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RHD has developed extensive expertise in cell and molecular profiling technologies based on metabolomics for the measurement of metabolites in cell systems including bacteria, fungi, molluscs and mammalian tissues and fluids.

The analytical approaches have been developed over the last 20 years and have involved using techniques such as gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and HPLC and have extended towards complex organic analyses of environmental samples to assess pollution profiles and their impacts on metabolism and health.

Over the last 20 years a cell and molecular profiling laboratory has been established for The Pathogenic and Environmental Microbiology Group, which is specifically configured for biological research and contains two GC-MS units, two gas chromatographs (FID and ECD) and HPLC equipment with associated reference databases for peak identification. This represents a unique facility for studying the impact of toxins/pollutants on organisms in the environment and investigating disease mechanisms of pathogenic bacteria. The facilities have also been used via collaborative research programs to investigate anomalies in metabolic homeostasis in patients with chronic illness.

Metabolomics involves profiling metabolites from cell extracts &/or body fluids to identify anomalies in metabolic homeostasis which might be related to specific disease states. Analytical procedures have been developed to assess changes in urine excretion profiles and blood plasma composition in patients and control subjects to determine differences in homeostasis between clinical groups.

A similar approach has been developed for investigating the responses of bacterial pathogens to environmental stresses such as nutrient deprivation, pH and osmotic potential in regard to switching on/off virulence factors. The responses to these stressors appears 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.

The 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.

The laboratory comprises a highly efficient facility for the PCR-based identification of organisms in water and pathology samples, which has led, for example, to the first description of Anaplasma (Erlichia) platys in dogs from northern Australia.

The research capacity of this specialised unit has led to numerous multidisciplinary research collaborations with medical specialists and environmental scientists which have all led to 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 RHD 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.

The concept of cell and molecular profiling has also been extended to investigating miro-ecology of water supplies to determine possible sources of pathogenic organisms in stored water supplies. The basic principles of multivariate analyses have been applied to differentiate biochemical and bacterial profiles of storage systems to understand potential health risks. This research program also provides a model for investigating biofilms and their capacity to survive under adverse conditions and sequester nutrients and chemical pollutants.

Qualifications

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

Research

Research keywords

  • Bacterial metabolism
  • Bioaccumulation of pollutants
  • Chronic fatigue illness
  • Pathogenic Bacteria
  • Water contamination
  • Water microbiology

Research expertise

Research History: RHD has developed extensive expertise in the measurement of metabolites in cell systems including bacteria, fungi, molluscs and mammalian tissues and fluids. The analytical approaches have been developed over the last 25 years and have involved using techniques such as gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and HPLC. RHD brought expertise in GC-MS and HPLC from Oxford to Biological Sciences at The University of Newcastle on his appointment in 1990. Since this appointment, he has developed a specialised cell and molecular profiling laboratory that contains GC, GC-MS, HPLC, HR ICP-MS equipment specifically configured for biological research, making it a unique facility for studying diseases and biological impacts of pollutants. The laboratory also encompasses a microbiology facility for the PCR-based identification of organisms in water and pathology samples.

Research Focus: 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 studies on PCR identification of bacteria, the investigation of the effects of factors regulating bacterial production of toxins, the release of low molecular weight metabolites from bacteria, and more recently, the formation of small colony variants following stress.

(2) Applied environmental research: this area has focussed on 2 major fields of activity:

a. Ecotoxicology: the investigation of bioaccumulation of heavy metals and organic contaminants and the subsequent effects on growth and metabolism in oysters.

b. Water research: the investigation of tracking sources of potential pathogens in water catchments, and the passage of microbes into water storage tanks and the associated risks of subsequent water usage. Biofilms play important roles in nutrient and toxic chemical acquisition, and these are currently under investigation.

(3) Clinical research: collaborations have been made with clinicians to investigate potential anomalies in biochemical homeostasis associated with persistent fatigue. These studies include an investigation of fatigue in cancer patients and the changes in blood and urine biochemistry. A second major study has involved the detection of intracellular bacterial pathogens in specific remote communities using dogs as a model for investigating multiple and simultaneous infections.

