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Professor Hugh Dunstan

Head of School

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Biological Sciences)

Career Summary

Biography

Hugh has developed extensive expertise in cell and molecular profiling technologies based on metabolomics for the measurement of metabolites in cell systems including bacteria as well as mammalian tissues and fluids. The analytical approaches have been developed over the last 25 years and have primarily focused on gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The approaches have extended our capacity to undertake complex organic analyses to determine the impacts of environmental parameters on metabolism and health. Over the last 25 years, a cell and molecular profiling laboratory has been established for the Metabolic Research Group, which is specifically configured for biological research and contains two GC-MS units and two gas chromatographs (FID and ECD) with associated reference databases for metabolite identification. This represents a valuable facility for studying the impact of environmental factors on metabolism across two major areas of research focus: 

1. Investigating how pathogenic bacteria respond to subtle changes in the environment in the human wound site. Studies have revealed that staphylococci display remarkable capacities to continually adjust to small changes in pH, temperature and salt by altering membrane composition and cytoplasmic homeostasis.

a)    The responses to these stressors appear to modulate the bacterial phenotypes to the extent where highly resistant forms can be generated under certain conditions which could provide a basis to understanding multi-drug resistance in chronic infections.

b)    The multivariate models of research have also provided some insight as to how pathogens can exist long term within the host via intracellular invasion mechanisms or the formation of biofilms on prosthetic implants.

2. Investigating anomalies in metabolic homeostasis associated with fatigue.  Measurements of key nutrients lost during via sweat and urine have indicated that these avenues of loss can have adverse impacts on muscle stores of proteins. Investigations have utilised 3 models for investigation;

a)    athletes undertaking defined exercise regimes under tightly controlled environmental conditions;

b)    cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment; and

c)    horses undergoing defined training regimes.

The studies provided evidence that when supplementation is undertaken to provide key nutrients identified as components lost via sweat and urination, there were notable improvements in fatigue and recovery from exercise. In addition, it was found that not all people (or horses), have the same requirements.  

The research capacity of this specialised unit has led to numerous multidisciplinary research collaborations with medical specialists and environmental scientists which have all resulted in associated peer review publications. This work could not be carried out by either partner on their own, but together the associations represented truly functional multidisciplinary investigations. The specialised laboratory has made an excellent learning environment for PhD students to learn state-of-the art techniques in metabolomics and develop professional skills in experimental design, quality control and data processing skills. A major outcome has been the development of skills in multivariate analyses required for metabolomics and similar approaches to measuring complex cellular responses.

Research Expertise
The primary research focus for RHD has been to use organic and elemental analyses to investigate changes in biochemical homeostasis. The technology platform has facilitated several successful multidisciplinary collaborations which have resulted in publications spanning the fields of ecotoxicology, biotechnology, metabolism and disease research. The research activities fall under 3 types: (1) Basic research: method development has been a critical component and has included the investigation of how the changing environment influences metabolic homeostasis in staphylococcal species.

Areas of expertise include: a. Multifactorial experimental design b. Extractions of cells and the surrounding medium for the analyses of fatty acids, organic acids, amino acids and sugars. c. Analyses by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry and gas chromatography – flame ionisation detection. (2) Clinical research: collaborations have been made with clinicians to investigate potential anomalies in biochemical homeostasis associated with persistent fatigue. Three research models have been developed: a. The investigation of non-fatigued patients undergoing radiotherapy for cancer where 30-40% end up with significant fatigue post treatment. This give insight to the changes in homeostasis associated with the onset of fatigue. b. The investigation of fatigue generated by athletes under defined exercise regimes and climate conditions to assess the nutrient losses and catabolic responses related to muscle fatigue. c. The investigation of race horses with highly defined training regimes and diets to assess nutrient losses via sweating and the efficacy of amino acid supplementation to reduce demand on catabolism in the muscles. These 2 areas of research activities have considerable overlap and have facilitated new approaches to metabolic research by developing a capacity for multivariate analyses of complex biochemical and microbial datasets.

Teaching Expertise
Hugh has taught first year Biology, second year biochemistry and third year Microbiology for 17 years before becoming Head of School in 2007. The topic areas for biology included: • basic biological chemistry concepts • structure of nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids • an overview of the diversity of bacteria and archaea • interactions for various symbioses • an overview of aquatic and terrestrial microbes. In addition, Hugh contributed to the development of the professional lab skills courses in biology which aimed to deliver high quality laboratory based training with enhanced resource support at both the 2nd year and 3rd year levels. The second year course aims to provide a range of basic analytical skills for microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, as well as for the animal, plant and ecology systems. The third year level courses represent an exciting new concept in undergraduate teaching, where the timetables have been arranged to accommodate 3 day sessions where the students complete an extensive and challenging project. These sessions are designed to reinforce the use of the basic techniques provided in the second year course and teach them concepts in experimental design and data interpretation Course Development As Head of School of Environmental and Life Sciences, I have been responsible for a program of course rationalisation within the Biology Discipline and across a range of other degree programs within the school. The focus was to devise a delivery platform that provided a diverse range of Biology topics and provided specialised laboratory training for those choosing to major in Biology. This has been achieved by instigating a number of innovations where only those who have need for laboratory training sit the new series of Professional Skills courses offered in first year, second and third years. Other students whom we service for psychology, engineering or environmental studies who do not require such training receive high levels of education in their chosen biological subjects via lectures, tutorials and web-based learning systems. This has enabled a far more effective use of funds with higher than average staff to student ratios. Postgraduate Training Hugh has been involved in the training of Honours research students in the laboratory as well as PhD students. This level of training relates to instruction in scientific philosophy, experimental design, data processing, statistics, data interpretation and scientific writing. These students learn how to review the literature on a constructive basis and become competent at various biochemical, analytical and microbial techniques. Issues of quality assurance and performance accuracy are developed as major aspects of the research projects.

Administrative Expertise
RHD has held several administration roles over the period of employment at the University of Newcastle, including membership of the Biohazards Technical Sub-Committee (1994-2001). In more recent years, the administrative involvement has focused more on roles relating to University Governance. --Head of School, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, 2007 - present --Deputy Head of School, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, 2004 - 7 --Assistant Dean for Community Relations (2003-2004) --Head of School of Environmental and Life Sciences (2007- present) The School of Environmental and Life Sciences is a very large school encompassing the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science and management, and Applied Sciences across both of the university's campuses at Callaghan and Ourimbah. The diverse teaching areas, philosophies and areas of expertise lead to complex budget and management arrangements. The diverse nature of the school generates significant challenges for effectively managing budgets and developing fruitful strategic policies. As HOS, I sit on the Faculty Executive Committee, the Faculty Board, the Faculty strategic planning committee and I chair the school executive committee. Essentially I am responsible for managing over 60 academic staff and delivering a wide range of undergraduate degree programs including 5 majors within the BSc, B Biotechnology and the B Environmental Science and Management. The management responsibilities include: o Management of Budgets o Part time teaching allocations o Chemicals consumables budget for teaching o Establishing spreadsheets for modelling, predicting and monitoring expenditure o Managing RHD student completions o Approval and processing of RHD scholarship applications o Course rationalisation, program review and resource management o Review discipline course structure with a view to decrease face-to-face hours for academics o Manage staff workload o Develop good practice for OH&S in the teaching and research environment.

Collaborations
The development of cell and molecular profiling (CMP) techniques for studying alterations in homeostasis following exposures to various forms of stress. The research requires multidisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences as well as in other national and international institutions. The primary foci of research interests includes: - The investigation of metabolic responses by staphylococci to alterations in environmental parameters which mimic the human wound site. - The assessment of nutrient losses under controlled exercise or disease conditions as a model for understanding the biochemical basis of fatigue. The primary collaboration occurs between colleagues at the University of Gothenburg.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford - UK
  • Bachelor of Science (Agriculture), University of Adelaide

Keywords

  • Amino acids
  • Bacterial metabolism
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chronic fatigue illness
  • Metabolic homeostasis
  • Metabolic profiling
  • Microbiology
  • Pathogenic Bacteria
  • The metabolic basis for fatigue

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified 50
060501 Bacteriology 20
090799 Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2012 -  Head of School University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/07/2007 - 1/06/2012 Head of School University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/06/2012 Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
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Publications

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Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Alreshidi MM, Dunstan RH, Onyango LA, Roberts TK, 'Staphylococcal phenomics: metabolomic and proteomic responses to environmental stressors', Microbial Pathogens and Strategies for Combating them: Science, Technology and Education. Volume I, Formatex Research Center, Badajoz, Spain 690-701 (2013) [B1]
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2006 Sparkes DL, Robinson GL, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, 'General Health and Associated Biochemistry in a Visual-Perceptual Subtype of Dyslexia', Learning Disabilities: New Rsearch, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge 81-98 (2006) [B1]
Co-authors Diane Sparkes, Tim Roberts

Journal article (100 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Alreshidi MM, Dunstan RH, Macdonald MM, Smith ND, Gottfries J, Roberts TK, 'Metabolomic and proteomic responses of Staphylococcus aureus to prolonged cold stress.', J Proteomics, 121 44-55 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.jprot.2015.03.010
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2014 Crompton MJ, Dunstan RH, Macdonald MM, Gottfries J, Von Eiff C, Roberts TK, 'Small changes in environmental parameters lead to alterations in antibiotic resistance, cell morphology and membrane fatty acid composition in Staphylococcus lugdunensis', PLoS ONE, 9 (2014) [C1]

Staphylococcus lugdunensis has emerged as a major cause of community-acquired and nosocomial infections. This bacterium can rapidly adapt to changing environmental conditions to s... [more]

Staphylococcus lugdunensis has emerged as a major cause of community-acquired and nosocomial infections. This bacterium can rapidly adapt to changing environmental conditions to survive and capitalize on opportunities to colonize and infect through wound surfaces. It was proposed that S. lugdunensis would have underlying alterations in metabolic homeostasis to provide the necessary levels of adaptive protection. The aims of this project were to examine the impacts of subtle variations in environmental conditions on growth characteristics, cell size and membrane fatty acid composition in S. lugdunensis. Liquid broth cultures of S. lugdunensis were grown under varying combinations of pH (6-8), temperature (35-39°C) and osmotic pressure (0-5% sodium chloride w/w) to reflect potential ranges of conditions encountered during transition from skin surfaces to invasion of wound sites. The cells were harvested at the mid-exponential phase of growth and assessed for antibiotic minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC), generation time, formation of small colony variants, cell size (by scanning electron microscopy) and membrane fatty acid composition. Stress regimes with elevated NaCl concentrations resulted in significantly higher antibiotic resistance (MIC) and three of the combinations with 5% NaCl had increased generation times (P<0.05). It was found that all ten experimental growth regimes, including the control and centroid cultures, yielded significantly different profiles of plasma membrane fatty acid composition (P<0.0001). Alterations in cell size (P<0.01) were also observed under the range of conditions with the most substantial reduction occurring when cells were grown at 39°C, pH 8 (514±52 nm, mean ± Standard Deviation) compared with cells grown under control conditions at 37°C with pH 7 (702±76 nm, P<0.01). It was concluded that S. lugdunensis responded to slight changes in environmental conditions by altering plasma membrane fatty acid composition, growth rates and morphology to achieve optimal adaptations for survival in changing environments. © 2014 Crompton et al.

DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0092296
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2014 Kaushik R, Balasubramanian R, Dunstan H, 'Microbial quality and phylogenetic diversity of fresh rainwater and tropical freshwater reservoir', PLoS ONE, 9 (2014) [C1]

The impact of rainwater on the microbial quality of a tropical freshwater reservoir through atmospheric wet deposition of microorganisms was studied for the first time. Reservoir ... [more]

The impact of rainwater on the microbial quality of a tropical freshwater reservoir through atmospheric wet deposition of microorganisms was studied for the first time. Reservoir water samples were collected at four different sampling points and rainwater samples were collected in the immediate vicinity of the reservoir sites for a period of four months (January to April, 2012) during the Northeast monsoon period. Microbial quality of all fresh rainwater and reservoir water samples was assessed based on the counts for the microbial indicators: Escherichia coli (E. coli), total coliforms, and Enterococci along with total heterotrophic plate counts (HPC). The taxonomic richness and phylogenetic relationship of the freshwater reservoir with those of the fresh rainwater were also assessed using 16 S rRNA gene clone library construction. The levels of E. coli were found to be in the range of 0 CFU/100 mL - 75 CFU/100 mL for the rainwater, and were 10-94 CFU/100 mL for the reservoir water. The sampling sites that were influenced by highway traffic emissions showed the maximum counts for all the bacterial indicators assessed. There was no significant increase in the bacterial abundances observed in the reservoir water immediately following rainfall. However, the composite fresh rainwater and reservoir water samples exhibited broad phylogenetic diversity, including sequences representing Betaproteobacteria, Alphaproteobacteria, Gammaproteobacteria, Actinobacteria, Lentisphaerae and Bacteriodetes. Members of the Betaproteobacteria group were the most dominant in both fresh rainwater and reservoir water, followed by Alphaproteobacteria, Sphingobacteria, Actinobacteria and Gammaproteobacteria. © 2014 Kaushik et al.

DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0100737
Citations Web of Science - 1
2014 Wehrli PM, Gottfries J, Lindberg E, Wold AE, Svensson O, Sparén A, et al., 'Exploring bacterial phenotypic diversity using factorial design and FTIR multivariate fingerprinting', Journal of Chemometrics, 28 681-686 (2014)
DOI 10.1002/cem.2588
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Wehrli PM, Lindberg E, Svensson O, Sparén A, Josefson M, Dunstan RH, et al., 'Exploring bacterial phenotypic diversity using factorial design and FTIR multivariate fingerprinting', Journal of Chemometrics, 28 681-686 (2014) [C1]

Transmission Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra were obtained from cultures of Staphylococcus aureus that were grown under sets of various environmental conditions enclosin... [more]

Transmission Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra were obtained from cultures of Staphylococcus aureus that were grown under sets of various environmental conditions enclosing ranges of potential conditions in wound sites. The primary aim of this study was to determine whether bacterial phenotypic diversity could be characterized by FTIR spectroscopy analyses of cultures of S.aureus grown under variable sets of environmental conditions. Designing experiments with full factorial design has shown to be a powerful way to explore an expectedly large array of phenotypic diversity of S.aureus. Various combinations of environmental conditions caused the bacteria to adapt their phenotype, which was assessed via FTIR spectral fingerprinting. Transmission FTIR spectroscopy was found to be superior to other vibrational spectroscopy techniques for this purpose because of its high sensitivity, reproducibility, and rapidity of analysis. The sample preparation presented was fundamental for reproducible results. Different spectral preprocessing methods were compared in combination with scaling methods to obtain distinguishable phenotypes in principal component analysis (PCA) models. Spectral preprocessing with combined filters, including standard normal variate transformation, Savitzky-Golay smoothing, and use of the first derivative in a PCA model with unit variance scaling, gave the most optimal clustering for the data in this study. Spectra obtained from each treatment group were found to have a unique FTIR profile with good reproducibility, and thus PCA resulted in full separation between all groups on three principal components. In conclusion, transmission FTIR spectroscopy in conjunction with design of experiment, and multivariate analysis are powerful tools to investigate phenotypic diversity of S.aureus. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI 10.1002/cem.2588
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Dunstan RH, Sparkes DL, Roberts TK, Dascombe BJ, 'Preliminary Evaluations of a Complex Amino Acid Supplement, Fatigue Reviva, to Reduce Fatigue in a Group of Professional Male Athletes and a Group of Males Recruited from the General Public', Food and Nutrition Sciences, 5 231-235 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.4236/fns.2014.52028
Co-authors Diane Sparkes, Ben Dascombe, Tim Roberts
2013 Asquith EA, Evans CA, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, Cole B, 'The role of Actinobacteria in taste and odour episodes involving geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol in aquatic environments', Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA, 62 452-467 (2013) [C1]

The secondary metabolites geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol (2-MIB) provide soil with its characteristic earthy-musty odour, being notably produced by the abundant spore-forming fila... [more]

The secondary metabolites geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol (2-MIB) provide soil with its characteristic earthy-musty odour, being notably produced by the abundant spore-forming filamentous bacterial genus Streptomyces, among other Actinobacteria. Taste and odour (T&O) problems attributed to these compounds affect drinking water supplies worldwide, often occurring sporadically and untraced to their biological origins. A number of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms are recognised geosmin and 2-MIB producers in aquatic environments. However, the focus of this paper is to assess the potential contribution of Actinobacteria to this water quality issue. To date, the aquatic ecology of these bacteria remains poorly understood and debate surrounds whether they exist solely as dormant spores of terrestrial origin or are capable of growing and biosynthesising these odourous compounds in aquatic environments. The Actinobacteria which are known to produce geosmin and 2-MIB are identified and a critical assessment of habitats within aquatic environments in which they may be metabolically active residents and thus potential sources of T&O is provided. Current understandings of the chemical ecology and biosynthetic pathways of geosmin and 2-MIB, as well as the conditions under which these secondary metabolites are produced by Streptomyces, are reviewed. © IWA Publishing 2013.

DOI 10.2166/aqua.2013.055
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Phil Geary
2013 Dunstan RH, Sparkes DL, Roberts TK, Crompton MJ, Gottfries J, Dascombe BJ, 'Development of a complex amino acid supplement, Fatigue Reviva (TM), for oral ingestion: initial evaluations of product concept and impact on symptoms of sub-health in a group of males', NUTRITION JOURNAL, 12 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-12-115
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Diane Sparkes, Tim Roberts, Ben Dascombe
2013 Onyango LA, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Macdonald MM, Gottfries J, 'Phenotypic Variants of Staphylococci and Their Underlying Population Distributions Following Exposure to Stress', PLOS ONE, 8 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0077614
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2013 Crowley ET, Williams LT, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, Jones PD, 'Does Milk Cause Constipation? A Crossover Dietary Trial', NUTRIENTS, 5 253-266 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/nu5010253
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tim Roberts, Lauren Williams
2012 Andrew-Priestley MN, O'Connor WA, Dunstan RH, Van Zwieten L, Tyler T, Kumar A, Macfarlane GR, 'Estrogen mediated effects in the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata, following field exposures to sewage effluent containing estrogenic compounds and activity', Aquatic Toxicology, 120-121 99-108 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2012 Morrow AC, Dunstan RH, 'Effects of atmospheric deposition, the rainwater delivery system and in-tank processes on roofharvested rainwater quality', Air Quality and Climate Change, 46 22-27 (2012) [C2]
2012 Onyango LSA, Dunstan RH, Gottfries J, Von Eiff C, Roberts TK, 'Effect of low temperature on growth and ultra-structure of staphylococcus spp', PLoS One, 7 e29031 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2012 Dunstan RH, Sparkes DL, Wratten C, Denham JW, Gottfries J, Roberts TK, MacDonald MM, 'Metabolic, health and lifestyle profiling of breast cancer radiotherapy patients and the risk of developing fatigue', Journal of Cancer Therapy, 3 731-740 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Diane Sparkes, Tim Roberts
2011 Dunstan RH, Ho P-H, Adams MC, Rothkirch TB, Roberts TK, 'Opioid peptide digestion by newly isolated potential probiotic bacteria from foods', Journal of Science and Technology, 49 161-168 (2011)
Co-authors Tim Roberts, Tony Rothkirch
2011 Dunstan RH, Sparkes DL, MacDonald MM, Roberts TK, Wratten C, Kumar M, et al., 'Altered amino acid homeostasis and the development of fatigue by breast cancer radiotherapy patients: A pilot study', Clinical Biochemistry, 44 208-215 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2010.10.002
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Diane Sparkes, Tim Roberts, Tony Rothkirch, Surinder Baines
2010 Onyango LA, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Filterability of staphylococcal species through membrane filters following application of stressors.', BMC research notes, 3 152 (2010) [C2]
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-3-152
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2010 Morrow AC, Dunstan RH, Coombes PJ, 'Elemental composition at different points of the rainwater harvesting system', Science of the Total Environment, 408 4542-4548 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.07.002
Citations Scopus - 8
2010 Martin A, Coombes PJ, Dunstan RH, 'Investigating the influences of season and coastal proximity on the elemental composition of harvested rainwater', Water Science and Technology, 61 25-36 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.2166/wst.2010.775
Citations Scopus - 1
2010 Priestley MN, O'Connor WA, Dunstan RH, Macfarlane GR, 'Exposure to 17 a-ethynylestradiol causes dose and temporally dependent changes in intersex, females and vitellogenin production in the Sydney rock oyster', Ecotoxicology, 19 1440-1451 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10646-010-0529-5
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2010 Jansen D, Bronstad G, Dunstan RH, Lien EB, Holmoy T, Reichelt KL, 'Hyper-peptiduria in mulitple sclerosis', Current Trends in Neurology, 4 51-60 (2010) [C1]
2010 Martin A, Coombes PJ, Harrison TL, Dunstan RH, 'Changes in abundance of heterotrophic and coliform bacteria resident in stored water bodies in relation to incoming bacterial loads following rain events', Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12 255-260 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/b904042k
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2009 Gifford S, Macfarlane GR, Koller CE, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, 'Zooremediation of contaminated aquatic systems through aquaculture initiatives 750-768 (2009)

