About

Donna Rudd lectures in the areas of Clinical Biochemistry, Laboratory Management and Medical Laboratory Science in the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences. She has background in Medical Laboratory Science and has completed a PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology.  

Donna has been working in public and private pathology and education roles throughout north Queensland since 1993 and prior to this, worked in Sydney.

Donna's research interests include all things chemical pathology but particularly diagnostics and the translation of biomarkers into clinical practice. Her current projects include development and translation of novel biomarkers for the investigation of renal disease in collaboration with the NICU at TTH, subarachinoid haemorhage  and pregnancy dysfunction.

Teaching
  • BM1001: Introduction to Biomedicine (Level 1; TSV)
  • BM3000: Advanced Projects in Biomedicine (Level 3; TSV)
  • BM5001: Professional Placement 1 Part 1 of 2 (Level 5; TSV)
  • BM5002: Professional Placement 2 Part 2 of 2 (Level 5; TSV)
  • MD2011: Integrated Human System Pathophysiology Part 1 of 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • ML3102: Laboratory Management and Quality Assurance (Level 3; TSV)
  • ML4301: Clinical Biochemistry 1 (Level 4; TSV)
  • ML4302: Clinical Biochemistry 2 (Level 4; TSV)
  • PP3101: Advanced and Integrated Physiology (Level 3; TSV)
  • PP3251: Systemic Pathophysiology and Therapeutics (Level 3; TSV)
  • PP5101: Advanced and Integrated Physiology (Level 5; TSV)
  • PP5251: Systemic Pathophysiology and Therapeutics (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Biomarkers
  • Indigenous Health
  • Diagnosis of renal disease
  • Diagnostics
  • Pathology Utilization
  • Microbiome
Experience
  • 2014 to 2016 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2013 to 2014 - Supervising Scientist Chemical Pathology, Pathology QLD (Townsville)
  • 2002 to 2013 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 1993 to 2002 - Senior Scientist, Townsville Pathology (Townsville)
  • 1985 to 1993 - Scientist, Sugerman's Pathology (Sydney)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2014 - Australian Award for University Teaching -Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Publications

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

Journal Articles
More

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 21+ research outputs authored by Dr Donna Rudd from 2007 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Townsville Health Service District - Study Education Research Trust Account

Discovering the Faecal Microbiome Assoicated with Pre-Term Birth

Indicative Funding
$9,494 (administered by Townsville Hospital and Health Service)
Summary
Development of the pre-term gut microbiome is important for immediate and longer term health outcomes. Much of what is known about the infant and neonatal microbiome has been derived from healthy full term infants. Collecting and understanding the microbiome of the TTH NICU cohort would provide a unique insight into the microbial development and in pre-term babies admited to the NICU. This information will provide further evidence for interventions currently undertaken in the NICU such as administration of probiotics to infants <32 weeks. This project supports evidence-based multidisciplinary research in a novel way to assess the neonatal microbiome development.
Investigators
Yoga Kandasamy, Donna Rudd, Robert Norton and Roger Huerlimann (Townsville Hospital and Health Service, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Townsville Health Service District and College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Human; Neonatal; Term or Pre-Term; Microbiome; Probiotics
Supervision

Advisory Accreditation: I can be on your Advisory Panel as a Primary or Secondary Advisor.

These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Non-invasive assessment of renal parenchymal development in the fetus (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Discovering Faecal Microbiome Associated with Pre-Term Birth (PhD , Primary Advisor)
Completed
Collaboration

The map shows research collaborations by institution from the past 7 years.
Note: Map points are indicative of the countries or states that institutions are associated with.

  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

Connect with me
Share my profile
Share my profile:
jcu.me/donna.rudd

Email
Phone
Location
Advisory Accreditation
Primary Advisor (P)
Find me on…
Icon for Scopus Author page Icon for ORCID profile

Similar to me

  1. Dr Roy Rasalam
    College of Medicine & Dentistry
  2. Dr Joseph Moxon
    College of Medicine & Dentistry
  3. A/Prof Ellen Ariel
    College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
  4. Dr Theophilus Emeto
    College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
  5. Dr Yogavijayan Kandasamy
    College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences