COVID-19 Local Expert Database

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  • Health impacts

    Name Expertise Overview of expertise in relation to COVID-19
    Dr Branka Grubor-Bauk Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Vaccine development (DNA and vectored vaccines); immunological assays: assessment of immune responses to vaccines and viral infections in small animal models and clinical PBMC samples. Assessment of viral loads in animal models of infection. Particular emphasis on evaluation of T cell responses to vaccination and infection to develop vaccines, antigens, serology and T cell assays to detect responses to infection and/or vaccination in humans and animal models.

    Professor Helen Marshall Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 

    Clinician researcher and Medical Director of the Vaccinology and Immunology Research Trials Unit, Women’s and Children’s hospital; clinical vaccine trials (especially paediatric), epidemiology of infectious diseases, clinical trials and population studies, social epidemiology. Trialling of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in any age group, especially children and/ or protocol development for clinical vaccine trials.

    Professor Sandra Hodge

    Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


    Heads Chronic Inflammatory Lung Disease Research at the University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital. Identified pulmonary macrophage dysfunction and its inflammatory consequences in chronic lung diseases. Currently co-investigator on The Australasian COVID-19 Trial (ASCOT) and a study of macrophage phenotype and pulmonary illness severity in infected neonates and young people with COVID 19.

    Professor Tracy Merlin School of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Director at Adelaide Health Technology Assessment, Clinical epidemiologist and member of Go8 COVID-19 working groups providing advice to the CMO and Health Minister. Specific expertise in health technology assessment i.e. determining the safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of drugs, vaccines, diagnostic tests, health programs, digital technologies, medical/surgical procedures. This informs regulatory and reimbursement decision-making by government through the TGA, ATAGI, PBAC and MSAC.

    Associate Professor Kapil Chousalkar

    School of Animal and Veterinary Science, Faculty of Sciences Expert in Infectious Bronchitis Virus (avian coronavirus) and the pathogenesis of the Infectious Bronchitis Virus. Developed a cost-effective rapid diagnostic test for the detection of Infectious Bronchitis Virus from environmental samples. Investigated the efficacy of Infectious Bronchitis Virus vaccines (live attenuated) against homologous and heterologous strains of Infectious Bronchitis Virus.

    Dr Adriana Milazzo

    School of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Infectious disease epidemiologist with expertise and research in surveillance, disease control and data analysis.

    Associate Professor Michael Beard

    School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences 

    Head of the Viral Pathogenesis Research Laboratory (VPRL) that focuses on the development of model systems to study complex cellular virus interactions to develop novel therapeutic strategies. Interested in innate immune responses to viral infection and the host antiviral response through the expression of interferon stimulated genes (ISGs).

    Dr Katharina Richter

    Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences ​​​​​​

    Pharmacist, PhD in medicine/applied microbiology developing new treatments against infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, viruses, fungi. Internationally linked Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, Denmark, Australia and Belgium.

    Professor Mark Hutchinson
     

    Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), specialty with brain, spinal cord, drugs of dependence and the negative side effects of pain treatments. Leads new approaches to measure nano-scale dynamic phenomena in living systems and allow minimally invasive real-time visualisations.

    Dr Nicholas Eyre

    School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences

    Virus-host interactions and viral genome replication for (+)RNA viruses (hepatitis C, dengue, Zika virus), applying novel reporter virus tools, sensitive and minimally invasive high-resolution imaging techniques and targeted and random manipulation of viral genomes. Identification of viral proteins features and essential virus-host interactions will identify targets for better antiviral drugs. 

    Professor Simon Barry
     

    Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Leads Molecular Immunology group with an interest in understanding the cell and molecular basis for immune tolerance, and immunological memory. Using immunophenotyping and genomics to understand the contribution and function of several immune cells to a healthy immune response and this is helpful for then comparing with clinical situations where that is not happening, such as in uncontrolled infection or autoimmune disease.

    Professor Peng Bi

    School of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Infectious disease epidemiology, climate change and population health, public health emergency response.

