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Amanda has a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biochemistry and a PhD in Medical Research from the University of Tasmania.  Her PhD focused on microvascular blood flow and insulin resistance in skeletal muscle.  After completing her PhD, Amanda has undertaken postdoctoral work examining the mechanisms underlying insulin resistance and exercise training adaptations, particularly to the mitochondria.  Her current research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which selected polyphenol compounds may ameliorate insulin resistance.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Medical Research, PhD

Research area keywords

  • insulin resistance
  • Mitochondria
  • metabolism, stress signalling, nutrition, exercise, obesity, diabetes, liver, muscle, hormones, adaptation

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