Andrew Hayles

Research Associate

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Andrew Hayles is a Research Associate within the Biomedical Nanoengineering Laboratory, as part of the College of Medicine and Public Health. He has expertise in microbiology, with a focus on the interactions between bacteria and antimicrobial biomaterials. Andrew's research aims to characterize these interactions and investigate how they can be manipulated to combat the threats of biofilm formation and drug resistance in bacteria. Notably, he has multiple years experience working in an industry-based project to modify titanium surfaces to develop antibacterial topography for knee and hip prostheses. This led to the successful translation of the technology to full-scale implants.


2018 - BSc (Biomedical Science) - University of Adelaide

2023 - PhD (Medical Biotechnology) - Flinders University

Honours, awards and grants
Key responsibilities
  • Leading research into antimicrobial materials and microiological interfacial science.
  • Management of the microbiology laboratory for the Biomedical Nanoengineering research group
  • Supervision of HDR students 
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Biofilm associated drug tolerance (1)
Associate supervisor: Antimicrobial treatments for periodontitis (1)