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Dr James McEvoy-May is a Research Associate in respiratory physiology and radiation biology within the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute at Flinders University. After completing Honours in cancer biology, Dr McEvoy-May completed a Cotutelle PhD where he completed his research across two universities, Flinders University, AUS, and McMaster University, CAN. During his PhD, Dr McEvoy-May conducted clinical audits of ionizing radiation levels during hospital admission to gain knowledge of the current prescription levels by doctors. He then investigated the long-term effects from prenatal radiation exposures, focusing on respiratory physiology and immunology through in vivo models, solidifying a detailed understanding of translational physiology from medically relatable radiation exposures. 

Dr McEvoy-May continues his interest in the respiratory system and radiation biology investigating the immunomodulation properties of ionizing radiation during respiratory inflammation. Using both X-ray and radon decay radiation sources, Dr McEvoy-May aims at detailing the mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory properties of low dose ionizing radiation with hope to translate this methodology clinically into resolving inflammatory disease duration and severity. 

Along with research, Dr McEvoy-May is excited by the education of students and further strive for knowledge and learning. Over recent years, he has participated in the development and delivery of several topics across CMPH and CSE at Flinders University, in a variety of positions. Dr McEvoy-May is also the Education Coordinator for the newly formed Centre for Radiation Research, Education, and Innovation at Adelaide University where he is currently assembling graduate-level resources to further the education of radiation professionals and soon build up the radiation and nuclear science professionals of the future.

External positions

Education Coordinator, Centre for Radiation Research Education and Innovation

Feb 2020 → …


  • QP Physiology
  • Respiratory system
  • Immunology
  • Radiation Biology


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