The ability of animals to act in a bioremediative capacity is not widely known. Animals are rarely considered for bioremediation initiatives due largely to ethical or human health... [more]

The ability of animals to act in a bioremediative capacity is not widely known. Animals are rarely considered for bioremediation initiatives due largely to ethical or human health concerns. Nonetheless, specific examples in the literature reveal that many aquatic species, including species employed in aquaculture, are effective remediators of metals, microbial contaminants, hydrocarbons, nutrients and persistent organic pollutants. We introduce zoological equivalents of the definitions used in the phytoremediation literature (zooextraction, zootransformation, zoostabilisation and animal hyperaccumulation), to serve as useful benchmarks in the evaluation of candidate animal species for zooremediation initiatives. Further, we present a case study assessing the deployment of pearl oysters to remove metals and nutrients from aquatic ecosystems. © 2009 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1533/9781845696474.4.750
2009 Evans CA, Coombes PJ, Dunstan RH, Harrison TL, 'Extensive bacterial diversity indicates the potential operation of a dynamic micro-ecology within domestic rainwater storage systems', Science of the Total Environment, 407 5206-5215 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.06.009
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
2009 Mendez H, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Surface wetlands for the treatment of pathogens in stormwater: Three case studies at Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia', Water Science and Technology, 60 1257-1263 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.2166/wst.2009.470
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Phil Geary
2008 Evans CA, Dunstan RH, Rothkirch TB, Roberts TK, Reichelt KL, Cosford RE, et al., 'Altered amino acid excretion in children with autism', Nutritional Neuroscience, 11 9-17 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1179/147683008x301360
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Tim Roberts, Tony Rothkirch, Diane Sparkes
2008 Evans CA, Coombes PJ, Dunstan RH, Harrison TL, Martin A, Morrow AC, 'Rainwater tanks and microbial water quality: Are the indications clear?', Australian Journal of Water Resources, 12 143-152 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4
2008 Onyango LSA, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Small colony variants of staphylococci: Pathogenesis and evolutionary significance in causing and sustaining problematic human infections', Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine, 17 56-75 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13590840801887272
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2008 Crowley ET, Williams LT, Roberts TK, Jones PD, Dunstan RH, 'Evidence for a role of cow's milk consumption in chronic functional constipation in children: Systematic review of the literature from 1980 to 2006', Nutrition & Dietetics, 65 29-35 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2007.00225.x
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Lauren Williams, Tim Roberts
2008 Shah VG, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes P, Roberts T, Von Nagy-Felsobuki E, 'Evaluating potential applications of faecal sterols in distinguishing sources of faecal contamination from mixed faecal samples (vol 41, pg 16, 2007)', WATER RESEARCH, 42 1324-1324 (2008) [C3]
DOI 10.1016/i.watres.2007.09.021
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tim Roberts, Phil Geary
2008 Priestley MN, Dunstan RH, O'Connor WA, Van Zwieten L, Nixon B, Macfarlane GR, 'Effects of 4-nonylphenol and 17 alpha-ethynylestradiol exposure in the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata: Vitellogenin induction and gonadal development', Aquatic Toxicology, 88 39-47 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.aquatox.2008.03.003
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 31
Co-authors Brett Nixon, Geoff Macfarlane
2007 Niblett SH, King KE, Dunstan RH, Clifton-Bligh P, Hoskin LA, Roberts TK, et al., 'Hematologic and urinary excretion anomalies in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome', Experimental Biology and Medicine, 232 1041-1049 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.3181/0702-RM-44
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Katrina King, Tim Roberts, Tony Rothkirch
2007 Taylor RL, Caldwell GS, Dunstan HJ, Bentley MG, 'Short-term impacts of polyunsaturated aldehyde-producing diatoms on the harpacticoid copepod, Tisbe holothuriae', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 341 60-69 (2007)

Diatoms that produce toxic oxylipins can be detrimental to the reproductive success of aquatic invertebrates. Despite the potential importance of these toxins in shaping aquatic e... [more]

Diatoms that produce toxic oxylipins can be detrimental to the reproductive success of aquatic invertebrates. Despite the potential importance of these toxins in shaping aquatic ecosystems, marine studies to date have focused almost exclusively on planktonic calanoid copepods. The current work examines the response of the benthic harpacticoid copepod, Tisbe holothuriae, to direct exposure to diatom-derived oxylipins and the short-term impact of oxylipin-producing diatom diets on reproductive success. The most toxic oxylipin was the polyunsaturated aldehyde (PUA) 2E,4E-decadienal with an LD50 of 9.3¿µM for T. holothuriae nauplii. The least tolerant life-stage was the nauplius followed by adult males then adult females. Short-term exposure to PUA-producing diatoms (Skeletonema marinoi and Melosira nummuloides) in maternal diets had no significant impact on reproductive success compared with non-PUA-producing diets (Skeletonema costatum, Navicula hanseni, Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Tetraselmis suecica). The PUA producers had no negative impact on the survival and development of naupliar stages to adulthood. T. holothuriae expresses a higher degree of tolerance to PUA-producing diatoms than many planktonic calanoids, possibly reflecting a degree of adaptation to higher stress levels associated with the benthos. This is the first study to investigate the reproductive responses of harpacticoid copepods feeding on known PUA-producing diatoms. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.028
Citations Scopus - 19
2007 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes PJ, Roberts TK, Von Nagy-Felsobuki EI, 'Evaluating potential applications of faecal sterols in distinguishing sources of faecal contamination from mixed faecal samples', Water Research, 41 3691-3700 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.watres.2007.04.006
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Phil Geary, Ellak, Tim Roberts
2007 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes PJ, Roberts TK, Rothkirch TB, 'Bacterial source tracking from diverse land use catchments by sterol ratios', Water Research, 41 3667-3674 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.watres.2007.02.050
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Tony Rothkirch, Phil Geary, Tim Roberts
2007 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes PJ, Roberts TK, Rothkirch TB, 'Comparisons of water quality parameters from diverse catchments during dry periods and following rain events', Water Research, 41 3655-3666 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.watres.2007.02.052
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Tim Roberts, Tony Rothkirch, Phil Geary
2007 Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Koller CE, Macfarlane GR, 'Aquatic zooremediation: deploying animals to remediate contaminated aquatic environments', Trends in Biotechnology, 25 60-65 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.tibtech.2006.12.002
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2007 Morrow AC, Dunstan RH, King BV, Roberts TK, 'Metabolic effects of static magnetic fields on Streptococcus Pyogenes', Bioelectromagnetics, 28 439-445 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/bem.20332
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Tim Roberts, Bruce King
2007 Evans CA, Coombes PJ, Dunstan RH, Harrison TL, 'Identifying the major influences on the microbial composition of roof harvested rainwater and the implications for water quality', Water Science and Technology, 55 245-253 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.2166/wst.2007.115
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11
2006 Martin A, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Brown GK, 'Babesia canis vogeli: A novel PCR for its detection in dogs in Australia (Short communication)', Experimental Parasitology, 112 63-65 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.exppara.2005.09.001
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2006 Taylor R, Caldwell G, Dunstan H, Bentley M, 'Effects of toxic diatoms on population growth and life history parameters of Tisbe holothuriae', COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 143 S100-S100 (2006)
2006 Spinks AT, Dunstan RH, Harrison TL, Coombes PJ, Kuczera GA, 'Thermal inactivation of water-borne pathogenic and indicator bacteria at sub-boiling temperatures', Water Research, 40 1326-1332 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.watres.2006.01.032
Citations Scopus - 47Web of Science - 40
Co-authors George Kuczera
2006 Evans CA, Coombes PJ, Dunstan RH, 'Wind, rain and bacteria: The effect of weather on the microbial composition of roof-harvested rainwater', Water Research, 40 37-44 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.watres.2005.10.034
Citations Scopus - 79Web of Science - 65
2006 Macfarlane GR, Markich SJ, Linz K-B, Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Russell RA, 'The Akoya pearl oyster shell as an archival monitor of lead exposure', Environmental Pollution, 143 166-173 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.envpol.2005.10.042
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2006 Geary PM, Shah V, Dunstan RH, Coombes PJ, Rothkirch TB, 'Tracing faecal contributions from on-site wastewater systems', Water, 33 48-51 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Tony Rothkirch, Phil Geary
2006 Gifford SP, Macfarlane GR, O'Connor WA, Dunstan RH, 'Effect of the pollutants lead, zinc, hexadecane and octocosane on total growth and shell growth in the Akoya pearl oyster, Pinctada imbricata', Journal of Shellfish Research, 25 159-165 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.2983/0730-8000(2006)25[159:EOTPLZ]2.0.CO;2
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2006 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Taylor WG, 'An efficient diethyl ether-based soxhlet protocol. to quantify faecal sterols from catchment waters', Journal of Chromatography A, 1108 111-115 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.chroma.2005.12.084
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10
2006 Brown GK, Canfield PJ, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Martin A, Brown CS, Irving R, 'Detection of Anaplasma platys and Babesia canis vogeli and their impact on platelet numbers in free-roaming dogs associated with remote Aboriginal communities in Australia', Australian Veterinary Journal, 84 321-325 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1751-0813.2006.00029.x
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2005 Brown GK, Martin A, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, 'Molecular detection of Anaplasma platys in lice collected from dogs in Australia', Australian Veterinary Journal, 83 101-102 (2005) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1751-0813.2005.tb12208.x
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2005 Wollenweber E, Christ M, Dunstan RH, Roitman JN, Stevens JF, 'Exudatte Flavonoids in Some Gnaphalieae and Inuleae (Asteraceae)', Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung. Section C: Journal of Biosciences, 60c 671-678 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2005 Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Macfarlane GR, 'Quantification of in situ nutrient and heavy metal remediation by a small pearl oyster (Pinctada imbricata) farm at Port Stephens, Australia', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 50 417-422 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2004.11.024
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2005 Martin A, Brown GK, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Anaplasma platys: an improved PCR for its detection in dogs', Experimental Parasitology, 109 176-180 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.exppara.2004.11.007
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2004 Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Roberts TK, Toia RF, 'Pearl aquaculture-profitable environmental remediation?', Science of the Total Environment, 319 27-37 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0048-9697(03)00437-6
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2003 Sparkes DL, Robinson GL, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Plasma Cholesterol Levels And Irlen Syndrome: Preliminary Study of 10- to 17-yr-old Students', Perceptual And Motor Skills, Vol 97 743-752 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.2466/PMS.97.7.743-752
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tim Roberts, Diane Sparkes
2003 Roberts TK, Brown GK, Martin A, Dunstan RH, 'Going to the dogs: ticks and emerging diseases', Today's Life Science, 15 32-34 (2003) [C1]
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2003 McGregor N, Zerbes M, Niblett SH, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Butt HL, Klineberg IJ, 'Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcol Membrane-Damaging Toxins, Pain Intensity, and Metabolic Changes in Temporomandibular Disorder Patients with Chronic Muscle Pain', Journal of Orofacial Pain, 17 125-132 (2003) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2003 McGregor N, Zerbes M, Niblett SH, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Butt HL, Klineberg IJ, 'Pain Intensity, Illness Duration, and Protein Catabolism in Temporomandibular Disorder Patients with Chronic Muscle Pain', Journal of Orofacial Pain, 17 112-124 (2003) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2001 Robinson GL, McGregor NR, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, Butt H, 'A Biochemical analysis of people with chronic fatigue who have irlen syndrome: Speculation concerning immune system dysfunction', Perceptual and Motor Skills, 93 486-504 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2000 Richards RS, Roberts TK, Mathers D, Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Butt HL, 'Erythrocyte morphology in rheumatoid arthritis and chronic fatigue syndrome. A preliminary study', JOURNAL OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, 6, NO. 1 23-35 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 10
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2000 Richards RS, Roberts TK, Mathers D, Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Butt HL, 'Investigation of erythrocyte oxidative damage in rheumatoid arthritis in chronic fatigue syndrome', JOURNAL OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, 6, NO. 1 37-46 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2000 McGregor NR, Niblett SH, Bligh PC, Dunstan RH, Fulcher G, Hoskin L, et al., 'The biochemistry of chronic pain and fatigue', JOURNAL OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, 7, NO.1 3-21 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Katrina King, Tim Roberts
2000 Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Roberts TK, Butt HL, Niblett SH, Rothkirch TB, 'The development of laboratory-based tests inchronic pain fatigue. 1. Muscle catabolism and coagulase negative staphylococci which produce membrane damaging toxins', JOURNAL OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, 7, NO. 2 53-57 (2000) [C1]
Co-authors Tony Rothkirch, Tim Roberts
2000 Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Roberts TK, Butt HL, Taylor WG, Carter AC, 'The development of laboratory-based tests in chronic pain and fatigue: 2. Essential fatty acids and cholesterol', JOURNAL OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, 7, NO. 2 59-62 (2000) [C1]
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2000 Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Roberts TK, Butt H, Niblett S, Rothkirch T, 'The development of laboratory-based tests in chronic pain and fatigue: 1. Muscle catabolism and coagulase negative staphylococci which produce membrane damaging toxins', Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 7 23-27 (2000)

