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Associate Professor Genia Burchall

BSc (MLS). MAppSc (MedSc). GradCertTertTeach&Learn. PhD.
Associate Professor - Laboratory Medicine-701174
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
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About Me

Experienced Medical Scientist, Academic & Researcher with a heart and passion to see a positive and powerful transformation in the lives of her students, colleagues and community, near and far! 


I have >22 years of experience within the Medical Laboratory Sciences. I am an experienced Teaching & Research Academic with extensive knowledge and experience in coordination and growth of teaching and research courses/programs/projects within a University environment. I possess leadership and inclusive management experience of multidisciplinary teams and collaborators. I have initiated and expanded opportune collaborations and agreements with key industry, higher education and research partners locally, nationally and internationally. Currently I am the Head of Course (HOC) for the CM18 Master of Laboratory Medicine within the College of Clinical Sciences. 

Universities Studied At

I have completed all my studies including BSc (MLS), MAppSc (MedSc), GradCertTertTeach&Learn and PhD at RMIT University, Melbourne. 

Universities Worked At

I worked at RMIT University between Mar 2009 to Jan 2023. 


 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019: >11 Teaching awards (TOP 15% of University Courses) for outstanding Good Teaching Scores (GTS) from students for Introduction to Laboratory Medicine and Haematology & Transfusion Science 1 courses (Undergraduate & Postgraduate levels).

 2008 – Awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) to be received while undertaking the doctoral degree.

 1997– Awarded Golden Key National Honors Society Membership.

Media Citations

Published in The Conversation:

Doerig C, Burchall G, Adderley J, Williamson T. ‘Host-directed therapy’ could treat infectious diseases – including COVID – and limit drug-resistance. The Conversation. 2022 Apr. 4.

Previous teaching

I have coordinated and developed units at all year levels within both the Bachelor and Master of Laboratory Medicine/Medical Laboratory Science courses, including foundational units (Introduction to Laboratory Medicine, Immunology, Haematology & Transfusion Sciences 1), mid-level courses (Professional Practice in Laboratory Medicine 1 & 2, Principles of Professional Practice) as well as advanced courses (Haematology 2, Advanced Haematology, Advanced Laboratory Medicine – all disciplines).


Professional Experience

I have build and maintained strong relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to the University. I regularly sought to identify opportunities for growth and development of the teaching units and courses as well as research projects I was leading, and where I initiated and fostered a number of stakeholder relationships with key partners including with individuals and organisations within, but not limited to, the Private and Public Pathology Health sectors, but also with Research Institutes, within greater Melbourne, Victoria, nationally and internationally.

Professional Memberships

 2019-2021 Committee member on the Victorian Branch of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS)

 2011 – Current Membership to the Australasian Society of Thrombosis & Haemostasis (ASTH)

 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018 – Member of the Orientation and Open Day Committees (RMIT)

 2010 – Current Membership to the Molecular and Experimental Pathology Society of Australasia (MEPSA)

 2008 – Current Membership to the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS)



I am currently the Head of Course for the CM18 Master of Laboratory Medicine, providing leadership and support to students and to academics and other staff delivering into the course, as well as lead the strategic and pedagogical development of the Laboratory Medicine curriculum to meet national and international benchmarks. I am also responsible for carrying out research and supervision of PhD candidates as well as collaborating with industry and the wider community.  


Professional Interests

Interest in collaboration within and externally to the University, in Industry, Research Centers and the wider community focusing on: Laboratory Medicine (in general), Women's Health, Reproductive Health, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) & VTE prevention/treatment, health measures focusing on those in the Pacific Islands, Heamatology & Haemostasis. 

Industry Reports

Possess in-depth knowledge of successful Industry Engagement - IE (Work Integrated Learning – WIL, placements, projects) processes and programs, including in management of scholarships (Government – Department of Health and Human Services). I initiated and fostered a number of stakeholder relationships with key partners including with individuals and organisations predominately within, but not limited to, the Private and Public Pathology Health sectors, but also with Research Institutes, both locally within greater Melbourne, rural Victoria but also nationally, with international key partnerships and agreements also founded.

Recent Research Projects
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Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3201 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
  • 3202 Clinical Sciences
  • 3215 Reproductive medicine
  • 3299 Other biomedical and clinical sciences
  • 4516 Pacific Peoples health and wellbeing

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Biomedical And Clinical Sciences

Other biomedical and clinical sciences - Other biomedical and clinical sciences not elsewhere classified

Biomedical And Clinical Sciences

Reproductive medicine - Reproductive medicine not elsewhere classified


Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanical Engineering

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