AuPS Meeting AuPS

November 2022
Hobart, Tas

Invited Lectures

AuPS Invited Lecture

Prof Janna Morrison

Title: Seeing the fetal heart

Janna obtained her Masters in Physiology from the University of Western Ontario in 1998 and her PhD in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences from the University of British Columbia in 2001. She completed a post doc at the University of Toronto in respiratory physiology and then moved to Adelaide. She completed a postdoc at the University of Adelaide where she held Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and then National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral fellowships. She moved to University of South Australia in 2006 with the award of another NHF PDF. Since then, she has held 3 NHMRC/NHF Career Development Fellowships and an ARC Future Fellowship. She is an internationally recognised physiologist, with adjunct positions at the prestigious Sick Kids Hospital and University of Toronto. In the last 5 years she has been awarded over >$7M of funding as CIA and published over 200 peer-reviewed articles. Janna served on the AuPS executive council 2014-2017 and organised the annual meeting in Adelaide in 2016.

Professor Janna Morrison is Director of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the University of South Australia and Head of the Early Origins of Adult Health Research Group. She is a Fellow of the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society. She is Reviewing Editor for the Journal of Physiology and Editor of Themed Issues for the Journal of the Developmental Origins of Adult Health.

Her research focusses on how the fetal cardiovascular system responds to changes in nutrient supply during pregnancy, using MRI to study blood flow and oxygenation in preclinical models of fetal growth restriction. Her work in the field of fetal physiology, where she is pioneering the use of MRI to detect the cardiovascular effects of fetal growth restriction with the goal of improving heart health across the lifespan.

AuPS Plenary Lecture

The AuPS plenary lecture will be announced mid-year

AuPS Michael Roberts Prize Lectures
(2020 winner)

Dr Charles Sevigny

University of Melbourne


Time: TBC

Title: Maintaining an Individualised Student-Centred Experience in Blended, technology-Enhanced Learning


Dr Charles Sevigny is the proud recipient of the 2020 Michael Roberts award, cited for his "active engagement and excellence in teaching and learning, focus and development of digital learning modalities in the School and recognition of his outstanding pastoral care". Charles is the Director of Digital Learning for the School of Biomedical Sciences and the Director of Teaching and Learning in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Melbourne. He also coordinates three units and delivers over 100 lectures per year to more than 1200 students. These combined interests in digitally-enabled and face-to-face teaching are underpinned by the desire to deliver a blended, student centred experience which involves students as individuals despite online learning and large class sizes.

AuPS Michael Roberts Prize Lectures
(2021 winner)

Assoc.Prof Christian Moro

Bond University


Time: TBC

Title: The school of hard knocks: what did not work when introducing technology-enhanced learning to physiology lectures, labs and workshops.


Associate Professor Christian Moro was awarded the 2021 Michael Roberts Prize for excellence in teaching. Christian is the Science and Scholarship Domain Lead and Head of Physiology within the Bond University Medical Program. Christian is an active teaching academic, developing and investigating evidence-based resources for medical, health and science education. In this role, he has created a range of novel technological tools that enhance learning, participation and interaction in both university and clinical settings. Christian runs the YouTube and Instagram educational channels, Physiology with Christian, with his teaching practices receiving a number of recent awards alongside this AuPS recognition, including the QS Reimagine Award (USA/UK), Australian AAUT Teaching Excellence Award, The Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award, the ASCILITE Innovation Award and the Physiological Society (UK) David Jordan Teaching Award.