Background: The diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) requires the exclusion of other known fatigue-related diseases because the core symptoms of CFS represent a general hos... [more]

Background: The diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) requires the exclusion of other known fatigue-related diseases because the core symptoms of CFS represent a general host response to many well-defined diseases. The patient set derived by this process is heterogeneous in their polysymptomatic presentation and has proved very difficult to study clinically and scientifically. Objectives: To investigate the alterations in urine excretion and microbiology in patients with CFS. Results: CFS patients had multiple anomalies in their amino and organic acid homeostasis. Sub-groups of CFS patients could be delineated on the basis of their urine excretion and their symptom presentation. The most common feature was an active muscle catabolism resulting in a depletion of amino acids and associated organic and keto-acids. The extent of muscle catabolism was directly correlated to pain severity. The carriage of toxin-producing coagulase negative staphylococci (MDT-CoNS) was strongly correlated with the catabolic response and pare severity. Conclusions: An hypothesis has been constructed where an occult pathogen, such as MDT-CoNS, may be an aetiological agent contributing to the sustenance of a chronic fatigue/pain disorder, a comorbid pathogen. Urine analysis offers an opportunity for assessment of muscle catabolism and sub-classification of chronic fatigue patients leading to a number of management options. The detection of MDT-CoNS identifies potentially treatable agents that contribute to the fatigue and pain condition.

Citations Scopus - 3
2000 Richards RS, Roberts TK, McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Butt HL, 'Blood parameters indicative of oxidative stress are associated with symptom expression in chronic fatigue syndrome', REDOX REPORT, 5, NO. 1 35-41 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 66Web of Science - 60
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2000 Richards RS, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Butt HL, 'Free radicals in chronic fatigue syndrome: cause or effect?', Redox Report, 5 146-147 (2000) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2000 McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Donohoe M, Roberts TK, Butt HL, Watkins JA, et al., 'Assessment of plasma fatty acids and sterols in sudden- and gradual-onset chronic fatigue syndrome patients', JOURNAL OF NUTRITIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 10 13-23 (2000) [C1]
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2000 Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Butt HL, Roberts TK, Klineberg IJ, Niblett SH, et al., 'Characterization of differential amino acid homeostasis amongst population subgroups: A basis for determining specific amino acid requirements', JOURNAL OF NUTRITIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 10 211-223 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Tony Rothkirch, Tim Roberts
1999 Robinson GL, Roberts TK, McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Butt H, 'Understanding the causal mechanisms of visual processing problems - A possible biochemical basis for Irlen Syndrome?', Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, 4 (4) 21-29 (1999) [C1]
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1999 Denham JW, O'Brien PC, Dunstan RH, Johansen J, See A, Hamilton CS, et al., 'Is there more than one late radiation proctitis syndrome?', Radiotherapy and Oncology, 51 43-53 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 111Web of Science - 103
1999 Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Butt HL, Roberts TK, 'Biochemical and microbiological anomalies in chronic fatigue syndrome: the development of laboratory based tests and the possible role of toxic chemicals', Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine, 9 97-108 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 14
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1999 Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Watkins JA, Donohoe M, Roberts TK, Butt HL, et al., 'Changes in plasma lipid homeostasis observed in chromic fatigue syndrome patients', Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine, 9 267-279 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1998 Klineberg I, McGregor N, Butt HL, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Zerbes M, 'Chronic Orofacial Muscle Pain: A new approach to diagnosis and management', Alpha Omegan, 91 25-28 (1998) [C3]
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1998 Avery EL, Dunstan RH, Nell JA, 'The use of lipid metabolic profiling to asssess the biological impact of marine sewage pollution', Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 35 229-235 (1998) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 10
1998 Richards RS, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Butt HL, 'Erythrocyte antioxidant systems protect cultured endothelial cells against oxidant damage', Biochemistry and Molecular Biology International, 46 857-865 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 38
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1998 Butt HL, Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Roberts TK, Zerbes M, Klineberg IJ, 'An association of membrane-damaging toxins from coagulase-negative staphylococci and chronic orofacial muscle pain', J. Med. Microbiol, 47 577-584 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1998 Roberts TK, McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Donohoe M, Murdoch RN, Hope D, et al., 'Immunological and haematological parameters in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome', Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 4 51-65 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1998 Walsh K, Jones GJ, Dunstan RH, 'Effects of high irradiance and iron concentration on pigment and fatty acid composition in the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa', Marine and Freshwater Research, 49 399-407 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3
1998 Richards RS, Roberts TK, McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Butt HL, 'The role of erythrocytes in the inactivation of free radicals', Medical Hypotheses, 50 363-367 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1998 Walsh K, Jones GJ, Dunstan RH, 'Effect of high irradiance and iron on volatile odour compounds in the cyanobacterium microcystis aeruginosa', Phytochemistry, 49 1227-1239 (1998) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 16
1997 McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Butt HL, Roberts TK, Klineberg IJ, Zerbes M, 'A preliminary assessment of the association of SCL-90-R psychological inventory responses with changes in urinary metabolites in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome', Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 3 17-37 (1997)

A previous investigation of a cohort of 20 chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients revealed an increased urinary excretion of an unusual metabolite, tentatively identified as amin... [more]

A previous investigation of a cohort of 20 chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients revealed an increased urinary excretion of an unusual metabolite, tentatively identified as amino-hydroxy-N-methyl-pyrrolidine (coded CFSUM1) and ß-alanine, compared with 45 control subjects. The relative abundances of both CFSUM1 and ß-alanine were positively associated with the core diagnostic symptoms of CFS and associated changes in amino and organic acid excretion. The psychological attributes of these CFS patients and controls were assessed in this study by using the Symptom Check List-90- revised (SCL-90-R) psychological inventory. The CFS patients had increases in the SCL-90-R somatization, obsessive compulsive, depression, anxiety and phobic anxiety dimension scores. Nineteen of 20 CFS patients had somatization T-scores = 63 (P < 0.0001), suggestive of a somatization disorder. Multiple regression analysis indicated that somatization was the most important SCL- 90-R-defined dimension discriminating CFS from control subjects. Depression and anxiety were not found to be important inter-group determinants. The dimension scores were each related to specific changes in the urinary excretion of organic and amino acids, suggesting that each is biochemically distinct and has an organic basis. Cluster analysis of dimension profiles revealed that the profile with increased prevalence (P < 0.0001) in CFS patients was associated with increased excretion of CFSUM1 (P < 0.005) and had increases in somatization, obsessive compulsion and depression dimension scores. The PSDI as a measure of SCL-90-R symptom severity was positively correlated with CFSUM1 (model P < 0.003). CFSUM1 was also the primary correlate for the somatization dimension (model P < 0.0008), but was not associated with any other SCL-90-R-defined dimension. Another unidentified urinary metabolite, coded UM15, was the primary correlate for depression (model P < 0.0004) and was associated with multiple dimension elevations by both cluster and logistic regression analysis; the excretion of this compound was unrelated to CFSUM1. These results indicated that, in this CFS cohort, the SCL-90-R defined psychological changes were strongly associated with changes in the biochemical homeostasis of patients, suggestive of an organic basis to CFS.

