A/Prof Rachel Davey - POC Co-Chair
Associate Professor Rachel Davey completed her PhD in Physiology at The University of Adelaide in 1998, studying the effects of estrogens and androgens on bone cell metabolism. Associate Professor Davey is currently Head of the Molecular Endocrinology and Musculoskeletal Research Group in the Department of Medicine, Austin Health at the University of Melbourne.
Associate Professor Davey’s research uses the combination of physiology and molecular biology to provide significant insight into the cellular and molecular pathways through which hormones act. Knowledge gained from our research will help build Australia’s health research skills and has potential for the development of improved therapies for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoporosis and sarcopenia.
In recognition of her research and teaching achievements, Associate Professor Rachel Davey was the first Australian to be awarded the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Early Career Teaching Award in 2008 and was the inaugural recipient of the Endocrine Society of Australia Mid-Career Award in 2009.