Dr Stephen Anderson heads the animal endocrinology lab.

Researcher biography

AProf Stephen Anderson is a physiologist with expertise in endocrinology.

Stephen completed an Agriculture Science degree (University of Sydney) and then a PhD in reproductive endocrinology at Armidale (University of New England and CSIRO Animal Production). After his PhD, Stephen moved to UQ and changed focus to biomedical research. He undertook NHMRC post-doctoral research in neuroendocrinology examining the hypothalamic control of anterior pituitary hormones. Since 2000 Stephen has been a teaching and research academic in physiology at UQ, and is currently in the Faculty of Medicine. In research Stephen interests lie in the nexus between biomedical and animal science. The overall theme of Stephen's work is to better understand the physiology of animal health and disease. Some of his current projects examine northern Australian beef cattle (phosphorus deficiency and regulation of appetite), feedlot grain-fed cattle (heat stress), horses (laminitis), and cats (flea sensitivity, diabetes).

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, and Pharmacy degree programs. Stephen has taught in excess of 28,000 students at UQ. He has been the recipient of many teaching and learning awards, including an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation. Stephen has a keen interest in self-regulation of learning by students and life-long learning. For 2019 Stephen holds a UQ teaching fellowship in the Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI). Stephen is Chair Teaching and Learning in School of Biomedical Sciences.

Stephen is head of the Laboratory for Animal Endocrinology

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