Assoc Professor in Physiology
Associate Professor Wilkinson has a BSc with majors in physiology and pharmacology from the University of Queensland. During her Honours year she studied the impact of tamoxifen on the flow of calcium ions in and out of cells of the uterus and completed a PhD at Macquarie University on the effects on caffeine on embryo development. Following several years teaching first year biology at the University of Sydney, Dr Wilkinson joined CSU.
Dr Wilkinson's research now focuses on complementary medicines and the study of the biological basis of their effects and the reasons why people, particularly health professionals, use complementary medicine.
Associate Professor Wilkinson has held a number of positions at CSU including for course coordinator for hours courses in the School of Biomedical Sciences, course coordinator for the Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine and Sub-Dean Research for the Faculty of Health Studies/Faculty of Science. Most recently she has held the position of Courses Director for the School of Dentistry and Health Sciences. Assoc Professor Wilkinson commenced her current position in April 2015.
Associate Professor Wilkinson has taught and developed subjects across a range of subject areas including physiology and pathophysiology, pharmacology, research methods and evidence-based practice for complementary medicine.
She currently coordinates and teaching the StudyLink subject SSS025 Introduction to Bioscience