I was awarded my PhD in 2008 in Molecular Biology at the University of Portsmouth, School of Biological Sciences, UK. My research has always focused on epigenetics and its role in cognition specifically learning and memory in disease such as cardiovascular disease. Epigenetics is at the forefront of modern science and is an extremely exciting field of research with the potential for diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of disease.

Since my appointment as lecturer in 2013 at JCU I have received a teaching citation for my oustanding contribution to student learning and numerous teaching awards for my inclusive practice. My teaching has been strongly influenced by transitional pedagogy, focusing on the transition of students into university life. My use innovative online and blended learning resources is effective in engaging and inspiring the students. I am passionate about Anatomy, and I believe that conveying my passion and excitement about anatomy through my teaching will assist in not only in engaging students but in fostering positive approaches to university and professional life.

Other Academic activities:

  • Animal Ethics Monitor (JCU)
  • Reviewer for a range of journals and funding bodies including IJMS, NNS, NSAP and DART.
  • Teaching Anatomy and running dissection classes in local schools including Southern Cross College and Mundingburra State School.
  • BM1002: Anatomy: Principles and Systems (Level 1; TSV)
  • BM1011: Physiological Systems and Processes 1 (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • BM1031: Anatomy and Physiology for Occupational Therapy 1 (Level 1; TSV)
  • BM1041: Anatomy and Physiology for Physiotherapy 1 (Level 1; TSV)
  • BM1051: Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology 1 (Level 1; TSV)
  • BM1061: Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science 1 (Level 1; TSV)
  • MD2011: Integrated Human System Pathophysiology Part 1 of 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • PC3201: Musculoskeletal Pharmacy (Level 3; TSV)
  • Developing blended learning resources to engage and inspire students in the study of anatomy across a variety of health disciplines. Engaging with the community by teaching anatomy in local schools and getting the children excited about anatomy.
  • Epigenetics is an extremely exciting and diverse field of research, which has the potential of generating novel biomarkers and therapeutic treatments in disease. Aligning with one of the four JCU strategic intent themes Tropical Health, Medicine and Biosecurity. My current project is focused on the role epigenetics plays in cognitive deficits in pathological states specifically using the new stroke model I have established here at JCU.
  • Successful teaching requires careful consideration of the levels of knowledge required, methods of delivery, and approaches to student support both between, and within, cohorts. In order to accommodate a very diverse range of learning styles and abilities, I have developed a suite of blended learning tools and resources that can be adapted for each individual cohort. I utilise blended learning and online resources strategically to ensure that technology enhances the student experience and is used appropriately to meet diverse student needs.
  • 2013 to present - Lecturer Anatomy, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2010 to 2013 - Research Associate, Bristol University (England)
  • 2009 to 2010 - Research Scientist, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2005 to 2008 - PhD Student, Portsmouth University (England)
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  • 2017 - Blended Learning and Innovation Grant (BLING) Chief Investigator ($2,900)
  • 2016 - Advanced Queensland Government Grant - Women's Academic Fund ($5,200)
  • 2016 - Teaching citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. 'For implementing blended learning approaches to engage and inspire students in the study of anatomy across a variety of health disciplines.'.
  • 2016 - Graduate Certificate in Education
  • 2015 - Faculty Administered Internal Grant Chief Investigator ($6,000)
  • 2015 - Learning and Teaching grant Development of an ebook ($2000)
  • 2015 - Inclusive Practice Teaching Award (JCU)
  • 2014 - Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine (AITHM) development grant ($35,000)
  • 2014 - Faculty Administered Internal Grant Chief Investigator ($14,000)
  • 2014 - Inclusive Practice Teaching Award (JCU)
  • 2014 - Rising Stars Award ($15,000)
  • 2014 - Research Infrastructure Block grant Chief Investigator ($45,600)
  • 2014 - Comparative Genomics Centre Award Chief Investigator ($5,000)
  • 2009 - Faculty Administered Internal Grant Chief Investigator ($6,500)
  • 2008 - PhD project: The role of linker histones in chicken development.
  • 2008 - Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences - Best Presentation Award
  • 2007 - Biochemistry Journal Travel Grant ($250)
  • 2005 - 1st Class BSc (Hons) Biology
  • Australian Society for Neuroscience (ANS)
  • Australian Vascular Biology Society (AVBS)
  • Australian & New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists (ANZACA)
  • 2017 - Animal Ethics Monitor (JCU)
  • 2014 - Present Learning and Teaching Advisory Group (JCU)
  • 2014 - Present Research and Teaching Research Committee member (JCU)
  • 2016 - CPHMVS BioMed / MedLab / MCB Teaching and Learning committee member (JCU)
  • Nominated for the 2015 Awards for Excellence in the Community and Engagement category.
  • 2015 - Facilitation Workshop (JCU)

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  • Collins A, Gutièrrez-Mecinas M, Trollope A and Reul J (2012) Epigenetics of stress. In: Epigenetics of Lifestyle. Bentham Science, Sharjah, Unites Arab Emirates, pp. 70-89

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 16+ research outputs authored by Dr Alexandra Trollope from 2005 onwards.

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QLD Department of Science, Information, Technology and Innovation - Advance Queensland Women's Academic Fund

Effect of angiopoietin 1 in a mouse model of ischemic stroke

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Stroke is the second biggest cause of mortality in Australia and has a huge socio-economic burden to the health care system. Our research aims to look at how cerebral ischemic stroke outcome can be improved. We aim to establish an animal model for cerebral ischemic stroke, explore the mechanism behind the reduction of a key protein after stroke and assess the effect this protein has in improving patient outcome. This research will provide a reproducible stoke model, establish whether our protein of interest can improve stroke outcome and help explain the mechanism behind the regulation of this protein.
Alexandra Trollope and Jon Golledge (College of Medicine & Dentistry)
Angiopoietin; Stroke

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