Qualifications: 

Doctor of Philosophy – Southern Cross University, NSW 

Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Griffith University, QLD 

Bachelor of Science – Griffith University, QLD 

Professor Sonya Marshall is one of Australia's foremost researchers in the area of
neuroimmunology and has been instrumental in establishing the Public Health and
Neuroimmunology Unit (PHANU) at Bond University. 

Much of her work relates specifically to autoimmunity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
sufferers and she is regularly asked to speak to community groups on behalf of Queensland
Health and NSW Health. Her research in the area of exercise immunology has also
contributed to the body of knowledge relating to the effect of doping in sport and she
serves as Sports Medicine Australia's national spokesperson in this area. 

The vital research conducted by Professor Marshall has attracted more than $1 million in
grant funding and she has produced 21 peer-reviewed papers, five book chapters and one
provisional patent. 

In 2008 Dr Marshall was joint leader of the Bond University team responsible for
developing the the BioSMART program. The team was awarded a prestigious Australian
Teaching and Learning Council Award (formerly known as the Carrick Award) for Outstanding
Contribution to Student Learning and for the quality of student learning over a sustained
period of time. 

Competitive Research Grants: 

2009-2011 Queensland Government Smart State Science Research Grant: 

VALIDATION OF NOVEL BIOMARKER PANEL FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME/MYALGIC
ENCEPHALOMYELITIS 

Chief Investigator Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik 

Value: $553.00.00 

2008 Ramaciotti Foundation 

Value: $30, 000 

S Marshall-Gradisnik 

Collaborations: 

1. Queensland Health Southern Area Population Health Dr Donald Staines 

2. Professor Oguz Baskurt Chairman Department of Medicine University of Antalya Turkey 

3. Professor Herbert M Professor and Vice-Chair Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Keck School of Medicine 1333 San Pablo Street, MMR 226 Los Angeles USA 

4. Professor Nancy Klimas MD Professor of Medicine University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami USA 

5. Jonathan Peake, PhD Research Fellow School of Human Movement Studies | Centre of
Excellence for Applied Sport Science University of Queensland | Queensland Academy of
Sport Brisbane, Australia 

Articles

Red blood cell aggregation parameters measured by capillary tube aggregometer using venous and capillary blood samples (with Michael J. Simmonds, R. M. Christy, Herbert J. Meiselman, and Oguz K. Baskurt), Korea-Australia Rheology Journal (2011)

The extent of red blood cell (RBC) aggregation has widely been accepted as a reliable...

 

Haemorheology of the eastern grey kangaroo and the Tasmanian devil (with Michael J. Simmonds, Oguz K. Baskurt, Herbert J. Meiselman, Michael Pyne, Michael Kakanis, Ekua Brenu, James Keane, and Rhys Christy), Australian journal of zoology (2011)

The blood of two Australian marsupials, the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) and the Tasmanian...

 

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Immunological abnormalities as potential biomarkers in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (with Ekua W. Brenu, Mieke van Driel, Don R. Staines, Kevin Ashton, Sandra B. Ramos, James Keane, and Nancy G. Kilmas), Journal of Translational Medicine (2011)

Background: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is characterized by severe prolonged fatigue, and decreases in...

 

Is there a potential immune dysfunction with anabolic androgenic steroid use?: A review (with Ekua W. Brenu and Lars McNaughton), Mini- Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry (2011)

Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are artificial substances, acting through androgen receptors and were primarily developed...

 

A comparison of capillary and venous blood sampling methods for the use in haemorheology studies (with Michael J. Simmonds, Oguz K. Baskurt, and Herbert J. Meiselman), Clinical hemorheology and microcirculation (2011)

There is accumulating evidence that exercise may improve disturbed haemorheological parameters that are typically observed...

 

Book Chapters

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Vasoactive neuropeptides in autoimmune diseases (with Ekua W. Brenu, Lotti Tajouri, and Donald R. Staines), Autoimmune disorders - Current concepts and advances from bedside to mechanistic insights (2011)

Extract:
Neuropeptides are a class of regulatory peptides with effects in nearly all physiological systems and...

 

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Mechanism of autoimmunity in pregnancy - The good and the bad (with Lotti Tajouri, Ekua W. Brenu, and Donald R. Staines), Autoimmune disorders - Pathogenetic aspects (2011)

Extract:
In humans, female’s humoral and cellular immunity are actually stronger than men (Nalbandian & Kovats,...

 

Immunomodulators as therapeutic strategies for managing Multiple Sclerosis (with Ekua W. Brenu, Lotti Tajouri, and Donald R. Staines), Autoimmune disorders: Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment (2011)

Immunomodulation and immunosuppression are important strategies for monitoring autoimmune disorders. As imbalances in immune function...

 

BioSMART: An integrated programme to enhance graduate skills in biomedical science (with Peter J. Johnson, Kevin Ashton, John Leggett, Russ Chess-Williams, and Debra Henly), Innovations in teaching and learning: Approaches to professional development from across the disciplines: Volume 1, Bond University (2010)

The BioSMART (Scientific Methods for Analytical and Reasoning Skills and Critical Thinking) program was developed...

 

The immune system in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (with Ekua W. Brenu and Donald R. Staines), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Symptoms, causes and prevention (2010)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a heterogeneous multifactorial disease characterised by severe fatigue and...

 

Conference Papers

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Effect of short-term use of testosterone enanthate on personality and mood in healthy young males (with Rosanne A. Coutts, Shane Rogerson, Glen Bede Deakin, Rudi A. Meir, Shi Zhou, and Robert P. Weatherby), American College of Sport Medicine Annual Meeting, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 38, supplement 5 (2006)

Supported by notions that supplementation enhances mental, physical and sexual powers steroid users focus on...

 

Natural killer cell numbers and natural killer cytotoxic activity after six weeks of testosterone enanthate administration in healthy young males (with Shane Rogerson, Glen Bede Deakin, Rosanne A. Coutts, Rudi A. Meir, Shi Zhou, and Robert P. Weatherby), American College of Sport Medicine annual meeting, Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 38, supplement 5 (2006)
 

Performance enhancement and urinary detection after short-term testosterone enanthate use (with Glen Bede Deakin, Shane Rogerson, Rudi A. Meir, Rosanne A. Coutts, Shi Zhou, and Robert P. Weatherby), American College of Sport Medicine annual meeting, Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 38, supplement 5 (2006)

Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) are prohibited substances in sport due to their ability to improve...

 

Natural Killer cell numbers and natural killer cytotoxic activity after 6 weeks of testosterone enanthate administration in health young males (with Shane Rogerson, Glen Bede Deakin, Rudi A. Meir, Rosanne A. Coutts, Shi Zhou, and Robert P. Weatherby), Program & abstracts: Promoting innovation, measuring success: Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Fifth National Physical Activity Conference, Fourth National Sports Injury Prevention Conference: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Dec. 2005, supplement v.8, no. 4 (2005)
 

The effect of short-term use of testosterone enanthate on muscle strength and power in healthy young males (with Shane Rogerson, Robert P. Weatherby, Glen Bede Deakin, Rudi A. Meir, Rosanne A. Coutts, and Shi Zhou), School of Health and Human Sciences Papers (2005)