Professor Amanda Page to represent The University of Adelaide on CRF Board.
Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation (CRF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Amanda Page to its Honorary Board of Directors, effective September 2023.
Amanda comes to CRF as representative for The University of Adelaide, succeeding Professor John Lynch who contributed a highly valued service to the CRF Board.
Amanda Page is a leading authority on vagal innervation of the gastrointestinal tract and how this relates to major disease states, including obesity. Her research has involved pioneering studies on the phenotypic specialisation of vagal sensory endings, and a substantial amount of work on how they may be modulated pharmacologically. She graduated with a BSc(Hon) in Pharmacology at Liverpool University before embarking on a PhD within the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at University College London. In 1995, on completion of her PhD, she moved to Adelaide, South Australia to take up a research position in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital before moving across to the University of Adelaide. Her research group, the Gastrointestinal Vagal Afferent Research Group, forms part of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute’s (SAHMRI) Nutrition, Diabetes and Gut Health Program for which she is Director.
And as we welcome Amanda to the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation, the Board also wishes to acknowledge and greatly thank Prof. John Lynch for his honorary contributions to helping the Board with its dedication to enriching the lives of children through research.