Dr Stephen Anderson heads the animal endocrinology lab.

Researcher biography

Stephen is a physiologist with expertise in endocrinology. His laboratory research examines the hormonal control of growth, metabolism, appetite, and reproduction. He seeks to unravel how hormones regulate physiological mechanisms in healthy individuals versus those that occur in disease states.

During his academic career Stephen has taught physiology to more than 35,000 biomedical, medical and health science students. Stephen has received numerous teaching accolades and was honored with a national Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation in 2009. For the past 5 years Stephen was the Director of Teaching and Learning in School of Biomedical Sciences. In 2020, Stephen was named Academic Leader of the Year within the UQ Faculty of Medicine.

Stephen's current educational research examines how students develop capabilities during their undergraduate studies that support their future professional roles. He has a keen interest in metacognition of learning, self-regulation of learning, and lifelong learning.

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