Professor Ross McKinnon

B Pharm, B Sci (Hons), PhD, FFIP, FGLF, FAHMS, MAICD

  • 4304 Citations
  • 34 h-Index
1988 …2020

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research Biography

Welcome to my homepage. I am currently Beat Cancer Professorial Chair in the College of Medicine and Public Health. I was previously Foundation Director of the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute and Dean (Research). A former Flinders School of Medicine PhD graduate, I joined Flinders as Director of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer in 2011 after 16 years with UniSA, stepping down from this role in 2018. At UniSA, I was the inaugural Director of the Sansom Institute (2005-2009) and Associate Head (Research) of the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences. An academic pharmacist, I have broad research interests in the pharmacology, pharmaceutical biotechnology and molecular oncology areas. I am a co-inventor of patents relating to cancer chemoprevention (PharmaQest) and the discovery of novel anti-inflammatory compounds. I am a Board Member of Therapeutic Innovation Australia and the Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation. I am a former Vice-President of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), which represents more than three million pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists globally.

Research Interests

I have broad interests in the pharmacy and pharmaceutical science discipline including drug discovery and development, pharmacogenomics and the quality use of medicines.

Currently funded projects include:

  • Precision approaches to anti-cancer medicines (Funding: Cancer Council SA, NHMRC)
  • Glucuronidation and cancer (Funding: Cancer Council SA, NHMRC)
  • Development of medicines based on traditional indigenous medicine: a collaborative project with the Chuulangun Aboriginal Corporation (Funding: NHMRC, UniSA)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Ross McKinnon is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 3 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

A literature review of treatment-specific clinical prediction models in patients with breast cancer

Modi, N. D., Sorich, M. J., Rowland, A., Logan, J. M., McKinnon, R. A., Kichenadasse, G., Wiese, M. D. & Hopkins, A. M., Apr 2020, In : Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology. 148, 8 p., 102908.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Binding of clozapine to the GABAB receptor: clinical and structural insights

    Nair, P. C., McKinnon, R. A., Miners, J. O. & Bastiampillai, T., 1 Sep 2020, In : MOLECULAR PSYCHIATRY. 25, 9, p. 1910-1919 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 3 Downloads (Pure)

    Nuances to precision dosing strategies of targeted cancer medicines

    Hopkins, A. M., Menz, B. D., Wiese, M. D., Kichenadasse, G., Gurney, H., McKinnon, R. A., Rowland, A. & Sorich, M. J., Aug 2020, In : Pharmacology research & perspectives. 8, 4, 9 p., e00625.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • Predicting Thrombocytopenia in Patients With Breast Cancer Treated With Ado-trastuzumab Emtansine

    Modi, N. D., Sorich, M. J., Rowland, A., McKinnon, R. A., Koczwara, B., Wiese, M. D. & Hopkins, A. M., Apr 2020, In : Clinical Breast Cancer. 20, 2, p. e220-e228

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    AAHMS Fellowship

    McKinnon, Ross (Recipient), 2016


    APSA Medal

    McKinnon, Ross (Recipient), 6 Dec 2011


  • FIP Fellowship

    McKinnon, Ross (Recipient), 2014


  • Tall Poppy Award

    McKinnon, Ross (Recipient), 2000