Faculty of Science and Technology

Brook-Carter, Phillip (Dr)

Email: phillip.brook-carter@federation.edu.au Dr Phillip Brook-Carter

Room: 2W220

Phone: 5122 6783

Biography

I am a senior lecturer and researcher in the School of Applied and Biomedical Sciences at Federation University Australia. I teach principally to second and third level science students in the areas of molecular biology, cellular communication and occupational health and safety. I also lecture to nursing and medical students on basic endocrine function, cancer and haematopoiesis.

My research is focussed on understanding the interactions between human host cells and the intestinal parasite Giardia Duodenalis at the molecular level. These investigations are designed to uncover molecular targets for drug treatment to reduce the prevalence and duration of parasitism.

I am also engaged in research investigating microbial community dynamics in waste water treatment. This research uses molecular techniques to understand the complex interplay of microbial species in the complex environment of industrial and domestic waste water treatment. This work is applied to the anaerobic digestion of dairy waste and algae, as well as the investigation of microbial community succession in biocomposting industrial solids.

I am currently the health and safety representative for the School and a member of the Health and Safety Implementation Team.

Academic qualifications

PhD - University of Wales College of Medicine 1994

Master of Science - LEIC (Leicester University) 1990

Bachelor of Science (Hons) University of East Anglia 1987 

Postgraduate research supervisions

Current supervision

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: The origin, fate and biological effect of selected compounds on anaerobic / aerobic (MBR) treatment.
  • Supervisors: Brook-Carter, P (Main), Verheyen, V (Associate).

Completed supervision

Student: Ma'Ayeh, S.

  • Thesis title: Molecular and cellular interactions of four Giardia duodenalis isolates with the murine intestinal epithelial cell line IEC-6 in vitro. (PHD) 2013.
  • Supervisors: Brook-Carter, P (Main), Sandeman, M (Associate).

Student: Scholes, E.

  • Thesis title: A study of microbial population dynamics in the anaerobic treatment of industrial waste waters. 2008.
  • Supervisors: Brook-Carter, P (Main), Howgrave-Graham, A (Associate).

Publications

Book chapters

Brook-Carter, P., Craft, J., 2010, Alterations of the reproductive systems across the life span, in Understanding Pathophysiology, eds Judy Craft, Christopher Gordon and Adriana Tiziani, Elsevier, Chatswood NSW Australia, pp. 977-1025.

Brook-Carter, P., Craft, J., 2010, The structure and function of the reproductive systems, in Understanding Pathophysiology, eds Judy Craft, Christopher Gordon and Adriana Tiziani, Elsevier, Chatswood NSW Australia, pp. 943-976.

Journal articles

Ma'ayeh, S.Y., Brook-Carter, P., 2012, Representational difference analysis identifies specific genes in the interaction of Giardia duodenalis with the murine intestinal epithelial cell line, IEC-6,International Journal for Parasitology [P], vol 42, issue 5, Elsevier Ltd, United Kingdom, pp. 501-509.

Conference proceedings

Howgrave-Graham, A., Rayment, P.R., Brook-Carter, P., Freeman, P.L., 2009, Transition from traditional lecturing to problem-based and case-based learning in a final year nursing science subject: exploring student learning and satisfaction, ASERA 2009: The 40th Australasian Science Education Research Association Conference, 1st July 2009 to 4th July 2009, Deakin University, Geelong Vic Australia, p. 42.

McDonnell, E., Artanto, Y., Barbagallo, M.S., Chaffee, A.L., Brook-Carter, P., Verheyen, V., 2007, The effect of batch anaerobic digestion upon MTE wastewaters, Proceedings & Abstracts 11th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion (AD11), 23 September 2007 to 27 September 2007, International Water Association, Brisbane Qld Australia, p. 126.

Other

Ma'ayeh, S., Brook-Carter, P., Schliephake, K., 2011, Proteases of the parasite Giardia duodenalis, Poster Abstract, Lotsa Print, Cairns Qld Australia.

Ma'ayeh, S., Brook-Carter, P., 2011, Representational difference analysis identifies specific genes in the interaction of Giardia duodenalis with IEC-6 cell line, Poster Abstract, Lotsa Print, Cairns Qld Australia.