These 3 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.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
050299Environmental Science And Management Not Elsewhere Classified50
090799Environmental Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified30
060501Bacteriology20

Collaboration

The development of cell and molecular profiling (CMP) techniques for studying responses of organisms to toxicogenic and pathogenic stress. The research requires multidisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in the Discipline of Biological 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 environmental stresses
  • The detection of metabolic anomalies in chronic fatigue and chronic pain related disorders.

The primary collaboration occurs between colleagues in the University of Gothenburg.

Administrative

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 focussed more on roles relating to University Governence.

  • 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:

  • Management of Budgets
  • Part time teaching allocations
  • Chemicals consumables budget for teaching
  • Establishing spreadsheets for modelling, predicting and monitoring expenditure
  • Managing RHD student completions
  • Approval and processing of RHD scholarship applications
  • Course rationalisation, program review and resource management
  • Review discipline course structure with a view to decrease face-to-face hours for academics
  • Manage staff workload
  • Develop good practice for OH&S in the teaching and research environment.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Microbiology

Teaching expertise

Undergraduate Teaching

RHD teaches first year Biology and third year Microbiology. The topic areas for biology include the basic biological chemistry concepts as well as covering a range of topics including DNA, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. The coursework for Microbiology includes an overview of the diversity of bacteria and archaea, as well as exploring interactions for various symbioses, and an overview of aquatic and terrestrial microbes. In addition, RHD contributes to the newly devised professional lab skills courses in biology which aim 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 degree programs. 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

RHD 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.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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2006Brown 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]
2003McGregor 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

2006Spinks 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]
2006Evans 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]

Publications

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Chapter (2 outputs)

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2013Alreshidi 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

2006Sparkes 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: TIM ROBERTS

Journal article (97 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Kaushik R, Balasubramanian R, Dunstan H, 'Microbial quality and phylogenetic diversity of fresh rainwater and tropical freshwater reservoir', PLoS ONE, 9 (2014)
2014Wehrli 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, (2014)
2014Crompton 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 e92296 (2014)
2013Asquith 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]
2013Dunstan 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]
2013Crowley ET, Williams LT, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, Jones PD, 'Does Milk Cause Constipation? A Crossover Dietary Trial', NUTRIENTS, 5 253-266 (2013) [C1]
2013Onyango 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]
2012Dunstan 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: TIM ROBERTS

2012Andrew-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]

Co-authors: GEOFF MACFARLANE

2012Onyango 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

2012Morrow 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]
2011Dunstan 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]
2011Dunstan 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)
2010Martin 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]
2010Priestley 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]
2010Morrow 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]
2010Martin 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]
2010Jansen 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]
2010Onyango LA, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Filterability of staphylococcal species through membrane filters following application of stressors.', BMC research notes, 3 152 (2010) [C2]
2009Mendez 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]
2009Evans 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]
2009Gifford S, Macfarlane GR, Koller CE, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, 'Zooremediation of contaminated aquatic systems through aquaculture initiatives 750-768 (2009)
2008Priestley 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]
2008Evans 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]
2008Onyango 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]
2008Crowley 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]
2008Evans 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]
2008Shah 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]
2007Shah 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]
2007Shah 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]
2007Gifford 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]
2007Morrow AC, Dunstan RH, King BV, Roberts TK, 'Metabolic effects of static magnetic fields on Streptococcus Pyogenes', Bioelectromagnetics, 28 439-445 (2007) [C1]
2007Niblett 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]
2007Shah 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]
2007Evans 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]
2007Taylor 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)
2006Evans 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]
2006Brown 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]
2006Spinks 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]
2006Macfarlane 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]
2006Shah 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]
2006Martin 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]
2006Gifford 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]
2006Geary PM, Shah V, Dunstan RH, Coombes PJ, Rothkirch TB, 'Tracing faecal contributions from on-site wastewater systems', Water, 33 48-51 (2006) [C1]
2006Taylor 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)
2005Gifford 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]
2005Martin A, Brown GK, Dunstan RH, Roberts TK, 'Anaplasma platys: an improved PCR for its detection in dogs', Experimental Parasitology, 109 176-180 (2005) [C1]
2005Wollenweber 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]
2005Brown 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

2004Gifford 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]
2003Roberts 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

2003Sparkes 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]
2003McGregor 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