DOI 10.1300/J092v03n01_03
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1997 Ackland SP, Garg MB, Dunstan RH, 'Simultaneous determination of dihydrofluorouracil and 5-fluorouracil in plasma by high-performance liquid chromatography', ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, 246 79-85 (1997)
DOI 10.1006/abio.1996.9943
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Stephen Ackland
1997 Butt H, Mcgregor N, Au A, Wong E, Harrison T, Dunstan H, et al., 'Staphylococcal species and orofacial pain patient management.', JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 76 936-936 (1997)
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1997 Au A, Butt H, Mcgregor N, Wong E, Harrison T, Dunstan H, et al., 'Carriage of Staphylococci and urinary organic and amino acids.', JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 76 936-936 (1997)
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1997 Wong EW, Au AR, McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Taylor W, Roberts T, et al., 'Preliminary assessment of urinary profiles of chronic orofacial pain patients.', JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 76 939-939 (1997)
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1997 Walsh K, Jones GJ, Dunstan RH, 'Effect of irradiance on fatty acid, carotenoid, total protein composition and growth of Microcystis aeruginosa', PHYTOCHEMISTRY, 44 817-824 (1997)
DOI 10.1016/S0031-9422(96)00573-0
Citations Web of Science - 26
1997 Richards RS, Roberts TK, McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Butt HL, 'Erythrocytes protect cultured endothelial cells from neutrophil-mediated damage', Australian Journal of Medical Science, 18 73-77 (1997)

A study was undertaken to assess the ability of the erythrocyte to provide protection to other tissues against oxidative damage, Radiolabelled (51Cr) human umbilical vein endothel... [more]

A study was undertaken to assess the ability of the erythrocyte to provide protection to other tissues against oxidative damage, Radiolabelled (51Cr) human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were incubated with erythrocytes and neutrophils activated with phorbol myristate acetate (PMA). Damage to the endothelial cells was indicated by release of radioactivity into the suspending medium. We found that the co-incubation of HUVEC with an increasing range of erythrocyte concentrations resulted in a dose dependent reduction in the release of radioactivity. These data suggest that the erythrocytes afforded some protection against endothelial cell damage by the activated neutrophils. When PMA-activated neutrophils were incubated with erythrocytes, the erythrocytes had reduced levels of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (p < 0.01) and glutathione (p < 0.01) compared with erythrocytes incubated alone, indicating utilisation of antioxidant potential. The same erythrocytes had increased concentrations of the oxidative damage products, malondialdehyde (p < 0.02) and methaemoglobin (p < 0.002). These data support the hypothesis that erythrocytes can provide antioxidant protection to other tissues.

Citations Scopus - 8
1997 Richards RS, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Butt HL, 'Erythrocytes as scavengers of free radicals', Australian Journal of Medical Science, 18 142-142 (1997)

We have recently proposed that the eiythran acts as a major deactivate! of reactive free radical species in vivo in addition to its recognised role of gas transport (1). The expen... [more]

We have recently proposed that the eiythran acts as a major deactivate! of reactive free radical species in vivo in addition to its recognised role of gas transport (1). The expendable nature of the individual erythrocyte would be a desirable attribute for such a detoxification unit As a consequence of this function, the labile components of individual erythrocytes would suffer oxidative damage over a period of time leading to biochemical and structural changes. The alterations, including those to membrane integrity, would be reflected by changes in shape and function. To test this hypothesis, radiolabelled ("Cor) human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEQ, were incubated with neutrophils activated with phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) and red cells. Damage to the endothelial cells, indicated by release of radioactivity into the suspending medium, was proportionately reduced by increasing concentrations of erythrocytes. Erythrocytes, modified so that Superoxide was unable to cross the membrane or so that the glutathione or catalase mechanism was inactive, were less efficient at preventing release of radioactivity. Erythrocytes incubated with PMA activated neutrophils contained less 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG) (p=0.01), less glutathione (p=0.01), more malondialdehyde (p=0.02) and more methaemoglobin (p=0.002) than those incubated alone or with unactivated neutrophils. The depleted 2,3-DPG and glutathione are presumably the result of the acute oxidative stress in this environment We have found increased levels of these metabolites in erythrocytes from chronically stressed environments such as rheumatoid arthritis or renal dialysis presumably to compensate for the increased demand. These findings demonstrate that erythrocytes undergo biochemical changes in environments of high oxidative stress and support our hypothesis that they behave as free radical scavengers under certain conditions.

1996 Dunstan RH, Donohoe M, Taylor W, Roberts TK, Murdoch RN, Watkins JA, McGregor NR, 'Chlorinated hydrocarbons and chronic fatigue syndrome', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 164 251-251 (1996)
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1996 Avery EL, Dunstan RH, Nell JA, 'The detection of pollutant impact in marine environments: Condition index, oxidative DNA damage, and their associations with metal bioaccumulation in the Sydney rock oyster Saccostrea commercialis', ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, 31 192-198 (1996)
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21
1996 Amini SA, Dunstan RH, Dunkley PR, Murdoch RN, 'Oxidative stress and the fetotoxicity of alcohol consumption during pregnancy', FREE RADICAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, 21 357-365 (1996)
DOI 10.1016/0891-5849(96)00027-5
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Peter Dunkley
1996 Sakoff J, Dunstan RH, Murdoch RN, 'Uterine lipid alterations during early pseudopregnancy and following the artificial induction of decidualization by Concanavalin A in QS mice', Molecular reproductive Development, 44 93-102 (1996) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jennette Sakoff
1996 McGregor NR, Butt HL, Zerbes M, Klineberg IJ, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Assessment of pain (distribution and onset), symptoms, SCL-90-R inventory responses, and the association with infectious events in patients with chronic orofacial pain', Journal of Orofacial Pain, 10 339-350 (1996)

A visual analog pain scale and scalar responses to 13 pain/symptom indicator Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) questions were used to assess symptom prevalence and pain seve... [more]

A visual analog pain scale and scalar responses to 13 pain/symptom indicator Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) questions were used to assess symptom prevalence and pain severity in 43 chronic orofacial muscle pain patients and 40 control subjects. The orofacial muscle pain group reported pain in an axial skeletal distribution; neurocognitive, gastrogenitourinary, and musculoskeletal symptoms; infectious events at or preceding onset; similar symptoms in sexual partners; and low prevalence of trauma. Sudden onset was reported by 30.2% of pain patients. Strong associations were found between chronic orofacial muscle pain and (1) onset-related infectiouslike events (67.4%); (2) a higher prevalence of history of respiratory and gastrogenitourinary infectious events; and (3) high prevalences of similar pain symptoms in long-term sexual partners. The SCL-90-R somatization scores (> 62) had a higher prevalence in the chronic pain group. No prevalence differences or associations with pain/symptom indicators were found for depression or anxiety dimension scores. These data suggest that patients with recurrent systemic infectious events have a higher prevalence of reporting of chronic orofacial muscle pain compared with control subjects, and these infectious events are associated with the onset of chronic orofacial muscle pain in 67% of patients.

