» Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children
SAHMRI Fellow Dr Jacqueline Miller from our discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics plays a critical role in driving research and policy that will optimise nutritional intake in premature infants and implement human milk banking in South Australia.
Dr Miller sits on a cross jurisdictional advisory committee representing the two South Australian hospitals involved (Women’s and Children Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre) to guide the establishment of a human milk bank in South Australia and to further research in this area. The Australian Red Cross is currently undertaking a pilot project on providing human milk to neonatal units nationally.
» Infection and Immunity
The Infection and Immunity Theme is co-located at SAHMRI and at the School of Medicine in Flinders University. Flinders University Associate Professor Geraint Rogers has been appointed by SAHMRI to lead microbiome research within the Infection & Immunity theme, running a research laboratory at Flinders Medical School.
» Mind and Brain
Professor Julio Licinio, Strategic Professor of Psychiatry at Flinders University has been appointed Theme Leader of Mind and Brain and Deputy Director for Translational Medicine at SAHMRI. Working with wife and collaborator of 27 years, Professor Ma-Li Wong, also a Strategic Professor of Psychiatry at Flinders, they plan to continue to do exceptional research in mind – brain in order to improve the lives of South Australians.
Find out more about our research in depression, anxiety, stress or chronic fatigue.
» Nutrition and Metabolism
The involvement of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in the SAHMRI Nutrition and Metabolism Theme is exciting for Flinders given our expertise in nutrition and dietetics.
SAHMRI will work in collaboration with the CSIRO Nutrition Division/Preventative Health Flagship, the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and will also have a strong link to Waite agriculture and plant research. This opens up opportunities for enhanced research strengths for Flinders in areas including health promotion, nutrition and cancer, food security and meeting the nutritional requirements of the older population.