Dr Alison Care
Dr. Alison Care is an NHMRC CJ Martin Early Career Research Fellow at the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide. Alison completed her PhD in 2012 with Professor Sarah Robertson at the University of Adelaide, where she investigated the role macrophages in early pregnancy success. Following this, Alison moved to the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Professor Sandra Davidge for a period of 5 years, where she was funded by competitive Canadian fellowships from The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Alberta-Innovates Health Solutions. Alison developed high-level techniques and expertise in vascular function research, and began to investigate the causes and the long-term health impacts of pregnancy complications. Alison has since returned to Australia where she is investigating maternal immune regulation of vascular adaptations during pregnancy, with a particular focus on uterine artery function and placental development.