    Professor Zoe Jordan

    School of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Director of the Joanna Briggs Institute. Research/evidence synthesis (of a broad range of research - i.e. quantitative, qualitative) and translation/implementation at the point of care. Research fields include changing behaviour, global health, health services, and more. 

    Dr Anne-Lise Chaber

    School of Animal and Veterinary Science, Faculty of Sciences

    Front line during MERS-corona investigation in the United Arab Emirates. Field epidemiology and epidemiological investigation looking at the epidemiological role of animals in the maintenance and transmissions of pathogens. Investigation of zoonotic diseases' outbreaks. Disease detection and management at the animal-human interface.

    Dr Deborah van Gaans

    School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts ​​​​​​

    Spatial scientist using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to identify inequity in service accessibility to improve the quality of life for the disadvantaged. Captures the complexity and multi-dimensional nature of defining and measuring accessibility to services. Her work  shows how  theories can be developed into a practical model for measuring accessibility, in partnership with health service providers, state and federal government, and community.

    Associate Professor Lynne Giles

    School of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Biostatistician; Chair of Accreditation Committee of Statistical Society of Australia; Significant experience in cohort study design and analysis in public health investigations.

    Associate Professor Zachary Munn


    School of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Advocate for evidence-based healthcare and for ensuring patients receive the best care possible based on the best available evidence. Director of the Transfer Science program of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) and a systematic review and guideline development methodologist.

    Dr David Gonzalez-Chica

    Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Medical doctor and paediatrician (major in infectious and parasitic diseases), senior epidemiologist with international experience in the design, implementation and analysis of quantitative studies (cohorts, cross-sectional studies, randomized controlled trials).

    Dr Drew Carter

    School of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Moral philosopher and health policy researcher at the interface of ethics and health economics especially on questions of resource allocation. Improving the thinking that informs decisions made by health care practitioners and policy makers, especially where public input can improve the content and legitimacy of health policy.

    Professor Guy Maddern

    Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Head of Discipline of Surgery, University of Adelaide; Director of Research at the Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Surgical Director, Research and Evaluation (incorporating ASERNIP-S), Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. As a surgeon, surgical researcher, teacher and administrator, ensures patient care and student teaching are optimally coordinated. Numerous multi-disciplinary  collaborators within Australia and internationally, and pharmaceutical/medtech partners.

    Associate Professor Anna Ma-Wyatt

    School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    I study human vision, and how it is used to guide goal directed movements as people interact with their environments. I also work on topics around human-autonomy teaming and human factors.

    Professor Gary Wittert

    Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Developing effective health and social services responses in the medium term; and designing future pandemic response plans, including understanding of health impacts, and design, content and appropriate targeting of messaging. COVID-19 public health strategy insight from existing biomedical, prospective, large population-based cohorts with multidisciplinary data (physical, mental and social determinants of health) data to inform both pre and post COVID-19 insights.

    Professor Dr Alexander McFarlane, AO

    Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Disaster management and traumatic stress; extensive research programs in epidemiology and neurobiology. Senior advisor in psychiatry to DVA assisting the support of veterans community through the COVID 19 epidemic. Advising NSW and SA Governments COVID 19 epidemic recovery plans.

    Professor Lyle Palmer

    School of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Multidisciplinary application of genetic, clinical epidemiological, molecular and statistical methods to complex human diseases, and theoretical development of novel statistical methods and software. Current research focus is on machine learning applied to clinical tasks, whole-of-population and other large linked datasets, and on clinical and genetic epidemiology.

    Professor Gillian Harvey

    Adelaide Nursing School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Research expertise is in the field of knowledge translation and implementing research evidence into policy and practice through enabling clinical and organisational behaviour change.

    Dr Janet Kelly

    Adelaide Nursing School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    I am a non-Indigenous nurse researcher with extensive experience working collaboratively, bringing together Aboriginal patients, family and community members, and health care and support services. Our work focuses on responsive co-design and re-design of services, roles and resources. Specific focus on identifying barriers and enablers to care and improving Indigenous health care journeys for and with Indigenous peoples.

