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

    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 gross and histopathology, ultrastructural pathology, immunohistochemistry, and toxicological, comparative, and laboratory animal pathology.


    Dr Finnie is a graduate of the Melbourne University Veterinary School (BVSc 1975) and received postgraduate research training in anatomic pathology, including ultrastructure, at Adelaide (MSc 1983) and Flinders (MSc 1986) University Medical Schools and the Melbourne Veterinary School (PhD 1990).

    He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons by examination in neuropathology.


    Professor Finnie’s principal research interest is the pathology and pathogenesis of neurological diseases, both naturally-occurring neurological disorders of domestic animal species and animal models of human nervous system diseases. He has contributed original research (see PUBMED) on traumatic brain injury, including blunt, non-missile, penetrating missile, and paediatric non-accidental (“the shaken baby syndrome”) head injuries; tunicamycin/corynetoxin-induced neurological disease; Clostridium perfringens type D epsilon toxin neurotoxicity and retinopathy; neurological effects of exposure to mobile communication radiofrequency fields; demyelinating peripheral neuropathy (avian riboflavin deficiency model); and neuroaxonal dystrophy. Dr Finnie has also published on forensic neuropathology, neurological manifestations of lysosomal storage diseases, cerebral neoplasia, retinal diseases, and a number of spontaneously-arising veterinary neurological disorders.


    Dr Finnie has lectured and supervised postgraduate (Honours, Masters and PhD) students at medical and veterinary schools and continues to provide anatomic pathology examinations for a wide range of biomedical research projects. He has also managed laboratory animal research facilities and served as an animal welfare officer and member of several university and government animal ethics committees.

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Entry last updated: Tuesday, 31 Mar 2020

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