Dr Karen Patterson

Academic Status

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Health Sciences
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Karen's research encompasses autoimmunity, DNA damage and nutrigenomics as she manages dual projects at the Flinders University/Flinders Medical Centre Immunology Department investigating clinical associations of autoantibodies in scleroderma patients and at the CSIRO Nutritional Genomics and DNA Damage Diagnostic Laboratory where she is investigating DNA damage and genomic instability, also in scleroderma patients.

Since 2013 Karen has had a keen interest in facilitating interaction between researchers and the broader community including business, government and NGOs. Karen is a keen advocate for the incorporation of entrepreneurship into the training and professional development of STEMM Ph.D. students and a revised national funding scheme for STEMM research.

Qualifications
  • 2009 BMedSc
  • 2010 BSc (Hons)
Honours, awards and grants
  • 2015 Best Research Paper by a Research Higher Degree Student
  • 2015 Flinders University Overseas Travelling Fellowship
  • 2015 Dresden Technical University (Germany) International Scholarship ‘Technology Transfer in the Life Sciences’
  • 2015 SA Science Council – ECR Expert Network
  • 2015 Flinders University Academic Internship
  • 2012-2015 FMC Foundation Research PhD Scholarship
  • 2012-2015 CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive PhD Scholarship
  • 2010 Arthritis Australia/Scleroderma Australia Grant
  • 2010 First Class Honours BSc
Teaching interests

Tutor, Introductory Academic Program

Topic lecturer
FNST0101 Introduction to University Study through Academic Writing
FNST0102 Developing the Skills of Academic Literacy
FNST0103 Developing the Skills of Academic Numeracy
FNST0104 Flinders University: An Introduciton to Different Area of Study
Expert for media contact
DNA studies
Immunology
Medical research
Microbiology
Research
Science
Autoimmunity
Collaborative partnerships in STEMM
DNA Damage
Entrepreneurship in Ph.D. STEMM education
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Media expertise
  • DNA studies
  • Immunology
  • Medical research
  • Microbiology
  • Research
  • Science
Interests
  • Autoimmunity
  • Collaborative partnerships in STEMM
  • DNA Damage
  • Entrepreneurship in Ph.D. STEMM education

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