PhD, BSc (Hons), BComm, GCULT
Dr Adams is Head of Discipline of Anatomy and Physiology within the School of Dentistry and Medical Science. Dr Adams completed his PhD in Medicine (Neurophysiology) at the University of Melbourne specialising in epilepsy research before undertaking a postdoctoral fellowship investigating schizophrenia at INSERM/University of Strasbourg, France.
Since joining Charles Sturt, Dr Adams has taught a range of subjects within the Anatomy and Physiology discipline at all year levels and across courses, as well as developing subjects in neuroscience and working as a Course Director, in project development and in leadership roles. Dr Adams is located at the Albury-Wodonga campus.
Dr Adams has convened, co-ordinated and taught a wide range of foundation Anatomy and Physiology subjects serving multiple courses, as well as more advanced subjects in pathophysiology, pharmacology and neuroscience.
Dr Adams has a particular interest in innovative approaches to foundation anatomy and physiology education in the contemporary university context and incorporating neuroscience into the learning experience.
While Dr Adams’ primary focus at Charles Sturt has been in learning and teaching, his research interests have developed in the application of neuroscience in tertiary education, particularly at the foundation level where life-long learning patterns may be established. Additionally, Dr Adams has a research interest in the neuroscience of meditation and mindfulness, and the use of mindfulness techniques in education, health and corporate settings.