    Professor Richard Logan

    Adelaide Dental School, Faculty of Health and Medical Science

    Dean and Head of the Adelaide Dental School. Developed dental infection control guidelines for previous SARS outbreak in 2003 (http://hdl.handle.net/2440/3971). Previous involvement with clinical management of medically compromised patients in the dental setting including extensive experience in dental infection control.

    Associate Professor Lyndsey Collins-Praino

    Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Science

    I am a behavioural neuroscientist with a particular expertise in understanding the neural correlates of behavioural change in healthy ageing and neurodegenerative disease. I am interested in the long-term neurological consequences of COVID-19 for survivors of the virus.

    Associate Professor Robert Ali

    Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Public health physician and specialist. Leading a team to scale up screening for substance use disorders (including alcohol) and responding in general health and welfare settings including Primary Health Care. Past clinical director of Drug & Alcohol Services South Australia,  Director of a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research into the Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Problems, member of national Advisory Councils and Cochrane Group editorial boards.

    Associate Professor Carolyn Semmler

    School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    I research vaccine hesitancy in health care workers and the decision making implications of the 'No Jab; No Pay ' policy on parents decision making in the vaccination of children. I also understand the influence of bias and stereotypes in medical and legal decision making, using cognitive computational models to predict the development of psychological ill health after exposure to online content.

    Professor Dino Pisaniello

    School of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 

    Director of Adelaide Exposure Science and Health, University of Adelaide Skin and surface contamination research (risk assessment, decontamination etc.) Exposure science, occupational and environmental hygiene, airborne hazard control, and personal protective equipment.

    Associate Professor Craig Lockwood

    School of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Evidence Summaries and Brief answers to clinical knowledge needs based on evaluation of secondary research (systematic reviews, meta analysis etc). Expertise in knowledge translation and dissemination of evidence to point of care in hospitals and health services, including nursing and aged care.

    Dr Carla Bernardo

    Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Science

    Director of Adelaide Exposure Science and Health, University of Adelaide Skin and surface contamination research (risk assessment, decontamination etc.) Exposure science Occupational and environmental hygiene Airborne hazard control Personal protective equipment.

    Dr Lewis Mitchell

    School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

    Mathematical modelling; data science; online social media; social distancing; human mobility; contact tracing.

    Dr Rachel Stephens

    School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Human reasoning and decision making, psychology and behavioural science.

    Dr Sneha Sethi

    Adelaide Dental School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Oral Pathologist currently working as a part of the Indigenous Oral Health Unit in Adelaide, and dealing with the disease burden of Human Papillomavirus in the Indigenous Population of Australia. I have also developed a keen propensity in alleviating the oral health problems in Indigenous populations.

    Associate Professor Farhid Hemmatzadeh
     

    School of Animal and Veterinary Science, Faculty of Sciences

    Virologist with over 20 years’ experience in the field of  viral diseases including paramyxoviruses, herpesviruses, pestiviruses, retroviruses, parvoviruses and influenza viruses. Involved in development and assessment of diagnostic tests and the vaccination strategies for avian influenza.

    Dr Olena Kravchuk

    Applied Statistics, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, Faculty of Sciences

    Experimental design and analysis in application to agriculture, food and health experiment and medical animal trials. Have many years of experience in organising and leading a multi-skilled group of statisticians to deliver targeted results. Higher education in statistical and research methods.

    Professor Simon Koblar

    Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Stroke Molecular Neurobiology Genetics of Stroke Stem Cell biology.

    Ms Josephine Perry

    Adelaide Nursing School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Clinical risk management, Perioperative nursing, Tertiary education. Support for designing upskill education for nurses to meet the need of addressing increased loading on surgical services after the prolonged cancellation of elective surgery.

    Ms Aimee Brownbill

    School of Public Health
    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 

    PhD candidate with The University of Adelaide School of Public Health and SAHMRI Health Policy Centre, supervised by Professor Caroline Miller and Professor Annette Braunack-Mayer. Aimee is an active member of the Australian public health community. She is currently on the Board of the Public Health Association of Australia and the South Australian Branch’s Executive Committee.

