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Professor Corinna Van Den Heuvel

Advisory Member, NRF Scientific Committee | Professor, Adelaide Medical School / Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide

Professor Corinna Van Den Heuvel

Adelaide Medical School / Medical Sciences

Prof. Corinna Van Den Heuvel completed her PhD on the response of amyloid precursor protein following traumatic brain injury (TBI) at the University of Adelaide (UofA) in 1999 and during this time was an active member of the Adelaide Head Injury Group. Following completion of her PhD she was immediately appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Pathology at the UofA in 1999.

Corinna has held numerous leadership positions within the University since this time and is currently the Interim Head of the Adelaide Medical School and the Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences Program (BHlthMedSc). Corinna is an Education Specialist and is a member of the Adelaide Education Academy and has been the recipient of teaching awards. Corinna’s contribution to higher education has been recognised internationally with her appointment in 2018 as a Senior Fellow of Advance HE. She has also been the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the Executive Dean’s Medal in 2016 and in 2018 she was the recipient of the Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Leadership, Support and enhancement of teaching practice.

She is part of the Translational Neuropathology Laboratory at the UofA and her current research focusses on traumatic brain injury. She also has successful research collaborations with Forensic Science SA and the Centre of Automative Safety Research within the UofA. Her work has been presented both nationally and internationally and published widely in internationally recognised journals and she has received over $1.6 million in category one research funding. She has supervised numerous first class Honours and PhD students to completion and mentored many HDR students who are now leading successful academic or research careers both Nationally and Internationally.

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