Researcher Profiles

Comprehensive researcher profiles are regularly being added to this page. Please also visit our Clinical Trial and Research Groups pages for further details on our research units and available researchers.

Featured Researchers

Professor Mark Boyd

Chair of Medicine, NALHN Research Director

Location: Lyell McEwin Hospital

Research interests: Social Determinants of Health, Pathogenesis and Clinical Management of HIV infection, Clinical Trial Design and Implementation.

Research links: University ProfileORCiD ID, ScopusGoogle Scholar


Dr Asif Chinnaratha


Location: Gastroenterology, Lyell McEwin Hospital

Research interests: Viral hepatitis, Hepatocellular carcinoma

Research links: University ProfileORCiD ID, Research Gate, Google Scholar, Scopus


Professor Gregory Crawford

Palliative Care

Location: Northern Adelaide Palliative Service, NALHN, Modbury Hospital

Research interests: Psychological aspects of end-of-life for patients, arers, clinicians, health service research, non-cancer palliative care, medical education, qualitative research methodologies.

Research links: University ProfileORCiD ID, Research Gate, Google Scholar, ScopusLinkedIn


Professor Gus Dekker

Women’s and Children’s Health

Location: Women’s and Children’s Division LMH

Research interests: Preeclampsia, preterm labour, immunology of pregnancy, thrombophilic disorders and pregnancy

Research links: ORCiD ID, Research Gate, Google Scholar, ScopusLinkedIn


A/Professor Bernd Froessler


Location: Lyell McEwin Hospital

Research interests: Iron metabolism, cardiovascular function and peri-operative and peripartum patient blood management (PBM).

Research links: University ProfileORCiD ID, ScopusGoogle ScholarResearch GateLinkedIn


Professor Cherrie Galletly


Location: Lyell McEwin Hospital

Research interests: Schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders, Medical comorbidities in people with psychiatric disorders, Health literacy and stigma, Service delivery – mental health and substance abuse services, Transcranial magnetic stimulation

Research links: University Profile, ORCiD ID, Research Gate, ScopusLinkedIn


A/Professor Andrew Kurmis

Orthopaedic Surgery

Location: Lyell McEwin Hospital

Research interests: Technology-assisted orthopaedic surgery, Pseudotumour genomics, 3-D imaging in orthopaedics, optimised perioperative pathways, orthopaedic ERAS protocols.

Research links: University Profile, ORCiD ID, Research Gate, Google Scholar, Scopus, LinkedIn


Dr Rajiv Mahajan


Location: Cardiology, Lyell McEwin Hospital

Research interests: Dr Mahajan is a heart rhythm specialist undertaking research on heart rhythm disorders, particularly atrial fibrillation. His previous work includes the demonstration of association of obesity as a risk factor for atrial fibrillation and benefits of weight reduction and risk factor management. He has ongoing projects evaluating the association of atrial fibrillation and cognitive function and biophysics project to improve radiofrequency ablation for heart rhythm disorders, in particular atrial fibrillation.

Research links: University Profile, ORCiD ID, Research Gate, Scopus


Dr Hamish Philpott


Location: Gastroenterology, Lyell McEwin Hospital

Research interests: Mucosal immunology, eosinophilic oesophagitis, oesophageal motility, gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome. Hamish has previously completed a PhD at Monash University related to eosinophilic oesophagitis, as well as subsequent post-doctoral research. He has ongoing projects related to oesophageal diseases.

Research links: University Profile, ORCiD ID, Research Gate, ScopusLinkedIn


Professor Paul Rolan

Rehabilitation/Pain Management

Location: Specialist Ambulatory Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC), Modbury

Research interests: Prof Rolan is a clinical pharmacologist, pain management physician and consultant in the development of medicines. His research interests include new treatment for pain and headache. He is also Director of Innovation at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide and Director of the University of Adelaide Clinical Research Facility.

Research links: University Profile, ORCiD IDResearch Gate, Google ScholarScopusLinkedIn


Professor Rajvinder Singh


Location: Director of Gastroenterology, Lyell McEwin Hospital and Modbury Hospital

Research interests: Early gastrointestinal (GI) cancer detection and endoscopic treatment, Novel Endoscopic Diagnostic strategies, Novel Endoscopic Resection strategies, Barrett’s Oesophagus, Early Gastric Cancer, Colon polyps, Colon Cancer, Endoscopic Resection, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, ERCP

Research links: University Profile, ORCiD ID, ScopusLinkedIn


Dr Derrick Cheng Tai Tee


Location:Lyell McEwin Hospital

Research interests: Luminal Gastroenterology; Inflammatory Bowel disease; Endoscopic Ultrasound; Nutrition. Dr Tee has a clinical interest in all aspects of Gastroenterology and has extensive experience in endoscopy.

Research links: Research GateScopus