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Dr Andrea Crampton' s research interests are divided into two strands:- 'wet' research which stems from her background as a parasitologist; and 'dry' research based on her interest in science education. Andrea's research career began with an honors project on the phylongy of cattle ticks, and a PhD on the genetic basis of pesticide resistance in ticks. Research projects since include a US Army funded project exploring the genetic basis of the Anopheles immune response to plasmodium infection (malaria); the genetic basis of human facial characteristics for future forensic uses; and integrated parasite management in sheep. A 'wet' or water research project was a study on rural drinking water quality. Under 'dry' research is her interest in the application of effective technologies in teaching science (Andrea won the international teaching with Sakai Innovation Award in 2009), and an analysis students' use of resources and academics' time.

Research Interests

  • Water quality
  • Microbiology and parasitology
  • Science communication
  • Health and environmental literacy

Professional Information

Editorial roles on journals:

Associate Editor of Rural Society.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland


Award Date: 01 Jan 1999

Bachelor of Science (Hons 1), University of Queensland


Award Date: 01 Jan 1994


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