2003McGregor 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

2001Robinson 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

2000McGregor 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

2000Dunstan 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]
2000Richards 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

2000Dunstan 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]
2000McGregor 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]
2000Richards 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

2000Richards 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

2000Dunstan 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

2000Richards 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

2000Dunstan 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)
1999Robinson 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

1999Dunstan 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

1999Dunstan 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

1999Denham 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]
1998Walsh 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]
1998Richards 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

1998Butt 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

1998Richards 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

1998Roberts 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]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

1998Avery 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]
1998Walsh 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]
1998Klineberg 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

1997Richards 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)
1997McGregor 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)
1997Walsh 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)
1997Wong 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)
1997Au 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)
1997Ackland 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)
1997Butt 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)
1997Richards RS, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, McGregor NR, Butt HL, 'Erythrocytes as scavengers of free radicals', Australian Journal of Medical Science, 18 142-142 (1997)
1996Sakoff 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]

Co-authors: JENNETTE SAKOFF

1996McGregor 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)
1996Dunstan 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)
1996Avery 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)
1996Amini 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)
1996Dunstan 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)
1996McGregor 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)
1996McGregor 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)
1995WALSH 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)
1995DUNSTAN 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)
1994WALSH 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)
1990Dunstan 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)
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Conference (65 outputs)

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2012Alreshidi 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

2011Wynne 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]
2011Crowley 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]
2010Priestley 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]
2010Nack 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

2008Mendez 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

2008Smith 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]
2008Mendez 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

2008Priestley 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

2008Crowley 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]
2007Lucas 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]
2007Evans 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]
2007Shah 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

2007Geary 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]
2007Lucas 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]
2007Martin 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]
2007Lucas 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]
2007Morrow 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]
2007Geary 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]
2007Crowley 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]
2007Macfarlane 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

2007Priestley 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

2007Bromley 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]
2006Linz 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

2006Evans 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]
2006Shah 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

2006Shah 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

2006Mendez 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

2006Geary 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

2006Mendez H, Geary PM, Dunstan RH, 'Surface Wetland for Treatment of Pathogens in Stormwater', Conference Proceedings, Parramatta, NSW (2006) [E2]

Co-authors: PHIL GEARY

2006Coombes 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]
2006Russell 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

2005Mendez 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

2005Geary 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]
2005Gifford 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

2005Gifford 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

2005Linz 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

2005Crowley 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]
2005Crowley 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]
2005O'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

2005Gifford 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

2005Coombes 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]
2005Geary 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]
2004Shah 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

2004Sparkes 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: TIM ROBERTS

2004Coombes 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]
2004Shah 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

2004Robinson GL, Sparkes DL, Roberts TK, Dunstan RH, 'Biochemical anomalies in people with Irlen Syndrome', Conference Paper, Brugge, Belgium (2004) [E2]

Co-authors: TIM ROBERTS

2004Spinks 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

2004Gifford 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

2004Gifford 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

2004Gifford 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

2004Coombes PJ, Spinks AT, Evans CA, Dunstan RH, 'Performance of rainwater tanks in the inner city during drought', WSUD2004 Conference, Adelaide (2004) [E3]
2004Gifford 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

2004Spinks 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

2003Spinks 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

2003Spinks 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

2003Kuczera 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]
2003Gifford 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

2003Bromley 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]
2002Robinson 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

2002Emms 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

2002Emms 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

2002Butt 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

2002McGregor 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]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants80
Total funding$5,840,798

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2014 (4 grants)

Susceptibility to significant sweat facilitated loss of amino acids in association with fatigue$99,370
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Benjamin Dascombe, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Medical and Scientific Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$99,37020142014
GNo:G1300910

The metabolic response of Staphylococci to environmental stressors$47,500
Funding Body: Gideon Lang Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mr Marcus Crompton
SchemeRole
Scholarship GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$47,50020142017
GNo:G1400684

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

Project Team
Doctor Silvia Frisia, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020142014
GNo:G1400023

Faculty Visiting Fellowship 2014$6,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Visiting FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020142014
GNo:G1401049

2013 (2 grants)

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

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Chris Wratten, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Medical and Scientific Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$80,06020132013
GNo:G1200771

