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.

  • BM1001: Introduction to Biomedicine (Level 1; 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)
  • Biomarkers
  • Indigenous Health
  • Diagnosis of renal disease
  • Diagnostics
  • Pathology Utilization
  • Microbiome
  • 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)
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  • 2014 - Australian Award for University Teaching -Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 19+ research outputs authored by Dr Donna Rudd from 2007 onwards.


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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.

  • Non-invasive assessment of renal parenchymal development in the fetus (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Discovering Faecal Microbiome Associated with Pre-Term Birth (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • The Safety and Efficacy of Nitrate N Supplementation to Bos Indicus Cattle (2017, PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • An Investigation in Pre-Analytical Error in a Medium Sized Pathology Laboratory: Frequency, Origin, Type and a Proposed Intervention (2016, Masters , Secondary Advisor)

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  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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