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Doctor Patricia Lesley Mottram

Background

After qualifying as a microbiologist with a special interest in herbs, botany and plant pathology, Patricia worked in microbiology, vaccines and human immunology at laboratories in Australia, the United Kingsdom and USA. She specialised in immunology research developing new drugs to treat organ transplant rejection, chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases (diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis).

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medical Biology from the University of Melbourne, Patricia has taught medicinal and biomedical science students at both Melbourne and Monash Universities. Currently her focus is project management including the collation and archiving of clinical and experimental data.

In addition to her scientific work Patricia teaches yoga, is a Reiki Master/teacher, a qualified practitioner of Western herbal medicine, and an Ayurvedic therapist. While she has great respect for and knowledge of Western science and medicine Patricia also believes that a more holistic approach to health will bring added benefits, and make Western medicine even more effective.

Appointments

  • 2007-present: Senior Research Fellow & Research Project Manager, Burnet Institute for Medical Research, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 2006-present: Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Immunology, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
  • 2001-present: Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 2001-2006: Senior Research Fellow & Research Project Manager, Austin Research Institute, Austin Hospital, Victoria, Australia
  • 1999-2000: National Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 1989-98: Lecturer/Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 1995-96: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, USA
  • 1983-88: Senior Technical Officer and Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 1977-82: Graduate Research Assistant and PhD student, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, Victoria, Australia
  • 1975-76: Graduate Research Assistant, Nuffield Department of Surgery, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Qualifications

  • 2010: Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Herbal Medicine), University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia
  • 2000: Postgraduate Diploma of Education, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 2000: Project Management Course, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Victoria, Australia
  • 1985: Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Biology/Immunology), University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 1975: BASc (Biology), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

Awards

  • 2003: Nancy Prendergast Fellowship
  • 2000: TSANZ Senior Investigators Award
  • 1999: TSANZ Senior Investigators Award
  • 1998: National Heart Foundation Fellowship
  • 1995-1996: University of Melbourne Special Studies Project Award
  • 1995: Janssen-Cilag Travelling Fellowship of the TSANZ
  • 1994: National Heart Foundation Travel Award
  • 1992: National Heart Foundation Travel Award
  • 1991: TSANZ Young Investigators Award
  • 1990: International Transplantation Society Travel Award
  • 1989: TSANZ President’s Prize

Publications (26)

2012 (1)

2010 (1)

2009 (1)

2008 (1)

2007 (1)

2006 (4)

2005 (3)

2004 (3)

2003 (3)

2002 (2)

1997 (1)

1996 (1)

1995 (2)

1993 (2)

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Contact Details

Telephone

+61392822122

Mobile

+61419221956

Email

patricia.mottram@burnet.edu.au