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Research Fellowships Scheme

The University of Adelaide Research Fellowships Scheme has been established to retain, attract and support early-career and mid-career researchers of outstanding research calibre and potential.

Through the Scheme it is anticipated the University will invest more than $10 million over 3 years to attract and retain promising researchers and innovators. The following awardees have been recognised in the 2016 Round.

The projects being funded are in various strategic priority and high performing research areas including: cardiovascular and metabolic health and nutrition; public health; population and migration; plant breeding; defence and security; nanophotonics; geoscience; genetics and evolution; ecosystem restoration; and pure mathematics.

Three Year Fellowships
Name Faculty Project
Martin Breed 
(Early Career)
Sciences Optimizing today’s restoration for tomorrow’s challenges.

Helen Feist 
(Early Career)

Arts  The role transnational identities, dispersed family networks, and migration later in life have on the health and wellbeing, service use, and mobility patterns of older migrants in and out of Australia.
Sandra Hodge
(Mid Career)
Health Sciences ‘Steroid-sparing’ therapies for chronic inflammatory lung diseases by breaking the cycle of injury and deficient repair in the airways.
Danny Wilson (Mid Career) Sciences Characterize the secondary biological target of a dual acting antimalarial drug strategy and optimise these drugs for use in treating malaria.
Dominick Linz
(Early Career)
Health Sciences Identify mechanisms involved in the antiarrhythmic effects of treatment of sleep apnoea as well as of interventional autonomic modulation.
Deepak Dubal
(Early Career)
ECMS Hybrid nanomaterials for future generation lithium-sulphur (Li-S) batteries.

One Year Fellowships
Name Faculty Project
Abel Alejandro Santos (Mid Career) ECMS Label-free lab-on-a-chip nanophotonic sensing system for multiplexed and high-throughput detection of cancer biomarkers.
Katie Barclay 
(Mid Career)
Arts What difference does family make? The family in society, Scotland 1650-1850.
Sara Borazjani 
(Early Career)
ECMS Exact analytical solutions of non-linear hyperbolic equations for secondary hydrocarbon-migration and low-risk oil-gas exploration planning.
Pallewela Wasantha 
(Early Career)
ECMS Fluid flow behaviour through hydraulically-stimulated fractures in deep reservoirs.
Bart Eijkelkamp
(Early Career) 
Sciences Defining the role of zinc at the host-pathogen interface.
Miftar Ganija
(Early Career)
Sciences High power, continuous wave lasers.
Daniel Gregg
(Early Career) 
Professions Optimal heuristics for decision-making under uncertainty and/or complexity.
Karen Jones
(Mid Career) 
Health Sciences A program of clinical studies that will provide novel information about the prevalence and natural history of postprandial hypotension (PPH).
Zhora Lassi
(Early Career)
Health Sciences Health and nutritional practices of adolescents living in disadvantaged populations of high-income countries and those living in low- and middle-income countries.
Hannah Brown
(Early Career)
Health Understanding the impact of environmental stress on molecular adaptation and evolution in embryos: implications for livestock sustainability.
Bastien Llamas
(Mid Career)
Sciences Longer-term role of epigenetic processes in evolutionary biology, and their importance in adapting to changing environments.
Carlos Lopez
(Mid Career)
Sciences Use of epigenetic priming for crop improvement.
Marijana Markovic (Early Career) Sciences Ecotoxicology of pristine graphene and graphene nanocomposites.
Caroline Miller
(Mid Career)
Health Sciences Reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among young Australians.
Amanda Page
(Mid Career)
Health Sciences Gastric vagal afferent (GVA) satiety signalling.
Malcolm Pattinson (Early Career) Professions An adaptive control framework for information security behaviour.
Isuru Ranasinghe (Early Career)  Health Sciences Cardiovascular health outcomes in Australia.
Emma Sherratt (Early Career) Sciences Mechanisms of biological diversity using Australian elapid snakes as a model system.

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