Prof. Amanda Salis

With a PhD from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Western Australia, Amanda Salis is a Professor of Obesity Research at the University of Sydney.

Her research expertise spans fundamental research with cell cultures, transgenic mice and rats, to systematic reviews and meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials in adults, qualitative research, and public health research using linked data.

Her in-depth knowledge of strategies for research success comes from having been continuously funded by competitive scholarships, grants and fellowships since 1991, including her current Senior Research Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia, and from her 180+ peer-reviewed papers published in international journals, including Cell Metabolism, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Diabetes, Nature Medicine, Genes and Development, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Click here for a list of her funding and publications (she publishes under her maiden name of Sainsbury).

Amanda has been the primary supervisor for over 16 students who have successfully completed research degrees (7 PhD students, 4 Masters by Research students, and 5 undergraduate Honours students), and she has directly mentored over 15 early-career and middle-career researchers in the preparation and writing of winning funding applications. Moreover, she has taught over 1,000 research trainees in her live workshops since 2010.

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