BSc (Flinders Uni), Hons Appl. Sci (UniSA),Grad. Dip.Med. Lab Sc. (UniSA), PhD (UniSA), SFHEA (UK) FASM
After completing her PhD, Dr Vanniasinkam undertook a Postdoctoral research fellowship in an Immunology Laboratory at the Wistar Institute (University of Pennsylvania campus) in Philadelphia, USA, prior to taking up a lecturer position at Charles Sturt University. Dr Vanniasinkam is engaged in research and teaching in microbiology and immunology.
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS
Dr Vanniasinkam has significant experience in the development and delivery of courses (subjects) in Immunology and Microbiology, and program (course) development. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). She also has an interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning and collaborates with colleagues nationally and internationally on teaching related research projects.
TEACHING AWARDS AND CITATIONS
Dr Vanniasinkam's research experience includes DNA and viral vector based vaccine development, development of diagnostic tests for Campylobacter spp. and Rhodococcus equi and epitope mapping of bacterial virulence proteins. Her current research involves vaccine development and development of diagnostic techniques for veterinary pathogens such as equine adenovirus, Campylobacter jejuni and Rhodococcus equi.
Current externally funded projects:
Training Hub promoting Regional Industry and Innovation in Virology and Epidemiology (THRIIVE): Boosting Australia’s Agriculture and Manufacturing Project.