Dr James Donkin

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Dr James Donkin


Teaching areas

  • Biomedical Science

Research areas

  • Neuropeptides in Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Lipid transporters in Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr James Donkin was awarded his Bachelor of Health Sciences degree with Honours in 2001 and completed his PhD in 2006 on the effects of the neuropeptide substance P on the outcome of traumatic brain injury in rats, both from the University of Adelaide.

From 2007 Dr Donkin worked as a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada for 5 years where he researched the role of lipid transporters in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. He has presented his research at major national and international meetings around the world and has been fortunate to be awarded several fellowship grants. During his time as a postdotoral fellow he taught in the medical program at the University of British Columbia in the area of problem based learning.

Prior to his current role, Dr Donkin has worked as a sessional tutor at USC teaching in several Biomedical courses.

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