Dr Jennifer Irwin

Dr Jennifer Irwin

Associate Lecturer

Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Jennifer Irwin is a Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor in the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre (ELFSC) at the University of Newcastle (UON). She has worked within the centre since 2013 and holds a B.Sc. (Hons Class 1, UON) and a PhD in Chemistry (University of Sydney). After completing her PhD studies, she spent 15 years working as a postdoctoral researcher and research scientist at a number of prestigious institutes including the Heart Research Institute (Sydney), CSIRO Plant Industry (Canberra), NSW Centre for Agricultural Genomics (Canberra) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) in Newcastle. During this period, her research interests focussed on the application and translation of pure science at the interface with Human Health. Spectroscopic and proteomic studies resulted in a number of high impact publications and invited scientific presentations.

Her teaching expertise lies in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry and bioscience. In addition to her work for ELFSC, Jennifer has extensive experience teaching undergraduate laboratory classes at UON and the University of Sydney and as a course coordinator and lecturer at undergraduate level at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT, Sydney) and online for Torrens University (Adelaide).

More recent research interests lie in areas of a more pedagogical nature including the development of strategies for the engagement of enabling science students and methods for replicating the conventional classroom in the on-line space.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • biomarker discovery
  • protein chemistry
  • proteomics

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
030201 Bioinorganic Chemistry 30
060109 Proteomics and Intermolecular Interactions (excl. Medical Proteomics) 40
139999 Education not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Australia

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
EPHLTH170 Science Essentials for Nursing & Midwifery
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Tutor 3/03/2014 - 7/07/2014
BHS202A Biochemistry 2
Australasian College of Natural Therpies
Lecturer 1/09/2014 - 12/07/2016
EPSCIE130 Studies in Health Science
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle

EPSCIE130 will introduce students to key principles and topics in biochemistry, physiology, psychology and cognitive science. It will form the basis for subsequent study in a range of health and allied health science disciplines, but is also relevant to students wishing to improve their understanding of science in general. Topics include biochemistry, metabolism and nutrition, physiology, pathology, psychology and cognitive development.

The course is particularly valuable to students intending to study Science (chemistry/biochemistry, molecular biology, psychology), Biomedical science, Food science and human nutrition, Medical radiation science, Nursing and Midwifery, Nutrition and dietetics, Oral health, Pharmacy, Psychology, Speech pathology.

Tutor 22/02/2016 - 27/06/2016
EPHLTH370 Science for Nursing & Midwifery (Intensive)
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Tutor 28/07/2014 - 7/12/2014
EPSCIE120 Studies in Science
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Tutor 4/03/2013 - 12/07/2013
EPSCIE130 Studies in Health Science
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle

EPSCIE130 will introduce students to key principles and topics in biochemistry, physiology, psychology and cognitive science. It will form the basis for subsequent study in a range of health and allied health science disciplines, but is also relevant to students wishing to improve their understanding of science in general. Topics include biochemistry, metabolism and nutrition, physiology, pathology, psychology and cognitive development.

The course is particularly valuable to students intending to study Science (chemistry/biochemistry, molecular biology, psychology), Biomedical science, Food science and human nutrition, Medical radiation science, Nursing and Midwifery, Nutrition and dietetics, Oral health, Pharmacy, Psychology, Speech pathology.

Tutor 23/02/2015 - 29/06/2015
EPHLTH170 Science Essentials for Nursing & Midwifery
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
EPHLTH170 will introduce students to basic mathematics, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology of the human body relevant to studies in the health sciences. Through the use of relevant examples, these theoretical concepts will be applied to a clinical setting. Topics will cover a range of processes that are important to the maintenance of life and some of the medical methods used to measure and understand these. This course is particularly valuable to students wishing to study nursing or midwifery.
Tutor 22/02/2016 - 27/06/2016
EPHLTH370 Science for Nursing & Midwifery
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle

EPHLTH370 will introduce students to basic mathematics, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology of the human body relevant to studies in the health sciences. Through the use of case studies and practical examples, these concepts will be applied to a clinical setting.

Topics will cover a range of processes essential to life, clinical methods of measurement and diagnosis, major body systems and control mechanisms. The relationships between anatomy (structure), physiology (functioning) and biochemistry (molecular interactions) of the human body will be explored. This course is particularly valuable to students wishing to study nursing or midwifery.

Course Coordinator and Lecturer 1/07/2016 - 31/12/2017
EPHLTH270 Science for Nursing and Midwifery 2
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Tutor 28/07/2014 - 7/12/2014
BHS102A Bioscience
Australasian College of Natural Therpies
Lecturer 1/09/2014 - 12/07/2016
BHS105A Biochemistry 1
Australasian College of Natural Therpies
Lecturer 1/09/2014 - 12/07/2016
EPHLTH170 Science Essentials for Nursing & Midwifery
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
EPHLTH170 will introduce students to basic mathematics, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology of the human body relevant to studies in the health sciences. Through the use of relevant examples, these theoretical concepts will be applied to a clinical setting. Topics will cover a range of processes that are important to the maintenance of life and some of the medical methods used to measure and understand these. This course is particularly valuable to students wishing to study nursing or midwifery.
Tutor 23/02/2015 - 29/06/2015
EPSCIE130 Studies in Health Science
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Tutor 3/03/2014 - 7/07/2014
SCIE2004 Biochemistry 1
Torrens University
Lecturer 21/02/2016 - 21/03/2016
EPHLTH270 Science for Nursing and Midwifery 2
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
EPHLTH270 will provide students with an introduction to the organisation and control of the human body from cells to the entire organism with a focus on the clinical environment. Topics will cover the cellular basis of life, tissues, major body systems and control mechanisms. The relationships between anatomy (structure), physiology (functioning) and biochemistry (molecular interactions) of the human body will be explored. This course is particularly valuable to students wishing to study nursing or midwifery.
Tutor 27/07/2015 - 1/12/2015
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Publications