    Professor Nigel Stocks
       
    Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Science  Understanding changes to preventative care, chronic disease monitoring, diagnosis and management activities in Australian general practice as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Professor Antonion Ferrante
       

    Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Science  Head of Immunopathology at WCH, leads NATA accredited laboratory for cytokine measurements and validation. Expertise regarding IL-1, IL-6 and TNF-alpha in conjunction with CRP in COVID-19 patients and how this leads to ‘cytokine storm’ in severity of the disease.  
    Associate Professor Marianne Chapman Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Science Senior Staff Specialist, Intensive Care RAH, local lead on the Short PeRiod IncideNce sTudy of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SPRINT-SARI) and the Randomised, Embedded, Multi-factorial, Adaptive Platform Trial for Community-Acquired Pneumonia (REMAP-CAP) clinical studies.  
    Professor Caroline Miller Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Science Lead of the SAHMRI-based Health Policy Centre, collaborating with the Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health and Health Translation SA to gather and assess the best evidence in response to a variety of questions about COVID-19.
    Professor Andrew Somogyi Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Science Expertise in all aspects of  drug development especially the transition from basic pharmacology to clinical drug design with biomarker assessment. This is particularly relevant when dealing with the myriad of drug repurposing trials for Covid-19, many of which will fail with potential patient harm.
    Dr Mohammad Alsharifi School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences Immunologist and  Infectious Diseases expert. Author of many papers describing important concepts related to type-I interferon responses following an acute primary viral infection and the increased risk to a more severe secondary viral and/or bacterial infection. Investigated single vaccine for influenza and pneumonia and gamma-ray inactivation of pathogens for vaccine purposes.                                                                
     
    Associate Professor Milton McAllister School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Sciences Investigates protozoal diseases of animals and people, developing a molecular technique to control gene expression in protozoal pathogens envisaged to become a new technology for attenuating organisms used in vaccines.
    Dr Andrew Black School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Developing inference methods to assist pandemic preparedness, co-author of the Covid-19 Modelling Papers released by the Doherty Institute that have been utilised by the Commonwealth Government in the public health response to COVID-19.
    Associate Professor Stephen Zhang Adelaide Business School, Faculty of the Professions COVID-19 disrupts life and work, causing mental health issues. Stephen’s research identifies unique risk factors of mental disorders not only from individuals’ demographics but also their work situations (working from home; attending to workplace; work suspended; unemployed), types of jobs, lifestyles, working arrangements. Identifying vulnerable groups enables prioritization of strained mental health services.
  • Social and cultural impacts

    Name Expertise Overview of expertise in relation to COVID-19

    Associate Professor Mathew White

    School of Education, Faculty of Arts

    Leading change, positive education, strategic planning in education and wellbeing education. Particular interest in how leaders establish school cultures to enable both positive learning and wellbeing environments. Recent work explores applications of positive psychology in education.

    Dr Walter Barbieri

    School of Education, Faculty of Arts 

    The impact of COVID-19 - related physical distancing measures on online learning engagement rates at tertiary education.

    Professor Anna Chur-Hansen


    School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Registered Health Psychologist with PhD in Medical Education, focused on best practice education for health professionals; food and eating; sex and relationships; physical pain; and death and dying. Also interested in companion animals and their impact on human health (psychological, social and physical), using biopsychosociocultural frameworks, and qualitative methods (as well as quantitative and mixed methods).

    Dr Clemence Due
     

    School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Mental health and wellbeing for people with migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds and cultural and linguistically diverse populations. Resettlement stressors - greatly increased due to COVID-19, and impacts of social isolation, separation from family, poverty, unemployment and overcrowded housing. I have particular expertise for grief and loss where COVID-19 has significant impact.

    Professor Paul Delfabbro

    School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Behavioural addictions, applied cognitive psychology and social psychology. COVID-19 crisis expertise include the effects of social-isolation and the closure of gambling venues on increases in online gambling and reductions is land-based gambling behaviour. Understands psychological basis of conspiracy beliefs and conspiracies relating to the current COVID-19 crisis.

    Dr Antony Eagle

    School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts 

    Philosopher with relevant expertise in decision theory (choice under risk and uncertainty, rational choice theory) and philosophy of science (scientific knowledge, the nature of probability, statistical inference, evidence-based medicine).