Citations Scopus - 29
1996 McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Zerbes M, Butt HL, Roberts TK, Klineberg IJ, 'Preliminary determination of a molecular basis to chronic fatigue syndrome', BIOCHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR MEDICINE, 57 73-80 (1996)
DOI 10.1006/bmme.1996.0012
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1996 Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Donohoe M, McGregor NR, Hope D, Taylor WG, et al., 'Bioaccumulated chlorinated hydrocarbons and red/white blood cell parameters', BIOCHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR MEDICINE, 58 77-84 (1996)
DOI 10.1006/bmme.1996.0035
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1996 McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Zerbes M, Butt HL, Roberts TK, Klineberg IJ, 'Preliminary determination of the association between symptom expression and urinary metabolites in subjects with chronic fatigue syndrome', BIOCHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR MEDICINE, 58 85-92 (1996)
DOI 10.1006/bmme.1996.0036
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1995 DUNSTAN RH, DONOHOE M, TAYLOR W, ROBERTS TK, MURDOCH RN, WATKINS JA, MCGREGOR NR, 'A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS AND CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 163 294-297 (1995)
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1995 WALSH K, DUNSTAN RH, MURDOCH RN, 'DIFFERENTIAL BIOACCUMULATION OF HEAVY-METALS AND ORGANOPOLLUTANTS IN THE SOFT-TISSUE AND SHELL OF THE MARINE GASTROPOD, AUSTROCOCHLEA-CONSTRICTA', ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, 28 35-39 (1995)
Citations Scopus - 40Web of Science - 34
1994 WALSH K, DUNSTAN RH, MURDOCH RN, CONROY BA, ROBERTS TK, LAKE P, 'BIOACCUMULATION OF POLLUTANTS AND CHANGES IN POPULATION PARAMETERS IN THE GASTROPOD MOLLUSK AUSTROCOCHLEA-CONSTRICTA', ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, 26 367-373 (1994)
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Tim Roberts
1990 Dunstan RH, Greenaway W, Whatley FR, 'Discrimination by Paracoccus denitrificans between (6-13C)glucose and (1-13C)glucose as carbon substrates for growth: An investigation using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry', Biomedical and Environmental Mass Spectrometry, 19 369-381 (1990)
Citations Scopus - 1
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2012 Alreshidi MM, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Smith ND, 'The role of metabolomics and proteomics of staphylococcus aureus in response to salt stress', 18th Proteomics Symposium. Delegate Handbook, Lorne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2011 Wynne OL, Bromley AR, Dunstan RH, Hodgson DM, 'Prenatal LPS determines the effect of anandamide on behaviour and endocrine functions in adulthood', Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Chicago, Illinois (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Olivia Wynne, Deborah Hodgson
2011 Crowley ET, Williams LT, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Jones P, 'Cow's milk protein mediated chronic constipation in children: Is it alleviated by A2 milk?', Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietitians Association of Australia 29th National Conference Poster Abstracts, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams, Tim Roberts
2010 Priestley MN, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Van Zweiten R, Yu MKR, Macfarlane GR, 'Molluscan bio-monitor for quantification and impcat assessment of estrogenically active compounds in Australian marine ecosystems', 20th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Seville, Spain: Science and Technology Environmental Protection: Programme Book, Seville, Spain (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Richard Yu, Geoff Macfarlane
2010 Nack Z, Stenos J, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Graves SR, 'Effect of weak organic acids on biofilms as observed by scanning electron microscopy', Proceedings of ECCMID 2010, Vienna, Austria (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2008 Crowley ET, Williams LT, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Jones PD, 'The effect of cow's milk protein on paediatric constipation: A pilot study', Nutrition & Dietetics, Gold Coast, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams, Tim Roberts
2008 Mendez H, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Reduction of faecal coliforms in three constructed surface wetlands for stormwater treatment at Lake Macquarie, NSW', 2nd Australian Young Water Professionals Conference: Conference Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Phil Geary
2008 Priestley MN, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Macfarlane GR, 'Assessing the dose-response relationship between 17 [alpha symbol]-ethynylestradiol, vitellogenin and effects on gonad development in the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata', 5th SETAC World Congress. Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2008 Mendez H, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Surface wetlands for the treatment of pathogens in stormwater: Three case studies at Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia', Proceedings: 11th International Conference on Wetland Systems Technology in Water Pollution Control, Indore, India (2008) [E2]
Co-authors Phil Geary
2008 Smith AT, Palliser HK, Zakar T, Dunstan RH, Hirst JJ, 'Neurosteroid profiles in fetal, maternal and neonatal guinea pigs using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry', The Twenty-Second Fetal and Neonatal Workshop of Australia and New Zealand Abstract Book, Runaway Bay, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Jon Hirst, Hannah Palliser
2007 Crowley ET, Williams LT, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, Jones PD, 'An investigation into paediatric constipation', 2007 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference. Program & Abstracts, Sydney (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams, Tim Roberts
2007 Priestley MN, Dunstan RH, O'Connor WA, Van Zwieten L, Macfarlane GR, 'The Sydney Rock Oyster, Saccostrea glomerata, as a potential biomonitoring species for estrogenically active contaminants: Vitellogenin induction and gonadal development', 2nd Australasian Symposium on Ecological Risk Assessment and Management of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs), Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in the Australasian Environment, Canberra, ACT (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2007 Macfarlane GR, Priestley MN, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Van Zwieten L, 'Vitellogenin as a predictive biomarker of exposure to the estrogenically active compounds nonylphenol and ethynylestradiol, in the Sydney Rock Oyster', 5th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology. Programme and Abstracts, Hong Kong (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2007 Bromley AR, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Rothkirch TB, Kiernan HL, Hodgson DM, 'Early life determinants of the effects of anandamide on circulating amino acids and corticosterone levels in adulthood', Early Human Development, Perth (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson, Tim Roberts, Tony Rothkirch
2007 Geary PM, Lucas SA, Dunstan RH, Coombes PJ, 'Distinguishing wastewater contamination from on-site systems in mixed land use watersheds', Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems XI, Proceedings of the Eleventh National Symposium, Rhode Island, NY (2007) [E2]
Co-authors Steven Lucas, Phil Geary
2007 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Carter L, Wilson SK, Peterson B, 'Source tracking of faecal pollution from the Bagnall Beach, Australia', Proceedings of International Groundwater Conference (IGC-2007) on Water, Environment and Agriculture. Present Problems and Future Challenges, Coimbatore, India (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Phil Geary
2007 Lucas SA, Coombes PJ, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Centralised and decentralised water infrastructure: The best of both worlds', Symposium: Building Across Borders Built Environment Procurement CIB WO92 Procurement Systems. Proceedings, Hunter Valley, NSW (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Phil Geary, Steven Lucas
2007 Lucas SA, Coombes PJ, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Assessing catchment water quality: The 'Snapshot Study'', 13th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference and 5th Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference. Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Steven Lucas, Phil Geary
2007 Lucas SA, Coombes PJ, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Rainwater harvesting and wastewater reuse in peri-urban areas', 13th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference and 5th Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference. Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Steven Lucas, Phil Geary
2007 Evans CA, Coombes PJ, Dunstan RH, Harrison TL, Martin A, Morrow AC, 'Roof harvested rainwater - Indicator organisms, water quality and risk assessment', Rainwater and Urban Design Conference 2007, Sydney (2007) [E1]
2007 Morrow AC, Coombes PJ, Dunstan RH, Evans CA, Martin A, 'Elements in tank water - Comparisons with mains water & effects of locality & roofing materials', Rainwater and Urban Design Conference 2007, Sydney (2007) [E1]
2007 Martin A, Coombes PJ, Dunstan RH, Evans CA, Morrow AC, 'The passage of direct precipitation to rainwater storage: A case study', Rainwater and Urban Design Conference 2007, Sydney (2007) [E1]
2007 Geary PM, Lucas SA, Shah V, Dunstan RH, Coombes PJ, 'Contaminant transport in surface and groundwaters from wastewater systems in a coastal catchment', Innovation and Technology for On-site Systems: Proceedings of On-site '07 Conference, Armidale (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Steven Lucas, Phil Geary
2006 Evans CA, Coombes PJ, Dunstan RH, Harrison TL, 'Identifying the Main Influences on the Microbial Composition of Roof Harvested Rainwater and the Implications for Water Quality', Book of Proceedings, Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (2006) [E1]
2006 Mendez H, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Surface Wetland for Treatment of Pathogens in Stormwater', Conference Proceedings, Parramatta, NSW (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Phil Geary
2006 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes PJ, 'Limitations of Faecal Sterol Ratio Analyses in Distinguishing Sources of Faecal Contamination in Mixed Land Use Water Catchments', Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Phil Geary
2006 Mendez H, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Die-off rate studies of faecal indicator bacteria in storm and estuarine waters', Conference Proceedings of Water 2006, Grand Hyatt Conference Centre, Auckland, NZ (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Phil Geary
2006 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, Coombes PJ, 'Use of antibiotics resistance analysis (ARA) and faecal sterol ratio analyses (FSA) to characterize sources of faecal contamination from the Myall River catchment, Australia', Conference Proceedings of Water 2006, Grand Hyatt Conference Centre, Auckland, NZ (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Phil Geary
2006 Coombes PJ, Dunstan RH, Spinks AT, Evans CA, Harrison TL, 'Key Messages from a Decade of Water Quality Research into Roof Collected Rainwater Supplies', Papers and Abstracts, Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth, Western Aus (2006) [E2]
2006 Linz K-B, Macfarlane GR, Dunstan RH, 'Verification of a Rapid Assessment Tool and the Continuation of an Intertidal Monitoring Study in Port Jackson, Sydney', Conference Proceedings and Handbook, Macquarie University, Sydney NSW (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2006 Russell RA, Linz K-B, Markich S, Gifford SP, O'Connor W, Dunstan RH, Macfarlane GR, 'Microanalysis of Pearl and Shell of the Akoya Pearl Oyster', Abstracts, Burswood Entertainment Complex Western Australia (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2006 Geary PM, Mendez H, Dunstan RH, 'Design Considerations in the Performance of Stormwater Devices Incorporating Constructed Wetlands', Proceedings, Lisbon, Portugal (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Phil Geary
2005 Mendez H, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Bacteriological Studies in Urban Surface Wetlands Used for Stormwater Treatment Around Lake Macquarie, NSW', Environmental change making it happen, Hobart, Tasmania (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Phil Geary
2005 Geary PM, Shah V, Dunstan RH, Coombes PJ, Rothkirch TB, 'Bacterial source tracking methods to distinguish between fecal contributions from on-site wastewater systems', On-Site 05 Conference : performance assessment for on-site systems: regulation, operation, and monitoring, Armidale, NSW (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Phil Geary, Tony Rothkirch
2005 Geary PM, Shah V, Dunstan RH, Coombes PJ, Rothkirch TB, 'Bacterial Source Tracing Methods to Distinguish Between Faecal Contributions from On-Site Wastewater Systems', Proceedings of the Performance Assessment for On-Site Systems: Regulation, operation and monitoring conference, University of New England, Armidale, Australia (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Phil Geary, Tony Rothkirch
2005 Crowley ET, Ellis EB, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Kumar R, Jones PD, Davidson P, 'Constipation and Cow's Milk Protein Allergy: a Literature Review', Embracing Diversity, Perth (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams, Tim Roberts
2005 Linz K-B, Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Macfarlane GR, 'The Effects of Intermittent versus Constant Lead (Pb) Exposure on the Pearl Oyster Pinctada imbricata', Australasian Society for Ecotoxicology Annual Conference. Toxicological approaches to predict and assess ecosystem stress, Melbourne (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2005 Crowley ET, Williams LT, Paul M, Ellis EB, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, Kumar R, 'Constipation and Cows Milk Protein Allergy', NSW Primary Health Care and Research Conference, Sydney (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Tim Roberts, Lauren Williams
2005 Coombes PJ, Dunstan RH, Spinks AT, 'An Overview of a Decade of Research into the Quality of Rainwater Supplies Collected from Roofs', New Delhi, India, New Delhi, India (2005) [E3]
2005 Gifford SP, Macfarlane GR, O'Connor WA, Dunstan RH, 'Evaluation of the Pearl Oyster Pinctada Imbricata as a Remediator of Dissolved Lead and Zinc in Coastal Ecosystems', Proceedings 3rd European Bioremediation Conference, Chania, Crete, Greece (2005) [E2]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2005 Gifford SP, Macfarlane GR, O'Connor WA, Dunstan RH, 'Zooremediation:Using Animals to Remediate Aquatic Environments', Proceedings of 3rd European Bioremediation Conference, Chania, Crete, Greece (2005) [E2]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2005 Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Macfarlane GR, 'Uptake of the veterinary antibiotic sulphamethazine by the pearl oyster, P. imbricata', Toxicological approaches to predict and assess ecosystem stress, Melbourne (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2005 O'Connor W, Gifford SP, Macfarlane GR, Dunstan RH, 'Mollusc culture development on the Australian east coast: issues, perceptions and management measures', World Aquaculture 2005: International peace and development through aquaculture, Bali, Indonesia (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2004 Sparkes DL, Robinson GL, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Biochemical anomalies in people with a visual sub-type of dyslexia', CDROM, University of Warwick, United Kingdom (2004) [E1]
Co-authors Diane Sparkes, Tim Roberts
2004 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, 'Application of Emerging Bacterial Source Tracking (BST) Methods to Detect and Distinguish Sources of Fecal Pollution in Waters', Proceedings of the International Conference on Construction, Environment and Manufacturing Systems, Bhubaneswar, India (2004) [E1]
Co-authors Phil Geary
2004 Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor WA, Macfarlane GR, Gosavi K, Toia RF, 'Monitoring for potential negative environmental impacts associated with pearl aquaculture', Abstract Book, Aquaculture 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2004 Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Macfarlane GR, Toia RF, 'Pearl aquaculture: the first candidate for 'Zooremediation'?', Abstract Book, Aquaculture 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2004 Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Macfarlane GR, 'Are environmental monitoring programs necessary for bivalve aquaculture? The Port Stephens, Australia, experience', Abstract Book, Australasian Aquaculture 2004, Sydney (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2004 Coombes PJ, Spinks AT, Evans CA, Dunstan RH, 'Performance of Rainwater Tanks at an Inner City House in Carrington NSW During a Drought', Cities as Catchments: WSUD2004, Adelaide, SA, Australia (2004) [E1]
2004 Robinson GL, Sparkes DL, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, 'Biochemical anomalies in people with Irlen Syndrome', Conference Paper, Brugge, Belgium (2004) [E2]
Co-authors Tim Roberts, Diane Sparkes
2004 Spinks AT, Dunstan RH, Coombes PJ, Kuczera GA, 'Bacterial Water Quality of Rainwater Fed Domestic Hotwater Systems', IWA Leading Edge Sustainability, Sydney, Australia (2004) [E3]
Co-authors George Kuczera
2004 Spinks AT, Dunstan RH, Kuczera GA, 'Urban Rainwater Harvesting: A Comparative Review of Source Water Quality', IWA Leading Edge Sustainability, Sydney, Australia (2004) [E3]
Co-authors George Kuczera
2004 Gifford SP, Macfarlane GR, O'Connor W, Dunstan RH, 'Effects of the pollutants lead, zinc, hexadecane and octocasane on total and shell growth in the akoya pearl oyster, Pinctada imbricata', Molluscan Megadiversity: Sea, Land and Freshwater, Perth (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2004 Shah V, Dunstan RH, Geary PM, 'Choice of bacterial indicator organism and source tracking of faecal pollution in coastal waters', NSW Coastal Conference 2004: Seachange? The delicate balancing act, Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia (2004) [E2]
Co-authors Phil Geary
2004 Coombes PJ, Spinks AT, Evans CA, Dunstan RH, 'Performance of rainwater tanks in the inner city during drought', WSUD2004 Conference, Adelaide (2004) [E3]
2003 Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, Macfarlane GR, O'Connor WA, Toia RF, 'Pearl Aquaculture: Profitable nutrient remediation of coastal ecosystems', Solutions to Pollution: Programme Abstract Book, Christchurch, New Zealand (2003) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2003 Bromley AR, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, Rothkirch TB, Kiernan HL, Hodgson DM, 'Prenatal exposure to LPS Alters Development of the Endocannabinoid System in the Rodent', The Endocrine Society of Australia Proceedings 2003, Melbourne, Victoria (2003) [E3]
Co-authors Tony Rothkirch, Deborah Hodgson, Tim Roberts
2003 Spinks AT, Coombes PJ, Dunstan RH, Kuczera GA, 'Water Quality Treatment Processes in Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Systems', About Water, Wollongong (2003) [E1]
Co-authors George Kuczera
2003 Spinks AT, Dunstan RH, Coombes PJ, Kuczera GA, 'Thermal Destruction Analyses of Water Related Pathogens at Domestic Hot Water System Temperatures', About Water, Wollongong (2003) [E1]
Co-authors George Kuczera
2003 Kuczera GA, Coombes PJ, Dunstan RH, Spinks AT, Holz LM, Kalma JD, 'Integrated Management Of The Urban Water Cycle From The Allotment To The Regional Scale: Opportunities And Benefits', Proceedings Of The International Conference On Water And Environment (WE-2003), Bhopal, India (2003) [E2]
Co-authors George Kuczera, Jetse Kalma
2002 Robinson G, Sparkes D, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, McGregor N, Conway R, 'Biochemical anomalies in people with a visual sub-type of dyslexia', Proceedings of 53rd Annual Conference of the International Dyslexia Association, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2002) [E2]
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2002 Butt HL, Dunstan RH, McGregor N, Roberts TK, ''Bacterial Colonosis' in patients with persistent fatigue', Proceedings of International Clinical and Scientific Meeting, Sydney, NSW (2002) [E3]
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2002 McGregor N, De Becker P, Clifton-Bligh P, Stein E, Butt HL, De Meirleir K, et al., 'Evidence-based model of the pathogenic mechanism associated with symptom expression in ME/CFS', Proceedings of International Clinical and Scientific Meeting, Sydney, NSW (2002) [E3]
Co-authors Katrina King, Tim Roberts
2002 Emms TM, Roberts TK, Butt HL, Buttfield I, McGregor N, Dunstan RH, 'Food intolerance exists as a co-morbidity in chronic fatigue syndrome', Proceedings of International Clinical and Scientific Meeting, Sydney, NSW (2002) [E3]
Co-authors Tim Roberts
2002 Emms TM, Thrift M, Buttfield I, Roberts TK, Butt HL, Dunstan RH, 'Supplementation with l-serine shows potential for symptom management in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)', Proceedings of International Clinical and Scientific Meeting, Sydney, NSW (2002) [E3]
Co-authors Tim Roberts
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants 81
Total funding $5,930,798

