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Dr Charmaine Lloyd

Lecturer in Biomedical Science

Biography

Charmaine Lloyd (CL) (BSc MSc PhD) is a lecturer at the School of Health Sciences. She convenes the following units: 'Infections and Immunology for Health Sciences course', 'Health & Disease across the Life Course' and the Capstone 'Health Science Projects'. Her research focusses on medical and applied microbiology. Some of her past research include - vir, emm, spe toxin, T typing, exoenzyme, drug resistance phenotypes of Group A, C and G Streptococci from asymptomatic carriers and clinical cases of pharyngitis & pyoderma; Efficacy and validation of probiotics; Development of novel culture media (Patent awarded <India>) & Antimicrobial, anticancer and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals and enzymes from indigenous Indian medicinal plants, microalgae and environmental fungi. She has guided several undergraduate research projects on antimicrobial purification and characterization & continues to be an industrial consultant in areas of probiotics & mycology. Additionally, as an educator, she is passionate about educational research in biomedical science.

She has been rewarded for her pursuit in teaching excellence with 3 school teaching awards, 2 national (SG) service awards & two IP registered teaching products (Singapore IPOS) to her credit. She is an active member on the Education Special Interest groups (EduSIG) of the Australian Society of Microbiology & Australian Society of Immunology. She is also on the Australian Society of Immunology (ASI) National Curriculum Review Committee.

Charmaine welcomes enquiries from students interested in pursuing projects in public health microbiology, drug discovery against MDR microorganisms, pathogen studies and innovative teaching approaches in Biomedical sciences.

Research interests

Microbiology; Education; Drug discovery; Public Health Microbiology; Applied Microbiology

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Masters by Research or Honours student for the following topics -: Honours or Masters by Research students are welcomed to apply for topics on (a) drug metabolite discovery (b) antimicrobial resistance (c) probiotics (d) gut parasites. Students who would like to explore their own topics of research in microbiology with me, are also welcome to discuss the same.

Fields of Research

  • Medical Microbiology - 320700
  • Biologically Active Molecules - 340401

Teaching areas

Biomedical science;Infectious diseases;Immunology;Genetics;Biosecurity;Health and Disease across the Life Course;Health Science Projects

Awards

  • 2022, Swinburne, Highly commended mention - VC Awards 2022 Engaged Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2022, Swinburne, Adobe Innovation Grant 2022, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2018, National, Registered Product 2 - Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • 2018, National, Govt. of India - Patent (Probiotic medium), University of Madras
  • 2017, National, Registered Product - Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • 2017, National, Excellent Service Award - Gold category, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • 2016, Other, Technology Development and Innovation Fund (Product design), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore)
  • 2015, Other, School teaching award, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • 2014, National, SPRING Innovation Capability Voucher grant, Ngee Ann Polytechnic - Industry partner (Q framing)
  • 2014, National, Excellent Service Award - Gold category, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • 2013, Other, Technology Development and Innovation Fund (TDIF) grant - Antimicrobials from seaweeds, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore)
  • 2013, Other, School teaching award, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • 2011, Other, School teaching award, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • 2010, National, TOTE Model Project grant - Microalgae Lipid candidates - Biofuel, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • 2008, International, FEMS Young Investigator Travel Award to the XVII Lancefield International Symposium on Streptococci & Streptococcal diseases, University of Madras, India
  • 2006, National, CSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Senior Research Competitive Fellowship, University of Madras, India
  • 2004, National, CSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Junior Research competitive Fellowship, University of Madras, India
  • 2002, Other, State-Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology Post Grad grant, University of Madras, India
  • 2002, Other, Dr. Eric Walker SCIEH, Indo-U.K. British Council Project Endowment prize, University of Madras, India

Professional memberships

  • 2018 (current): Member, Australian Society of Microbiology (ASM), Australia
  • 2018 (current): Member, International Federation of Biosafety Associations, International
  • 2021 (current): Member, Australian Society of Immunology (ASI), Australia

Publications

Also published as: Lloyd, Charmaine; Lloyd, C.; Charmaine Lloyd, A. C.; Lloyd, C. A. C.; Lloyd, Charmaine A. C.; Lloyd, Charmaine Ann Celine; Lobo, C.; Lobo, C. A. C.; Lobo, Charmaine; Lobo, Charmaine A. C.; Lobo, Charmaine Ann Celine
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