Dr John Fitter
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 4315|
|Fax||(02) 4985 5895|
Senior Research Associate
School of Medicine and Public Health
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||JHH 3604, John Hunter Hospital|
- PhD, University of Newcastle, 1994
- Diploma of Business (Frontline Management), GE Consultancy Pty Ltd (RTO), 2004
- Advanced Certificate in Aircraft Maint Eng (Elect), Royal Australian Air Force - RTO, 1996
- Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Newcastle, 1987
- development, endocrinology, metamorphosis
- phenotypic plasticity
My research has a diverse background in plant, microbiological and human biology specialising in molecular biology and genetics. I have used this expertise to explore the conservation of hormone regulation in the processes of tadpole metamorphosis and relate this to human birth where the transition from aqueous to terrestrial environments is so similar yet so distant in evolutionary time terms.
Fields of Research
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Centres and Groups
Sessional Teaching program
University of Newcastle, Australia (Teacher)
I have significant training in Laboratory Management and OH&S. I am managing the Mothers & Babies Research Centre laboratories and personnel (~100 people) who include an enormous diversity of disciplines including medicine, biology, chemistry, psychology, engineering, mathematics.
- post graduate training curriculum
- techniques for teaching
I have wide ranging expertise in teaching in diverse settings including lectures, laboratories, field stations and research stations at undergraduate and post-graduate level.