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1986 …2023

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Dr Andrew Davies is a Lecturer within the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University. Dr Davies has considerable experience in experimental physiology with a career spanning more than 35 year. He has worked as a researcher and educator in several universities and research institutes; including the University of NSW, the University of Sydney, the Woolcock Institute and the University of Tasmania. In Sydney he worked as a senior research officer in the Australian Centre for Advanced Medical Technology (AMTeC) within the University of Sydney. There his role was developing ideas for medical devices to proof of concept stage. Projects included cardiac assist devices and equipment for clinical monitoring of sleep and breathing, which are currently undergoing clinical trials.

Since joining the staff of Monash University, Dr Davies has collaborated with research groups in the Department of Physiology, the Hudson Institute, MIPS, Federation University and the University of Adelaide. He has developed techniques and equipment for measuring respiratory function in ovine models of asthma, interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and COPD. Most recently he has been involved in international collaborations investigating inhaled therapeutics for the treatment of lung cancer, IPF and COVID-19.

Dr Davies is a passionate educator. He has taught all aspects of biomedical sciences, at all levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate, within courses in Medicine, Allied Health and Science. His specialty teaching areas are in pathophysiology, communicable diseases and exercise and sport science. He was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of NSW. At the University of Sydney, he developed two Masters programs, including the first Master of Sleep Medicine course in the World.

At Monash University he has taught advanced courses in pathophysiology and developed three undergraduate units for Allied Health Science students. In addition, he has published on pedagogical research in teaching biomedical sciences. His teaching philosophy is to instil in the students enthusiasm for the subject. By starting with known concepts, he encourages and guides the students to explore further and ultimately experience the excitement of understanding the complex.

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

Physiology, PhD, Neonatal respiratory control in rats after prenatal cocaine exposure - suggesting possible mechanisms of sudden infant death syndrome., University of Sydney

Award Date: 19 Dec 2000

Physiology, MSc, Acute effects of maternal hyperthermia on the ovine fetus.

Award Date: 6 Apr 1991

Physiology and Biochemistry, BSc(Hons), Effect of plasma lipoprotein on steroidogenesis in cultured cells of the ovine corpus luteum.

Award Date: 8 Apr 1983

Research area keywords

  • Asthma
  • Student engagement
  • Fetal Physiology
  • Respiratory pathophysiology

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