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Dr Caroline Bull

Senior Research Scientist


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  • Preventative Health: Minimising disease risk through evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle measures
  • Novel dietary protein sources for human, animal, and environmental health
  • Biomarkers of health and disease risk
  • Telomere length dynamics, DNA damage and chromosome stability
  • Health promotion & positive interventions
  • Healthy ageing: Nutritional innovation for health and longevity
  • Dietary micronutrients for genome health
  • Molecular mechanisms of psychological (Caregiver) stress; impactful interventions to minimise effect of chronic stress exposure on physiology, cognition and disease risk.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2010

    Doctoral Research Medal
    University of Adelaide

  • 2011-2014

    SIEF John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellowship
    SIEF (Science Industry Endowment Fund)

Current Roles

  • Senior Research Scientist / Project Leader
    Molecular Diagnostics Solutions Group, Nutrition & Health Program, CSIRO Health & Biosecurity

  • Visiting Research Fellow
    Microbiology & Immunology, School of Molecular & Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide

Academic Qualifications

  • 2010

    University Medal for PhD in Biological Sciences
    University of Adelaide

  • 2010

    PhD (Microbiology & Immunology)
    University of Adelaide

  • 2005

    BSc Honours (First Class), Immunology
    University of Adelaide

  • 2002

    Bachelor of Science (Double Major: Immunology & Biochemistry)
    University of Adelaide

Professional Experiences

  • 2018-2020

    Team Leader - Research Projects Officer Team
    Molecular Diagnostics Solutions Group, CSIRO Health & Biosecurity

  • 2011-2014

    SIEF John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellow
    Preventative Health Flagship, and Nutritional Genomics Laboratory, CSIRO

  • 2010-2011

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Nutritional Genomics Laboratory, CSIRO Health & Biosecurity

  • 2005-2009

    PhD Candidate
    University of Adelaide (Immunology Dept, Molecular & Biomedical Sciences) & Nutritional Genomics Laboratory, CSIRO


  • 2019-2020

    CSIRO Health & Biosecurity Acorn Grant - "Stress & Health Calculator"

  • 2015-2016

    Hazel Hawke Research Grant in Dementia Care, AADRF (Alzheimers Australia Dementia Research Foundation)

  • 2011-2014

    SIEF John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • 2005-2010

    Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

  • 2005-2010

    CSIRO Postgraduate Studentship

  • June 2014-

    Trainee Award: PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society (PNIRS) to present at Scientific meeting, Philadelphia

  • June 2013-

    Cancer Council “Beat Cancer” & SAHMRI Travel Award to present at Psychoneuroimmunology Society, Stockholm

  • June 2013-

    Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) Travel Award to present at Psychoneuroimmunology Society meeting, Stockholm

  • Sept 2008-

    European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Travel Award to attend "EMBO; Telomeres and the DNA Damage Response", Switzerland

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