Adam is an Intensive Care Clinician/Scientist who migrated to Adelaide to undertake a PhD programme through the University of Adelaide/Royal Adelaide Hospital. He has a particular interest in glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP), which are secreted by the small intestine and are pivotal in regulating glucose metabolism.

Adam has received numerous grants and awards and has a track record for publishing innovative research (publications). Despite his tendency to tell lame jokes he also frequently presents at national and international meetings (presentations).

His interests include The Collingwood Football Club, drinking aged rum or Islay malts in front of the fire, the Deane children and sleeping (unfortunately the former often markedly reduces the time spent doing the latter).

He is passionate about informing medical students and intensive care trainees about the joys of clinical research. Previous postgraduate students who have worked with Adam are:

  • 2010 Honours Ms Anna Di Bartolomeo
  • 2011 Honours Ms Jennifer Ann Li Sim
  • 2012 Honours Mr Mike Lee and Mr Mahesh Umapathysivam.

If you are interested in undertaking research in ICU please contact Adam at adam.deane@adelaide.edu.au

Adam at graduation with Prof M. Horowitz and A/Prof M. Chapman


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