYS7561 – Radiation Biology and Incident Response

    PHYS7562 – Radiation Management and Regulatory Control

    PHYS7563 – Radiation Safety in the Workplace





  • Professional Associations

    Member of Australian Radiation Protection Society, MARPS

    Australian Society of Immunology

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Entry last updated: Wednesday, 18 Oct 2023

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