• The University of Western Australia (M310), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Lisa Stinson is a reproductive biologist and molecular microbiologist at The University of Western Australia. Her research interests include the early life microbiome, the human milk microbiome, and the developmental origins of health and disease. She completed her PhD in May 2019, with a thesis titled “The not-so-sterile womb: New data to challenge an old dogma” which was placed on the Dean’s Honourable Mention List. Throughout her PhD she has published extensively, engaged in science communication and public outreach, and presented her work at numerous national and international conferences. Dr Stinson’s research has received numerous awards (including the ASM Nancy Millis Student Award and the inaugural DOHaD ANZ New Investigator Award) and significant media attention. Recently, she was selected as one of the ABC’s Top 5 Scientists. Dr Stinson is currently a postdoc in the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group, where she works on a number of projects related to the human milk microbiome. Dr Stinson aims to develop and apply microbial-based interventions to optimise maternal and infant health and to prevent the development of chronic diseases. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Not-So-Sterile-Womb: New data to challenge an old dogma, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 21 May 2019

Master of Medical Science, Effects and tissue penetration of anti-inflammatory drugs and peptides in an ex-vivo fetal membrane perfusion model, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 1 Mar 2014

Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Nov 2010

Research expertise keywords

  • Microbiome
  • Lactation
  • Reproduction
  • Pregnancy
  • Human milk microbiome
  • Infant microbiome
  • DOHaD
  • Short chain fatty acids (SCFAs)
  • Molecular biology
  • Microbiology


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