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20151 grants / $90,000

Can amino acid supplementation reduce fatigue in CFS patients? A randomized double-blind placebo-based trial.$90,000

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Benjamin Dascombe, Doctor Tim Roberts, Doctor Margaret MacDonald, Doctor Diane Sparkes
Scheme Medical and Scientific Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400814
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20144 grants / $162,870

Susceptibility to significant sweat facilitated loss of amino acids in association with fatigue$99,370

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Benjamin Dascombe, Doctor Tim Roberts
Scheme Medical and Scientific Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300910
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

The metabolic response of Staphylococci to environmental stressors$47,500

Funding body: Gideon Lang Research Foundation

Funding body Gideon Lang Research Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mr Marcus Crompton
Scheme Scholarship Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400684
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Bridging the gap between microbes and minerals: a new perspective on palaeoclimate reconstruction from cave deposits $10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Silvia Frisia, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400023
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Faculty Visiting Fellowship 2014$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401049
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20132 grants / $85,860

Nutritional supplementation using amino acids in prostate cancer radiotherapy patients experiencing significant fatigue: A model for CFS.$80,060

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Chris Wratten, Doctor Tim Roberts
Scheme Medical and Scientific Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200771
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Faculty Visiting Fellowship 2013$5,800

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1401137
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20123 grants / $74,029

Chronic Fatigue Research: investigating metabolic adaptations of chronic infectious bacteria that could contribute to sustained fatigue$51,127

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200885
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Teaching Relief - Frisia$14,902

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101204
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Bio-sustainable Energy Production$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Professor Scott Donne, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Strategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1401020
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20112 grants / $109,327

The evaluation of altered metabolism associated with the development of significant fatigue in prostate cancer patients receiving radiotherapy: Stage two$99,359

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
Scheme Medical and Scientific Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100819
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

The use of Fluorescent Whitening Compounds as Indicators of Human Faecal Contamination in Environmental Waters$9,968

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Craig Evans
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100039
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20106 grants / $1,032,869

An Integrated LC-MS-NMR facility for Applications in Proteomics and Organic Chemistry$500,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Adam McCluskey, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Phillip Robinson, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance, Professor Marcel Maeder, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Shaun Roman, Professor Rob Atkin, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Doctor Mark Baker, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Professor Gottfried Otting, Associate Professor Brett Nixon, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou, Ms Megan Chircop, Doctor Warwick Belcher
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190402
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

An Integrated LC-MS-NMR facility for Applications in Proteomics and Organic Chemistry$280,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Adam McCluskey, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Phillip Robinson, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance, Professor Marcel Maeder, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Shaun Roman, Professor Rob Atkin, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Doctor Mark Baker, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Professor Gottfried Otting, Associate Professor Brett Nixon, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou, Ms Megan Chircop, Doctor Warwick Belcher
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000873
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The Role of Lewis Phenotype and ABH Secretor Status in Relation to Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcal Species in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:A Pilot Study$99,910

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Diane Sparkes, Doctor Margaret MacDonald, Doctor Tim Roberts
Scheme Medical and Scientific Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190483
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

The evaluation of altered metabolism associated with the development of significant fatigue in prostate cancer patients receiving radiotherapy$99,359

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Doctor Chris Wratten, Doctor Colin Tang, Doctor Anne Capp, Doctor Tim Roberts, Doctor Diane Sparkes, Doctor Margaret MacDonald
Scheme Medical and Scientific Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000674
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

The metabolic response of Staphylococci to environmental stressors$43,600

Funding body: Gideon Lang Research Foundation

Funding body Gideon Lang Research Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
Scheme Scholarship Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000756
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Source tracking using alternative faecal indicators in water$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000519
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20097 grants / $1,423,820

Technical laboratory support for existing CFS research programs$82,000

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Doctor Margaret MacDonald, Doctor Diane Sparkes
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189306
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Development of a new clinical diagnostic/bioassay for chronic fatigue syndrome$60,000

Funding body: Queensland Department of Tourism, Regional Development and Industry

Funding body Queensland Department of Tourism, Regional Development and Industry
Project Team Doctor Tim Roberts, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189934
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

ERF Teaching Relief - Bailey, J$16,820

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Judy Bailey
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189833
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20085 grants / $250,000

Molluscan biomonitor for quantification and impact assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals in marine ecosystems$135,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Dr Wayne O'Connor, Dr Lukas Van Zwieten
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188418
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

CEF Admin Relief McLaughlin$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Professor Eileen McLaughlin
Scheme Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189257
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Molluscan biomonitor for quantification and impact assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals in marine ecosystems$30,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Dr Wayne O'Connor, Dr Lukas Van Zwieten
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189236
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Small colon variants of Staphylococci and chronic fatigue illness$20,000

Funding body: Gideon Lang Research Foundation

Funding body Gideon Lang Research Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Scholarship Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188674
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Molluscan biomonitor for quantification and impact assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals in marine ecosystems$15,000

Funding body: Port Stephens Council

Funding body Port Stephens Council
Project Team Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Dr Wayne O'Connor, Dr Lukas Van Zwieten
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189237
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

