Dr Stephen Anderson heads the animal endocrinology lab.

Researcher biography

AProf Stephen Anderson is a biomedical scientist, an expert in endocrinology.

Stephen completed an Agriculture Science degree from The University of Sydney, followed by a PhD at Armidale (University of New England and CSIRO Division of Animal Production). Whilst Stephen's initial focus was on animals, he moved to UQ and changed to biomedical human research. Stephen did a NHMRC post-doctoral project in neuroendocrinology, examining the hypothalamic control of anterior pituitary hormones, before becoming a teaching and research academic. Stephen's research interests lie in the nexus between biomedical and animal science and his research aims to better understand the physiology of health and disease. His work in across all animals: wildlife, domestic animals (livestock and pets), and biomedical animal models.

During his academic career Stephen has taught physiology into many biomedical, medical, health, animal and veterinary science courses. He currently teaches into Science, Biomedical Science, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology degree programs. At UQ Stephen has taught in excess of 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, adn been the recipient of many awards including a national teaching citation.

Stephen is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Biomedical Sciences.

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