    Dr Susan Hemer

    School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts 

    Medical & psychological anthropologist with extensive experience in Papua New Guinea on issues including death & cultural aspects of grief. Particular focus on infectious conditions such as Tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria, and issues such as maternal health, family planning and mental health. Also socio-cultural aspects of health care and illness, access to health care as shaped by culture, socio-economic status and gender. 

    Dr Jasmin Packer

    School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences

    Design thinker with professional experience in tourism/innovation/hospitality as founder of SA Tourism 2019 Finalist 'Hideyhole' ethical enterprise, and previous background in community development/social work with children and young people in juvenile justice, guardianship of the minister, and remote indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

    Associate Professor Bernadette Richards       Adelaide Law School, Faculty of the Professions COVID-relevant expertise is in the intersection between ethics, healthcare and the law. Member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee and strong expertise in health governance, resource allocation, healthcare decision-making and data protection.
    Dr Megan Moskos
        
    Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre, Faculty of the Professions Social inclusion and the barriers to workforce participation among marginalised and disadvantaged groups such as Indigenous people and communities, people with disability, and the long term unemployed. Extensive experience in undertaking policy related research evaluating policies, and collecting difficult qualitative and quantitative data. Examination of the care sectors (aged, disability and child care) with a particular focus on workforce issues.
    Dr Linda Isherwood
       
    Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre, Faculty of the Professions   With a background in Social Work, and experience in working together with other disciplines, esp. Economics and Sociology, my  research interests are in the aged care, disability and health care sectors with a particular emphasis on workforce issues and program evaluation. Also experienced at conducting research with disadvantaged groups including people with disability and people of CALD backgrounds.
    Dr Lyrian Daniel School of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Research Fellow in the Housing and Healthy Cities Research Group, bridging the architectural science and housing disciplines. Research focusses on the impacts of multiple forms of housing disadvantage, and has examined the under recognised problem of cold housing – and the associated risks to health and wellbeing.
    Professor Emma Baker School of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Developed the COVID-19 Rapid Rental Insights Module to understand how residents in the Australian rental market have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent economic and social lockdown, has rapidly changed our housing system: the way we use our homes, our ability to afford them, and the role of government safety nets.
    Dr Mark Kohler School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Lead researcher on national project to deliver an educational resource kit to up to 4000 primary schools across Australia that will facilitate environmentally focussed learning activities in children. Monitoring changes in child mental wellbeing, school engagement and attitudes towards nature as a result of the program.
  • Economic impacts

    Name Expertise Overview of expertise in relation to COVID-19

    Associate Professor Chris Graves

     

    Adelaide Business School, Faculty of the Professions 

    Longitudinal study of the effect of COVID-19 on family-controlled enterprises from around the world, including USA, Italy, Germany, Argentina and Australia. This will identify best practices to contend with  challenges posed by COVID-19 – and informing family business leaders and policy-makers to deploy new strategies and policies. 

    Professor Paul Steffens

    Adelaide Business School, Faculty of the Professions 

    Measuring and modelling entrepreneurship and firm growth. Relevant for measuring and modelling entrepreneurial economic and employment impact of COVID-19. Business response to COVID-19: coping, disengagement, adapting, necessity entrepreneurship, crisis entrepreneurship, startups and economic recovery. Diffusion modelling.

