BSc(Hons), PhD (Edin)
Prof Quinn is co-founder of a multidisciplinary research team investigating the effects and mode of actions of chemicals, both naturally-occurring products and synthetic compounds, causing toxicity to domestic species, plants and the environment.
This interdisciplinary research team currently comprises postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, honours students and international visiting scientists. The group has active associations with staff members across the schools of Biomedical Sciences, Agriculture and Wine Sciences, and Animal and Veterinary Sciences. External links with this group include: University of Adelaide, the Australian National University, La Trobe University, University of Western Australia, University of Sydney, Department of Agriculture and Food of Western Australia, the Victorian State Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries and as well as producer groups and other external industry partners.
Prof Quinn has undertaken commercially sensitive research for animal health companies and is involved in discovery of novel pharmaceuticals for the animal health industries. She is the Charles Sturt University representative member of the National Strategic Partnership for Animal Welfare and the MLA Strategic Partnership for Animal Welfare, both of which drive change in animal welfare practices in the production industries at a national level in Australia. A/Prof Quinn has provided professional advice for legal firms pursuing claims related to both human and veterinary health.
Prof Quinn works extensively with military veterans exposed to quinolone antimalarials, to gain a better understanding of the neuropsychiatric health conditions that can be caused by this exposure. She is the Scientific Advisor for the Australian Quinoline Veterans and Families Association (QVFA) and has provided evidence on the effects of these drugs to both the Australian and UK governments. She regularly liaises with both government authorities, the pharmaceutical industry, Ex-Services organisations and the media in this capacity.
Meat and Livestock Australia
Prof Quinn teaches into the Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Bachelor of Animal Science and Bachelor of Equine Science degrees administered by the School of Animal and Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University. She is Year 2 Co-Ordinator for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science course and Discipline Head of the Anatomy and Physiology Discipline Group within the School. This group of academics teaches preclinical across all courses within the school.