Flinders Clinical and Molecular Medicine is a highly active research and teaching Academic unit in the School of Medicine linking 12 key health and medical disciplines.

We are academics, clinicians, scientists and medical professionals who work together for inspiration in finding new preventions and cures for major health issues.

In addition to a range of individual and multidisciplinary research programs, The Academic unit partners have key roles in three of the university’s major centres of research:

 

Cancer Prevention and Control

Reducing the impact of cancer by translating cutting-edge research into clinical practice is the core focus of the Flinders Centre for Cancer Prevention and Control (FCCPC).

 

 

Eye and vision research

Improving long-term outcomes for patients with blinding eye conditions is the principle aim of the research program of the multidisciplinary Flinders Centre for Ophthalmology, Eye and Vision Research.

 

 

Physical Activity and Nutrition Observatory: Research And Monitoring Alliance (PANORAMA)

The Physical Activity and Nutrition Observatory: Research And Monitoring Alliance "PANORAMA", will build SA Health capacity to support good nutrition and adequate physical activity.  It will be a unique hub of expertise in research, population health monitoring and evaluation, focussing upon healthy weight and its wider determinants.  The Centre will monitor progress of Eat Well Be Active programs and policies, research and evaluate what is working and help SA Health to turn this information into practical programs and policies.  PANORAMA.

 


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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gastroenterology.hepatology

Phone:  +61 8 8204 4964

Projects include a central role in a global trial of a new treatment for acute diarrhoeal illness in young children. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the research is tackling one of the major causes of infant death worldwide.

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Haematology & Genetic Pathology

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dianne.luke@flinders.edu.au

Phone: +61 8 8204 4431

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Key focus areas are molecular medicine and molecular genetics, particularly involving leukaemia and DNA genome repairs. The department has two main roles – diagnostic and university-based research – with an impressive record in supporting PhD students.
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Medical Oncology

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oncology.secretary@health.sa.gov.au

Phone: +61 08 8204 8997

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A leading site for clinical trials investigating new cancer treatments. Trials for breast cancer, metastatic melanoma, pancreas, lung, colon, oesophageal cancer and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma are underway. Psycho-oncology is another key focus, with the development of cancer survivorship programs, examining the psycho-social aspects of cancer and investigating the effects of treatments such as 'chemo-brain'.

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Nutrition and Dietetics

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nutrition.dietetics@flinders.edu.au

Phone: +61 8 8204 4715

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A key national hub for teaching and research in this increasingly important area of health. Collaborative research programs span major community issues from obesity and childhood nutrition to healthy ageing, nutritional validation and school canteens.
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Neonatology

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Sue.Jellings@health.sa.gov.au

Phone: +61 8 8204 4595

The Flinders team has accumulated a massive amount of data over the past 25 years on the educational, behavourial and health outcomes of children born prematurely. Other interests include cardiac function of pre-term babies and exciting new research involving the link between thermo regulation, nutrition and growth.
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Ophthalmology

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Ophthalmology@fmc.sa.gov.au

Phone: +61 8 8204 4624

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A major centre of research and teaching into common, blinding eye conditions, the ophthalmology team also runs clinics in suburban, rural and remote out-reach areas.
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Optometry

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mandy.ng@flinders.edu.au

Phone: +61 8 8204 3035

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A new department in The Academic unit aimed at building knowledge in areas such as the complex link between optics and vision and world-leading research into the impact of vision loss on quality of life.
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Paediatrics and Child Health

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april.ellis@health.sa.gov.au

Phone: +61 8 8204 4669

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In addition to extensive clinical services, the department is a key research node for world-leading research into polyunsaturated fatty acids in child development. Other main research areas include the ability of diabetic children to count carbohydrates and links between hygiene and asthma.
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Pathology

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Renal

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jonathan.gleadle@health.sa.gov.au

Phone: +61 8 8204 6681

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A cross-section of clinical and basic science research linked into the clinical activities of Flinders Medical Centre. Projects include haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, transplantation and general nephrology.
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Surgery

Most surgery specialities are represented at the Flinders Department of Surgery which has a major focus on translational research. The department has one of the strongest combinations of clinical and laboratory research in Australia with opportunities for both medical and science PhD students.
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