Develop new skills, build relationships and gain valuable experience that may pave the way for your postgraduate study and future career in research. The Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship program is open to continuing undergraduate students, particularly those in the later years of their bachelor degree who are interested in pursuing research studies.
Associate Professor Leonie Heilbronn and her team now have $987,047 to look into intermittent fasting as a nutritional strategy for managing obesity and its effects on metabolic health and weight in people with pre-diabetes. We talked to her about her work and what inspired it.
Associate Professor Benedetta Sallustio and her team will be working with $327,214 to develop new medications that prevent heart damage during cancer chemotherapy. We talked to her about this exciting research in the pipeline.
Associate Professor Loc Do and his team will use $1,229,852 to examine the effects of socioeconomic circumstances on child oral health conditions, which can be mediated by dietary patterns, use of fluoride and dental service.
Professor Marianne Chapman and her team have been awarded $1,233,268 to lay the groundwork for understanding the role of protein in the nutritional support of patients with critical illness, which will help them to later establish the optimum amount and type of protein to improve muscle strength, functional outcomes and survival.
Associate Professor Lisa Butler is bringing in the grants for prostate cancer.
Alice Rumbold's work is particularly focused on Aboriginal women’s health, particularly infertility and the care they receive when pregnant. After completing her PhD in 2005, Alice moved to the Northern Territory to conduct a range of projects for women in the remote communities in the area.
Zohra Lassi’s keen interest in nutrition bought her all the way from Pakistan to delve further into research, completing her PhD at the University of Adelaide where she focused on seeking out methods which could help disadvantaged communities in Australia and beyond.
Clemence Due is currently working on a range of disparate projects involving refugees, extending to dealing with the implications of parents who’ve experienced pregnancy loss in non-normative family types like single parents and lesbian couples. She also has research underway about access to primary health services for those with psychological distress, and teaches across first, second and third years of the Bachelor of Psychological Science.
Kisha Sivanathan is leading the way to develop an alternative to heavy reliance on pharmaceutical drugs post organ transplant with her intensive stem cell research. Since completing her PhD in August 2016, Kisha has not only received the WREA award for her discoveries, but also recently received her first independent project grant to extend the scope of her studies in stem cell research, immunology and transplantation.