Associate Professor John Finnie

Associate Professor John Finnie
 Position Affiliate Associate Professor
 Org Unit Medical Sciences
 Mobile +61 4 2786 2084
 Location Floor/Room 7 ,  AHMS ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background



    BSc (Hons) MSc (Adel) BVSc (Melb) MSc (Flin) PhD (Melb) FRCVS

    Associate Professor John Finnie holds an affiliate academic position in the Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology at the Adelaide Medical School. He is a veterinary anatomical pathologist with experience in diagnostic and investigative pathology, including gross and histopathology, ultrastructural pathology, immunohistochemistry, and toxicological, comparative and laboratory animal pathology.

    His main research interest is the pathology and pathogenesis of neurological diseases, with investigative experience in the following disorders

    ·      traumatic brain injury (blunt, closed non-missile; penetrating missile; and paediatric non-accidental (the “shaken baby syndrome”) head injuries)

    ·      tunicamycin and Clostridium perfringens type D neurotoxicity and retinopathy

    ·      neurological effects of exposure to mobile communication radiofrequency fields

    ·      neuroaxonal dystrophy

    ·      demyelinating peripheral neuropathy

    ·      and forensic neuropathology, lysosomal storage diseases, and neoplasia.

    This research has been supported by a range of funding bodies, especially for traumatic brain injury (NH&MRC, Neurosurgical Research Foundation, Motor Accident Commission, and Children’s Research and Brain Foundations) and the potential of long-term mobile phone exposure to cause neural injury, particularly blood-brain barrier disruption, and impede amyloid deposition in Alzheimer’s disease (NH&MRC). Dr Finnie is a Chief Investigator (2013-2021) of an NH&MRC Centre of Research Excellence, the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic (Radiofrequency) Bioeffects Research.

    Dr Finnie has lectured and supervised postgraduate (Honours and PhD) students at medical and veterinary schools.

    He has also supported research using considerable experience in animal welfare and ethics and management of laboratory animal facilities, and continues to provide pathology examinations for a wide range of biomedical research projects.


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Entry last updated: Wednesday, 6 Nov 2019

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