Professor Joanne Bowen

Professor Joanne Bowen
 Position Professor
 Org Unit Medical Sciences
 Telephone +61 8 8313 1374
 Location Floor/Room 2 ,  Helen Mayo South ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Associate Professor Joanne Bowen is an academic in the Adelaide Medical School at the University of Adelaide. She graduated from a PhD in Medicine at the University of Adelaide in December of 2006 having focused on the molecular control of chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal tissue injury under the supervision of Professor Dorothy Keefe and Associate Professor Adrian Cummins. In January 2009 she was awarded an NHMRC Australian-based Biomedical Training Fellowship (2009 - 2012) to conduct research focused on discovery of mRNA expression profiles associated with risk of toxicity during treatment for oesophageal cancer, under supervision of Professor Richard Logan. This work was a novel approach to discovery of peripheral blood biomarkers able to predict severe treatment toxicity and has led to numerous collaborations and awards. In 2011 she took up a lecturing position in Physiology and to Head her own research group, the Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology Laboratory, which is part of the internationally recognised Mucositis Research Group and Centre for Personalised Cancer Medicine.

  • Awards & Achievements

    Dawes Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Committee (2002-2004)
    Gastroenterology Society of Australia Poster Prize, AGW Conference (2003)
    Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Young Investigator Award and Young Investigator of the Year (2006).
    Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Young Investigator Award (2007)
    Charles Darwin University, Outstanding Academic Achievement Letter (2007)
    Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Young Investigator Award (2008)
    Australian Institute of Policy and Science, South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award (2009).
    NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2009-2012)
    Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Travel Award (2010)
    Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Best of the Best Poster finalist (2013)
    Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Young Investigator Award (2014)

    Telstra Women's Business Award - State winner, Public Sector and Academia category (2016)

  • Research Interests

    Gastrointestinal health and disease

    Supportive care in cancer



  • Research Funding

    Dr Bowen's research program has been funded by NHMRC, Australian Dental Research Foundation, Cancer Council SA, SA Cancer Research Collaborative, Cure Cancer Australia, The University of Adelaide, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Puma. Her funding has totalled over 2 million dollars since 2007.

  • Publications

    For an up to date publication list check out my Google Scholar profile

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  • Professional Interests

    To see an up to date profile of research interests and professional networks please check out my ResearchGate and LinkedIn profiles


  • Media Expertise

    CategoriesMedicine & Medical Research
    Expertisemucositis; chemotherapy; radiotherapy; cancer; gut; intestine; transcriptomics; inflammation; rodent models of disease
    NotesDirector - Australian Society for Medical Research
    Member - Multinational Association of Supportive Care Governance Committee
    Co-Chair - Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Mucositis Study Group
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Entry last updated: Friday, 18 Mar 2022

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