20075 grants / $203,220

The evaluation of altered metabolism in patients who develop chronic fatigue following cancer radiotherapy (ongoing study)$120,000

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Doctor Diane Sparkes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Associate Professor Surinder Baines, Doctor Chris Wratten, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Doctor Margaret MacDonald
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188042
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Predicting channel recovery processes, rates and pathways in the Snowy River$27,380

Funding body: Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority

Funding body Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
Project Team Conjoint Professor Wayne Erskine, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Student Support Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188015
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Characterisation of microbial and chemical contaminants, bioreaction and water quantity dynamics in rainwater harvesting systems to optimise design$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Doctor Tim Roberts
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187184
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Molluscan biomonitor of estrogenic contaminants$18,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)

Funding body NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)
Project Team Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188009
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Predicting channel recovery processes, rates and pathways in the Snowy River$17,840

Funding body: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Funding body NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Project Team Conjoint Professor Wayne Erskine, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188050
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20064 grants / $244,696

The Importance of Small Colony Variants (SCV's) of toxin producing Coagulase-negative Staphylococci in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome$105,000

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Doctor Tim Roberts, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186782
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Impacts of surfaces and storages on the constituents in harvested water$92,000

Funding body: BlueScope Steel

Funding body BlueScope Steel
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186366
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

The evaulation of altered metabolism in Chronic Fatigue patients following cancer radiotherapy and the efficacy of amino acid supplementation (STAGE TWO)$35,000

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Associate Professor Surinder Baines
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186783
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

The Akoya pearl oyster shell as an archival indicator of metal exposure: field-based validation studies$12,696

Funding body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Funding body AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project Team Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185911
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20059 grants / $393,664

Integrated Water Cycle Management$136,360

Funding body: BlueScope Steel

Funding body BlueScope Steel
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Research Collaboration Agreement
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184442
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

The evaluation of altered metabolism in chronic fatigue patients following cancer radiotherapy and the efficacy of amino acid supplementation$46,000

Funding body: TOP Nutrition

Funding body TOP Nutrition
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185886
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

The production of bacterial virulence factors and the detection of bacterial pathogens$41,079

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185690
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

The regulation of haemolysin production in coagulase negative staphylococci and the development of modulators of bacterial virulence$40,000

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185519
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Integrated Water Cycle Management$36,000

Funding body: BlueScope Water

Funding body BlueScope Water
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185473
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Investigation of mosquitos as potential vectors for disease transmission$35,000

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185065
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

The evaluation of altered metabolism in chronic fatigue patients following cancer radiotherapy and the efficacy of amino acid supplementation$35,000

Funding body: The Mason Foundation

Funding body The Mason Foundation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Doctor Chris Wratten, Associate Professor Surinder Baines
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185518
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

2005 RIBG allocation$19,995

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185834
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Bacteriological Investigations into lakeshore water quality adjacent to stormwater quality improvement devices (SQID's)$4,230

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185628
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

20042 grants / $88,168

Assessing effects of petroleum oil pollution on estuarine rock platform invertebrate communities$70,668

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Robert Toia, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Miss Michael Cove
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183625
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Assessing effects of petroleum oil pollution on estuarine rock platform invertebrate communities.$17,500

Funding body: Shell Co Pty Ltd

Funding body Shell Co Pty Ltd
Project Team Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Robert Toia, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183825
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

200313 grants / $503,000

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$335,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182827
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Analyses of fatty acids, proteins and carbohydrates in junenile oysters.$45,000

Funding body: NSW Fisheries

Funding body NSW Fisheries
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183569
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$35,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Commerce

Funding body NSW Department of Commerce
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183256
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$12,000

Funding body: Analytical Reference Laboratories Pty Ltd

Funding body Analytical Reference Laboratories Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183254
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$12,000

Funding body: Great Lakes Council

Funding body Great Lakes Council
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183257
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$12,000

Funding body: Hastings Council

Funding body Hastings Council
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183259
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments. $12,000

Funding body: Greater Taree City Council

Funding body Greater Taree City Council
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0184497
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

The use of pearl-oyster aquaculture for commercially viable bioremedation of contaminated marine environments$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183148
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Determinants of Radiation-induced fatigue in breast cancer patients$9,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Doctor Chris Wratten, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182343
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$9,000

Funding body: Midcoast County Council

Funding body Midcoast County Council
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183258
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

The use of pearl-oyster aquaculture for commercially viable bioremedation of contaminated marine environments$5,000

Funding body: NSW Fisheries

Funding body NSW Fisheries
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
Scheme University Grant Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183290
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The use of pearl-oyster aquaculture for commercially viable bioremedation of contaminated marine environments$5,000

Funding body: Australian Radiata - Pearl Oyster Production Division

Funding body Australian Radiata - Pearl Oyster Production Division
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
Scheme University Grant Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183291
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$1,500

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183251
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20028 grants / $672,142

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management$299,142

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Emeritus Professor Jetse Kalma, Dr Brendan Berghout, Mr I Grimster
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181151
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management.$100,000

Funding body: Brisbane City Council

Funding body Brisbane City Council
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Emeritus Professor Jetse Kalma, Dr Brendan Berghout, Mr I Grimster
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182251
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management.$94,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Emeritus Professor Jetse Kalma, Dr Brendan Berghout, Mr I Grimster
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182249
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management.$94,000

Funding body: Gosford-Wyong Council`s Water Authority

Funding body Gosford-Wyong Council`s Water Authority
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Emeritus Professor Jetse Kalma, Dr Brendan Berghout, Mr I Grimster
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182250
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management.$60,000

Funding body: Hunter Region Organisation of Councils

Funding body Hunter Region Organisation of Councils
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Emeritus Professor Jetse Kalma, Dr Brendan Berghout, Mr I Grimster
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182252
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Electrophysiological investigations of platelet cells derived from patients with schizophrenia and its associations with membranes composition$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181333
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Elemental flow modelling in biofilms from urban rainwater storage tanks$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181365
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The impact of pearl farming on nutrient and heavy metal cycling in sediments at selected sites in Port Stephens.$5,000

Funding body: NSW Fisheries

Funding body NSW Fisheries
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Professor Robert Toia
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182219
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20012 grants / $435,232

High-Resolution High-Performance LAS/ICP-MS for Elemental Analysis.$430,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Dr Paul Dubowy, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Conjoint Associate Professor Howard Bridgman, Associate Professor David Smith, Dr Philip Binning
Scheme Research Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (RIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179623
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Bacteriological Investigations Associated with Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices.$5,232

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181487
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

19991 grants / $2,400

2nd World Congress on Chronic Fatigue Symdrome and Related Disorders Brussels, Belgium.$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0179079
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19971 grants / $5,000

Secretion of virulence factors by coagulase negative staphylococcus$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176747
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19961 grants / $1

Research into chronic fatigue syndrome.$1

Funding body: Alison Hunter Memorial Fund

Funding body Alison Hunter Memorial Fund
Project Team Doctor Tim Roberts, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176439
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

19942 grants / $18,000

94 GRANT. Relationship between HLA and immunity to viruses in Australian aborigines.$10,000

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Barry Boettcher, Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0173018
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The isolation and detection of oxidised DNA base products as markers of oxidative stress.$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174738
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19922 grants / $76,500

Investigating Algae Bloom Formations in the Williams River$69,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0173434
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Bioaccumulation Studies In Newcastle Waters$7,500

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0173718
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

19911 grants / $60,000

The Use of 13 C-labelled Substrates & Gc-ms tTo Investigate the Organ. Interaction$60,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1991
Funding Finish 1991
GNo G0173826
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed20
Current7

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD3.75

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD The Loss of Amino Acids Via Sweat: Implications for Recovery From Exercise
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD The Loss of Amino Acids Via Sweat: Implications for Recovery From Exercise
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD The Loss of Amino Acids Via Sweat: Implications for Recovery From Exercise
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Metabolic Responses of Staphylococcal Spp. to Environmental Stresses
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD The Development of Microbial Fuel Cells Using High Mineral Ash Biochars
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD The Effect of Environmental Stressors on Proteomic Homeostasis of Staphylococci Species
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Alterations of Metabolic Homeostasis in Staphylococcus Spp. in Response to Environmental Challenges
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Streptomyces as a Source of Geosmin and 2-Methylisoborneol Associated Taste and Odour Episodes in Drinking Water Reservoirs
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Variations in Inorganic and Organic Composition of Roof-Harvested Rainwater: Studies at the Regional and Individual Site Level in Eastern and Southern Australia
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 Masters Shallow Groundwater Quality and Transport of Contaminants from a Domestic Wastewater System
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Mass Spectrometry Measurement of Metals and Metalloproteins in Brain Tissue
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Molluscan Biomonitor for Quantification and Impact Assessment of Estrogenic and Metallic Contaminants in Australian Marine Ecosystems
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Bacterial and Elemental Loading Patterns in Rainwater Harvesting Systems
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Morphological, Ultra-Structural and Metabolomic Changes Associated with Staphylococcal SPP. Exposed to Environmental Stress Conditions
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Phylogenetic Diversity and Spatial and Temporal Variability in the Bacterial Populations of Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Systems
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Bacteriological Studies in Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices (SQIDs) at Lake Macquarie, NSW
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 Masters The Role of Cow's Milk Protein in Children with Chronic Functional Constipation
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Use of Coprostanol and Related Faecal Sterols for Faecal Source Tracking from Diverse Mixed Land Use Catchments
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD Water Quality, Incidental Treatment Train Mechanisms and Health Risks Associated with Urban Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Australia
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2007 PhD Metabolic Homeostasis in a Subtype of Dyslexia
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2007 PhD Biochemical, Immunological, Microbiological and Nutritional Aspects of Autism
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD Early Life Determinants of the Effect of the Endogenous Cannabinoid System on Health Outcomes in Adulthood
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD Dogs, Dwellings and Disease: A Study of Free - Roaming Dogs in a Remote Aboriginal Community
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 PhD Environmental Considerations Associated with the Development of an Akoya Pearl Aquaculture Industry in NSW, Australia
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2005 Masters Delta Haemolysin Production of Long-term Staphylococcus epidermidis Cultures
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2004 PhD Alterations in Metabolism in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2004 PhD Thermostable haemolysins from coagulase negative staphylococci
Biol Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Professor Hugh Dunstan

Position

Head of School
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Biological Sciences

Contact Details

Email hugh.dunstan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5086
Fax (02) 4921 5361

Office

Room SB203
Building Sciences Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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