    Associate Professor Firmin Doko Tchatoka School of Economics, Faculty of the Professions Econometric Analaysis of crossection data; time series analysis; policy evaluation; network analysis; Big data; Financial econometrics; Housing market.
    Dr Virginie Masson School of Economics, Faculty of the Professions  Social Networks, Strategic decision making, policy evaluation.
    Dr Terence Cheng School of Economics, Faculty of the Professions Health economist at the School of Economics with expertise in economic policy design and evaluation, especially on the impact Covid-19 has on economic and cognitive well-being.
    Professor Ralph-Christopher Bayer Director of AdLab, School of Economics, Faculty of the Professions Individual social behaviour choices in pandemics, in socially optimal individual activity during a pandemic and in distributional impacts of restrictions on social behaviour in a pandemic.
    Emeritus Professor Kym Anderson School of Economics, Faculty of the Professions Using our model of global beverage markets to project what COVID-19 is doing to those markets in 2020 and beyond, and drawing out implications for the Australian wine industry.
    Professor Carolin Plewa  Adelaide Business School, Faculty of the Professions Extensive expertise in university-industry engagement, including how such engagement can enhance organisational performance and facilitate economic recovery. Expertise also on customer engagement and market shaping, supporting firms in proactively adapting and forming their markets, often in collaboration with other market actors
    Professor Giulio Zanella School of Economics, Faculty of the Professions Evaluation of the labour market impact of COVID-19 policies.
    Dr Alexandra Peralta Centre for Global Food and Resources, Faculty of the Professions Expertise in conducting impact assessment and capacity to evaluate different impacts of COVID-19 in Australia and other countries in the region.
    Professor Kostas Mavromaras Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre, Faculty of the Professions Labour market impacts of COVID-19, skill shortages and surpluses, unemployment; impact on people with disability and the way the NDIS provisions are delivered post-COVID-19; impact on Indigenous people and communities; the evaluation of relevant policies, especially phased opening up of the economy; the collection and integration of difficult qualitative and survey data; the Aged Care sector and its workforces.
    Associate Professor Stephane Mahuteau Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre, Faculty of the Professions Economic modelling, evaluation of national policies such as the NDIS and the Cashless Debit card, and, complex survey data design and collection. I apply these research skills to issues related to disadvantaged groups, people with disability, specialised workforces, labour market issues and skills, especially relevant under COVID-19 pandemic circumstances.
    Ms Alison Goode Faculty of the Professions Politics and Public Health, specialist in survey design and methodology.
  • Tech solutions

    Name Expertise Overview of expertise in relation to COVID-19

    Dr Sebastian Baltes

    School of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences 

    My research is in the area of empirical software engineering. We are currently conducting a large-scale study investigating the impact of COVID-19 on software development, in particular software developers who are forced to work from home.

    Professor Bruce Northcote

     

    Chief Security Officer, Director, Teletraffic Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

    Modelling and analysis of complex systems - usually communications systems, but methodology extends to logistics and optimisation of processes. Establishment and operation of secure communications systems for Telehealth (previously used for psychological evaluations of SAS soldiers).

    Associate Professor Claudia Szabo

    Director of Digital Technologies, School of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

    My expertise is in the area of modeling and simulation, and in particular in the modeling and analysis of complex systems, including urban growth, agent-based simulation, and verification and validation.

    Professor Dusan Losic

    School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

    COVID 19 expertise across drug delivery, antimicrobial and antiviral surfaces, membranes and adsorbents for removal environmental pollutants, sensing devices (chemo-resistive, electrochemical and optical) for biomarkers, cells, gases, heavy metals etc and tissue engineering (materials aspect: bionks, implants). N95 disposable mask improvement with pre-filtering unit to eliminate coronavirus. Non-invasive breath detection of coronavirus biomarkers and smart phone for personal detection.

    Associate Professor Damith Ranasinghe

    School of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

    The Internet of Things - focused on technologies for aging well, machine learning and constructing models to solve real world problem and computer security. My research is inherently multi-disciplinary and I have a strong focus on looking at innovative solutions to problems we face in the area such as population ageing, conservation, and computer security.

    Professor Gustavo Carneiro

    School of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Science

    Application of computer vision and machine learning techniques, with particular emphasis on medical image analysis problems.

    Professor Anton van den Hengel

    The Australian Institute for Machine Learning, School of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Science

    Professor in the School of Computer Science, Director of the Australian Centre for Visual Technologies, and a Program Leader in The Data to Decisions (D2D) CRC. Research areas include Computer Vision,  Parameter Estimation, Machine Learning, Video Surveillance and Interactive Image-based Modelling. Discoveries come through the application of fundamental mathematics to problems of practical impact.

    Associate Processor David Parsons  Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Science Head of the Cystic Fibrosis Airway Research Group, working closely with 4Dx and SAHMRI to rapidly develop and test new ventilator technology able to be built from readily-available food-grade parts at low cost and in high volumes.