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Associate Professor Janet Davies

Faculty of Health,
School - Biomedical Sciences

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Name
Associate Professor Janet Davies
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Biomedical Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Biomedical Sciences - CDA
Discipline *
Immunology, Medical Biotechnology, Other Environmental Sciences
Phone
+61 7 3069 7476
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy - Biological Sciences (Murdoch University)

Professional memberships
and associations

World Health Organisation, International Union of Immunological Societies; Allergen Nomenclature Committee.

Associate Editor, Clinical and Experimental Allergy, British Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy.

EAACI, Task Force on Component Resolved Diagnostics.

World Allergy Organization, Aeroallergen Committee.

EAACI, Special Interest Group on Aerobiology and Air Pollution.

ASCIA Immunotherapy Working Party.

European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI).

Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).

Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI).

Women in Technology (WIT).

Keywords

allergy, hay fever, IgE, grass pollen, allergic rhinitis, immunodiagnostics

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Asoc Prof Davies completed her PhD in Biotechnology at Murdoch University and undertook postdoctoral training at Monash University and The Alfred Hospital.  The underlying theme of her research is antigen-antibody interactions. Her current work focuses on applied allergy research to improve diagnosis, treatment and understanding of the immunological mechanism underlying allergic respiratory diseases.  This extends to leading a multidisciplinary pollen aerobiology working group to monitor airborne pollen exposure.  She is an inventor on a patent granted in Australia and three patent applications under examination that underpin development towards more specific immunodiagnosis and treatment for subtropical grass pollen allergy.  The NHMRC, The National Foundation For Medical Research Innovation and The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia support her research.  Dr Davies is engaged in collaborative research with the global leaders in allergy diagnosis (ThermoScientific, Sweden) and treatment (Stallergenes, France), the national pathology service provider Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology and Abacus ALS.
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Janet Davies.

Publications


Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
AusPollen: Implementation of a Standardized National Pollen Alert System for Better Management of Allergic Respiratory Health
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1116107
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
A New and Effective Approach to Reversing Allergic Airways Inflammation
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
APP1043311
Start year
2013
Keywords
Asthma therapy; Gene therapy; Allergic Airways disease; Allergy prevention; Anaphylaxis
Title
Development of an Allergen-Specific Blood Test for Bahia Grass Pollen Allergy
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1017441
Start year
2011
Keywords
Allergy testing; Antibody; Allergen; Diagnosis; Asthma prevalence; Allergy; Allergic rhinitis; Asthma