Faculty Visiting Fellowship 2013$5,800
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Visiting FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,80020132013
GNo:G1401137

2012 (3 grants)

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

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$51,12720122014
GNo:G1200885

Teaching Relief - Frisia$14,902
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic WomenChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,90220122012
GNo:G1101204

Bio-sustainable Energy Production$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Professor Scott Donne, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Strategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00020122012
GNo:G1401020

2011 (2 grants)

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

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Medical and Scientific Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$99,35920112011
GNo:G1100819

The use of Fluorescent Whitening Compounds as Indicators of Human Faecal Contamination in Environmental Waters$9,968
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Craig Evans
SchemeRole
Linkage Pilot Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,96820112011
GNo:G1100039

2010 (6 grants)

An Integrated LC-MS-NMR facility for Applications in Proteomics and Organic Chemistry$500,000
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
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$500,00020102010
GNo:G0190402

An Integrated LC-MS-NMR facility for Applications in Proteomics and Organic Chemistry$280,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

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

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Diane Sparkes, Doctor Margaret MacDonald, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Medical and Scientific Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$99,91020102010
GNo:G0190483

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

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
SchemeRole
Medical and Scientific Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$99,35920102010
GNo:G1000674

The metabolic response of Staphylococci to environmental stressors$43,600
Funding Body: Gideon Lang Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Scholarship GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$43,60020102014
GNo:G1000756

Source tracking using alternative faecal indicators in water$10,000
Funding Body: Hunter Water Corporation

Project Team
Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020102010
GNo:G1000519

2009 (7 grants)

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$650,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

An Advanced Mass Spectrometry Facility for Applications in Proteomics and Organic Chemistry$495,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Technical laboratory support for existing CFS research programs$82,000
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Doctor Margaret MacDonald, Doctor Diane Sparkes
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$82,00020092010
GNo:G0189306

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$70,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Development of a new clinical diagnostic/bioassay for chronic fatigue syndrome$60,000
Funding Body: Queensland Department of Tourism, Regional Development and Industry

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020092011
GNo:G0189934

An Advanced Mass Spectrometry Facility for Applications in Proteomics and Organic Chemistry$50,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

ERF Teaching Relief - Bailey, J$16,820
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Judy Bailey
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,82020092009
GNo:G0189833

2008 (5 grants)

Molluscan biomonitor for quantification and impact assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals in marine ecosystems$135,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Dr Wayne O'Connor, Dr Lukas Van Zwieten
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$135,00020082011
GNo:G0188418

CEF Admin Relief McLaughlin$50,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Professor Eileen McLaughlin
SchemeRole
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic WomenChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020082008
GNo:G0189257

Molluscan biomonitor for quantification and impact assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals in marine ecosystems$30,000
Funding Body: Hunter Water Corporation

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Dr Wayne O'Connor, Dr Lukas Van Zwieten
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020082010
GNo:G0189236

Small colon variants of Staphylococci and chronic fatigue illness$20,000
Funding Body: Gideon Lang Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Scholarship GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020082008
GNo:G0188674

Molluscan biomonitor for quantification and impact assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals in marine ecosystems$15,000
Funding Body: Port Stephens Council

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Dr Wayne O'Connor, Dr Lukas Van Zwieten
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020082010
GNo:G0189237

2007 (5 grants)

The evaluation of altered metabolism in patients who develop chronic fatigue following cancer radiotherapy (ongoing study)$120,000
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
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$120,00020072008
GNo:G0188042

Predicting channel recovery processes, rates and pathways in the Snowy River$27,380
Funding Body: Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Wayne Erskine, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Student Support ProjectInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27,38020072011
GNo:G0188015

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

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020072007
GNo:G0187184

Molluscan biomonitor of estrogenic contaminants$18,000
Funding Body: NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$18,00020072009
GNo:G0188009

Predicting channel recovery processes, rates and pathways in the Snowy River$17,840
Funding Body: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Wayne Erskine, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,84020072012
GNo:G0188050

2006 (4 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$105,00020062009
GNo:G0186782

Impacts of surfaces and storages on the constituents in harvested water$92,000
Funding Body: BlueScope Steel

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$92,00020062006
GNo:G0186366