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


Journal article (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Bartholomaeus R, Irwin JA, Shi L, Smith SM, Levina A, Lay PA, 'Isolation, Characterization, and Nuclease Activity of Biologically Relevant Chromium(V) Complexes with Monosaccharides and Model Diols. Likely Intermediates in Chromium-Induced Cancers', INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 52 4282-4292 (2013)
DOI 10.1021/ic3022408
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
2011 Verrills NM, Irwin JA, He XY, Wood LG, Powell H, Simpson JL, et al., 'Identification of novel diagnostic biomarkers for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 183 1633-1643 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1164/rccm.201010-1623OC
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 46
Co-authors Vanessa Mcdonald, Nikki Verrills, Peter Gibson, Alistair Sim, Jodie Simpson, Lisa Wood
2006 Kosar-Hashemi B, Irwin JA, Higgins J, Rahman SU, Morell MK, 'Isolation, identification and characterisation of starch-interacting proteins by 2-D affinity electrophoresis', ELECTROPHORESIS, 27 1832-1839 (2006)
DOI 10.1002/elps.200500400
Citations Web of Science - 5
2005 Nolan AL, Irwin JA, Burns RC, Lawrance GA, 'Reaction kinetics and mechanism of formation of MnW6O24 (8-) by hypochlorous acid oxidation of Mn(II)(aq) in the presence of tungstate', Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms, 5 181-195 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Geoffrey Lawrance
2003 Irwin JA, Tolhurst R, Jackson P, Gale KR, 'Development of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection and quantification of the insecticide tebufenozide in wine', FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL IMMUNOLOGY, 15 93-104 (2003)
DOI 10.1080/09540100400003188
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2003 Codd R, Irwin JA, Lay PA, 'Sialoglycoprotein and carbohydrate complexes in chromium toxicity', CURRENT OPINION IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 7 213-219 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S1367-5931(03)00017-6
Citations Scopus - 51Web of Science - 45
1999 Irwin JA, Ostdal H, Davies MJ, 'Myoglobin-induced oxidative damage: Evidence for radical transfer from oxidized myoglobin to other proteins and antioxidants', ARCHIVES OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS, 362 94-104 (1999) [C1]
DOI 10.1006/abbi.1998.0987
Citations Web of Science - 75
1995 BARRDAVID G, CHARARA M, CODD R, FARRELL RP, IRWIN JA, LAY PA, et al., 'EPR CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CR-V INTERMEDIATES IN THE CR-VI/V OXIDATIONS OF ORGANIC SUBSTRATES AND OF RELEVANCE TO CR-INDUCED CANCERS', JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-FARADAY TRANSACTIONS, 91 1207-1216 (1995)
DOI 10.1039/ft9959101207
Citations Scopus - 86Web of Science - 88
1993 ANGUSDUNNE SJ, IRWIN JA, BURNS RC, LAWRANCE GA, CRAIG DC, 'REACTION-KINETICS AND MECHANISM OF FORMATION OF [MNMO9O32]6- BY HYPOCHLOROUS ACID OXIDATION OF MN2+ (AQ) IN THE PRESENCE OF MOLYBDATE', JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 2717-2726 (1993)
DOI 10.1039/dt9930002717
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Geoffrey Lawrance
1992 Barr-David G, Hambley TW, Irwin JA, Judd RJ, Lay PA, Martin BD, et al., 'Suppression by vanadium(IV) of chromium(V)-mediated DNA cleavage and chromium(VI/V)-induced mutagenesis. Synthesis and crystal structure of the vanadium(IV) complex (NH4)[V(O){HOC(Et)2COO}{OC(Et)2COO}]', Inorganic Chemistry, 31 4906-4908 (1992)
Citations Scopus - 45
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Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Irwin JA, Verrills NM, He XY, Powell H, Wood LG, Gibson PG, 'Proteomic biomarkers as novel clinical diagnostics for airway disease.' (2010)
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Nikki Verrills
2000 Irwin JA, Hill AS, Jackson KL, Webley DJ, 'Antibody Diagnostics for Alternaria alternata Toxins in Wheat and Sorghum.' (2000)
1995 Irwin JA, Lay PA, 'EPR Spectroscopic Study of Cr(V)/Glucose Complexes: Possible Intracellular Intermediates of Relevance to Chromate-Induced Carcinogenesis.', ISMAR 95-- the Next 50 Years: Proceedings of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance XIIth Meeting, 16th-21st July 1995, Sydney, Australia (1995)
1995 Irwin JA, Zhang L, Lay PA, 'EPR Spectroscopic Studies of Cr(V)/Ascorbate Complexes in Relation to Chromium-Induced Cancers.', ISMAR 95-- the Next 50 Years: Proceedings of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance XIIth Meeting, 16th-21st July 1995, Sydney, Australia Volume 17, Issues 1-2 of Bulletin of magnetic resonance (1995)
1991 Baker RSU, Barr-David G, Bonin AM, Dixon NE, Hendry P, Farrell RP, et al., 'Chemistry, Biochemistry and Mutagenicity of Chromium(V).', J. Inorg. Biochem (1991)
DOI 10.1016/0162-0134(91)84448-I
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Dr Jennifer Irwin

Positions

Associate Lecturer
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Casual Teacher
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Casual Lecturer
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Casual Lecturer
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Casual Lecturer
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Contact Details

Email jennifer.irwin@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 02 43484217

Office

Room HO 1.71
Building Humanities Office
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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