Lynette Fernandes

Associate Professor, BSc PhD W.Aust.

  • 251 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
19962019
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Personal profile

Biography

Lynette completed her PhD at UWA before taking up postdoctoral positions at The Johns Hopkins University. On returning to UWA, she continued her research in respiratory pharmacology, with an emphasis on airway nerve function and modulation. Additional studies have involved the effects of respiratory viral infection and allergic airways disease on airway inflammation, remodeling and hyperresponsiveness. Lynette was part of a nation-wide team that secured funding from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) for a project entitled “Ensuring quality graduates of Pharmacology”. She has developed a program in responsible conduct in learning and research that has now been embedded within the Pharmacology curriculum. Lynette leads the development and implementation of the multi-disciplinary ethics unit, Social Responsibility in Action SCIE2100, that is available to undergraduate students across UWA. She also developed the ASCEPT Mentoring Program.  Lynette received the ASCEPT Teaching Excellence Award.  She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Roles and responsibilities

Chair, School of Biomedical Sciences Learning and Teaching Committee

School of Biomedical Sciences Executive Committee member

School of Biomedical Sciences Academic COnduct Advisor

School of Biomedical Sciences representative, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Learning and Teaching Committee

Mentor, UWA AFS SFHEA Applicants

Academic Quality and Standards Committee member

Academic Board member

Employability Community of Practice member

UWA Education Leadership Group member

Funding overview

Australian Learning and Teaching Council
National Health and Medical Research Council
Western Australian Institute for Medical Research
Athelstan and Amy Saw Bequest
Asthma Foundation of Western Australia
Arnold Yeldham and Mary Raine Medical Research Foundation of Western Australia

Previous positions

Chair, ASCEPT Education Forum (2014 - 2017)
ASCEPT Director / Councillor (2014 - 2017, 2008 - 2009, 2011)
ASCEPT Mentoring Program Convenor (2008 - 2013)

Current projects

The impact of a multi-disciplinary ethics unit on student ethical perceptions
Student attitudes towards pharmacology practicals
Benchmarking the pharmacology major
Evaluating the pharmacology content on the MD

Teaching overview

PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology (unit coordinator)
PHAR3321 Systems Pharmacology Methods
SCIE2100 Social Responsibility in Action (unit coordinator)

BMED4004 Medical Research Ethics and Clinical Rationale (unit coordinator)

Research

Lynette is interested in:
- improving pharmacology teaching and learning in science and health-related courses
- increasing awareness, knowledge and critical thinking with respect to ethical issues
- gaining a better understanding of mechanisms involved in asthma

Languages

English
Kiswahili

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Certificate in Medical Education, Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

External positions

Education Forum Committee member, Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists

IUPHAR Education Section Executive Committee member

Keywords

  • Education
  • Ethics, responsible conduct of research
  • Respiratory pharmacology

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Research Output 1996 2019

  • 251 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 22 Article
  • 7 Conference paper
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Review article

Implementation of a multi-disciplinary ethics unit

Fernandes, L., Kirkham, G., Babey, A-M. & Blache, D., 13 May 2019, In : International Journal of Ethics Education. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

moral philosophy
social responsibility
student
semester
biology
2 Citations (Scopus)
Curriculum
Curricula
Learning
Research
Students
19 Citations (Scopus)

Rhinovirus Exacerbates House-Dust-Mite Induced Lung Disease in Adult Mice

Phan, J. A., Kicic, A., Berry, L. J., Fernandes, L., Zosky, G., Sly, P. & Larcombe, A., 14 Mar 2014, In : PLoS One. 9, 3, p. e92163

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Human rhinovirus
dust mites
Rhinovirus
Pyroglyphidae
Pulmonary diseases
7 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

An evaluation of pharmacology curricula in Australian science and health-related degree programs

Lloyd, H., Hinton, T., Bullock, S., Babey, A. M., Davis, E., Fernandes, L., Hart, J., Musgrave, I. & Ziogas, J., 2013, In : BMC Medical Education. 13, 1, p. 15pp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
pharmacology
Curriculum
Pharmacology
curriculum
Health
5 Citations (Scopus)

The mechanism of deep inspiration-induced bronchoprotection: Evidence from a mouse model

Wong, R. S., Larcombe, A., Fernandes, L., Zosky, G. & Noble, P., 2012, In : European Respiratory Journal. 40, 4, p. 982-989

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Projects 2000 2008

Prizes

pharmacology
Teaching
education

Medical Educator Fellowship

Lynette Fernandes (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Fellowship

Courses

BMED4004

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PHAR2210

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PHAR2220

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PHAR3321

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