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

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Associate Professor Surinder Baines
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,00020062006
GNo:G0186783

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)

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,69620062006
GNo:G0185911

2005 (9 grants)

Integrated Water Cycle Management$136,360
Funding Body: BlueScope Steel

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Research Collaboration AgreementInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$136,36020052009
GNo:G0184442

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

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$46,00020052006
GNo:G0185886

The production of bacterial virulence factors and the detection of bacterial pathogens$41,079
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$41,07920052005
GNo:G0185690

The regulation of haemolysin production in coagulase negative staphylococci and the development of modulators of bacterial virulence$40,000
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020052005
GNo:G0185519

Integrated Water Cycle Management$36,000
Funding Body: BlueScope Water

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$36,00020052005
GNo:G0185473

Investigation of mosquitos as potential vectors for disease transmission$35,000
Funding Body: The Mason Foundation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,00020052005
GNo:G0185065

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

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts, Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Doctor Chris Wratten, Associate Professor Surinder Baines
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,00020052005
GNo:G0185518

2005 RIBG allocation$19,995
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,99520052005
GNo:G0185834

Bacteriological Investigations into lakeshore water quality adjacent to stormwater quality improvement devices (SQID's)$4,230
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,23020052005
GNo:G0185628

2004 (2 grants)

Assessing effects of petroleum oil pollution on estuarine rock platform invertebrate communities$70,668
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Robert Toia, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Miss Michael Cove
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$70,66820042006
GNo:G0183625

Assessing effects of petroleum oil pollution on estuarine rock platform invertebrate communities.$17,500
Funding Body: Shell Co Pty Ltd

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Robert Toia, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,50020042007
GNo:G0183825

2003 (13 grants)

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)

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
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$335,00020032007
GNo:G0182827

Analyses of fatty acids, proteins and carbohydrates in junenile oysters.$45,000
Funding Body: NSW Fisheries

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$45,00020032004
GNo:G0183569

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

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
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,00020032006
GNo:G0183256

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

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
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020032006
GNo:G0183254

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

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
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020032006
GNo:G0183257

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

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
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020032006
GNo:G0183259

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

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
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020032006
GNo:G0184497

The use of pearl-oyster aquaculture for commercially viable bioremedation of contaminated marine environments$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020032003
GNo:G0183148

Determinants of Radiation-induced fatigue in breast cancer patients$9,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Jim Denham, Doctor Chris Wratten, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Tim Roberts
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,50020032003
GNo:G0182343

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

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
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,00020032005
GNo:G0183258

The use of pearl-oyster aquaculture for commercially viable bioremedation of contaminated marine environments$5,000
Funding Body: Australian Radiata - Pearl Oyster Production Division

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
University Grant Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020032003
GNo:G0183291

The use of pearl-oyster aquaculture for commercially viable bioremedation of contaminated marine environments$5,000
Funding Body: NSW Fisheries

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
University Grant Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020032003
GNo:G0183290

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

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
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020032003
GNo:G0183251

2002 (8 grants)

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management$299,142
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
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$299,14220022004
GNo:G0181151

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management.$100,000
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
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$100,00020022005
GNo:G0182251

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management.$94,000
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
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$94,00020022005
GNo:G0182250

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management.$94,000
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
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$94,00020022005
GNo:G0182249

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management.$60,000
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
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020022004
GNo:G0182252

Electrophysiological investigations of platelet cells derived from patients with schizophrenia and its associations with membranes composition$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020022002
GNo:G0181333

Elemental flow modelling in biofilms from urban rainwater storage tanks$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Professor George Kuczera
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020022002
GNo:G0181365

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

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Professor Robert Toia
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020022002
GNo:G0182219

2001 (2 grants)

High-Resolution High-Performance LAS/ICP-MS for Elemental Analysis.$430,000
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
SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (RIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$430,00020012001
GNo:G0179623

Bacteriological Investigations Associated with Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices.$5,232
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,23220012001
GNo:G0181487

1999 (1 grants)

2nd World Congress on Chronic Fatigue Symdrome and Related Disorders Brussels, Belgium.$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40019991999
GNo:G0179079

1997 (1 grants)

Secretion of virulence factors by coagulase negative staphylococcus$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019971997
GNo:G0176747

