Dr Stephen Anderson heads the animal endocrinology lab.

Researcher biography

AProf Stephen Anderson is a biomedical scientist, with expertise in endocrinology (hormones).

Stephen completed an Agriculture Science degree from The University of Sydney, followed by a PhD in physiology at the University of New England. Whilst Stephen's initial focus was on animals, after his PhD he moved to biomedical 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 at UQ. Stephen's research interests lie at the nexus between biomedical and animal science. His research aims to better understand the physiology of health and disease, examining the role of the endocrine system. He works across all animals: wildlife, domestic animals (livestock and pets), and biomedical animal models.

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

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

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