Dr Alison Care
Dr. Alison Care is an NHMRC CJ Martin Early Career Research Fellow at the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide. Alison completed a Bachelor of Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology with Honours at the University of South Australia in 2004. She subsequently completed her PhD in 2012 with Professor Sarah Robertson at the University of Adelaide, where she investigated the role of the macrophage in early pregnancy success. Following this, Alison moved to Edmonton in Canada for a period of 5 years, where she took a position as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, under the supervision of Professor Sandra Davidge. Here, Alison was funded by competitive Canadian fellowships from The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Alberta-Innovates Health Solutions. Alison developed high-level techniques and expertise in vascular function research. She began to investigate the cause of pregnancy complications and the long-term health impact these complications can have for the mother and her offspring. Alison then received the prestigious CJ Martin postdoctoral fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. She has since returned to Australia where she is investigating maternal immune regulation of vascular adaptations during pregnancy, with a particular focus on uterine artery function and placental development.