1996 (1 grants)

Research into chronic fatigue syndrome.$1
Funding Body: Alison Hunter Memorial Fund

Project Team
Doctor Tim Roberts, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$119961996
GNo:G0176439

1994 (2 grants)

94 GRANT. Relationship between HLA and immunity to viruses in Australian aborigines.$10,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Barry Boettcher, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019941994
GNo:G0173018

The isolation and detection of oxidised DNA base products as markers of oxidative stress.$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00019941994
GNo:G0174738

1992 (2 grants)

Investigating Algae Bloom Formations in the Williams River$69,000
Funding Body: Hunter Water Corporation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$69,00019921994
GNo:G0173434

Bioaccumulation Studies In Newcastle Waters$7,500
Funding Body: Hunter Water Corporation

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,50019921992
GNo:G0173718

1991 (1 grants)

The Use of 13 C-labelled Substrates & Gc-ms tTo Investigate the Organ. Interaction$60,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00019911991
GNo:G0173826
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.15

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorMetabolic Responses of Staphylococcal Spp. to Environmental Stresses
20122019PhD (Chemistry)Co-SupervisorThe Development of Microbial Fuel Cells Using High Mineral Ash Biochars
20112015PhD (Environmental Sc)Co-SupervisorThe Role of Actinomycetes in Taste and Odour Events Involving Geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol in Drinking Water Reservoirs
20112015PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorThe Effect of Environmental Stressors on Proteomic Homeostasis of Staphylococci Species
20102014PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorAlterations of Metabolic Homeostasis in Staphylococcus Spp. in Response to Environmental Challenges

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012M Philosophy (EnvironmentalSc)Co-SupervisorShallow Groundwater Quality and Transport of Contaminants from a Domestic Wastewater System
2012PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorVariations in Inorganic and Organic Composition of Roof-Harvested Rainwater: Studies at the Regional and Individual Site Level in Eastern and Southern Australia
2012PhD (Chemistry)Co-SupervisorMass Spectrometry Measurement of Metals and Metalloproteins in Brain Tissue
2011PhD (Environmental Sc)Co-SupervisorMolluscan Biomonitor for Quantification and Impact Assessment of Estrogenic and Metallic Contaminants in Australian Marine Ecosystems
2010PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorBacterial and Elemental Loading Patterns in Rainwater Harvesting Systems
2010PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorPhylogenetic Diversity and Spatial and Temporal Variability in the Bacterial Populations of Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Systems
2010PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorMorphological, Ultra-Structural and Metabolomic Changes Associated with Staphylococcal SPP. Exposed to Environmental Stress Conditions
2009M MedSc (Nutrition & Diet) [R]Co-SupervisorThe Role of Cow's Milk Protein in Children with Chronic Functional Constipation
2009PhD (Environmental Sc)Co-SupervisorBacteriological Studies in Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices (SQIDs) at Lake Macquarie, NSW
2008PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorWater Quality, Incidental Treatment Train Mechanisms and Health Risks Associated with Urban Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Australia
2008PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorUse of Coprostanol and Related Faecal Sterols for Faecal Source Tracking from Diverse Mixed Land Use Catchments
2007PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorDogs, Dwellings and Disease: A Study of Free - Roaming Dogs in a Remote Aboriginal Community
2007PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorBiochemical, Immunological, Microbiological and Nutritional Aspects of Autism
2007PhD (Psychology - Science)Co-SupervisorEarly Life Determinants of the Effect of the Endogenous Cannabinoid System on Health Outcomes in Adulthood
2007PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorMetabolic Homeostasis in a Subtype of Dyslexia
2006PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorEnvironmental Considerations Associated with the Development of an Akoya Pearl Aquaculture Industry in NSW, Australia
2005M Sc (Biological Sc) [R]Co-SupervisorDelta Haemolysin Production of Long-term Staphylococcus epidermidis Cultures
2004PHD Biol Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorThermostable haemolysins from coagulase negative staphylococci
2004PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorAlterations in Metabolism in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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Professor Richard (Hugh) Dunstan

Work Phone(02) 4921 5086
Fax(02) 4921 5361
Email
PositionHead of School
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaBiological Sciences
Office
SB203,
Sciences Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/hugh-dunstan