Dr Joanna Macdonald



Associate Research Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Medicine


+61 3 522 78771


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Participant perspectives of an online co-design process to develop a prevention-focused mental health and well-being platform for primary producers

M Binder, H Beks, V Versace, J Macdonald, C Mckay, S Cunningham, G Wall, K Barnes, S Cornell, M Cock, A Kennedy, K Namara

(2022), Vol. 30, pp. 719-729, Australian Journal of Rural Health, Australia, C1

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From co-design to co-production: Approaches, enablers, and constraints in developing a public health, capacity-building solution

C Cosgrave, A Kennedy, T Dietrich, K Gunn, J MacDonald, C McKay, S Cunningham, S Haren, J Lewis

(2022), Vol. 30, pp. 738-746, Australian Journal of Rural Health, Australia, C1

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Translating co-design from face-to-face to online: An australian primary producer project conducted during covid-19

A Kennedy, C Cosgrave, J Macdonald, K Gunn, T Dietrich, S Brumby

(2021), Vol. 18, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

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Bifunctional aptamer-doxorubicin conjugate crosses the blood-brain barrier and selectively delivers Its payload to EpCAM-positive tumor cells

J Macdonald, D Denoyer, J Henri, A Jamieson, I Burvenich, N Pouliot, S Shigdar

(2020), Vol. 30, pp. 117-128, Nucleic acid therapeutics, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

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Radiolabelled aptamers for theranostic treatment of cancer

Umair Khalid, Chris Vi, Justin Henri, Joanna Macdonald, Peter Eu, Giovanni Mandarano, Sarah Shigdar

(2019), Vol. 12, Pharmaceuticals, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Aptamers as potential therapeutic agents for ovarian cancer

J Henri, J Macdonald, M Strom, W Duan, S Shigdar

(2018), Vol. 145, pp. 34-44, Biochimie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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EpCAM immunotherapy versus specific targeted delivery of drugs

J Macdonald, J Henri, K Roy, E Hays, M Bauer, R Veedu, N Pouliot, S Shigdar

(2018), Vol. 10, Cancers, Switzerland, C1

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Development of a Bifunctional Aptamer Targeting the Transferrin Receptor and Epithelial Cell Adhesion Molecule (EpCAM) for the Treatment of Brain Cancer Metastases

J Macdonald, J Henri, L Goodman, D Xiang, W Duan, S Shigdar

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 777-784, ACS Chemical Neuroscience, United States, C1

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The Application of Aptamers for Immunohistochemistry

M Bauer, J Macdonald, J Henri, W Duan, S Shigdar

(2016), Vol. 26, pp. 120-126, Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, United States, C1

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Truncation and Mutation of a Transferrin Receptor Aptamer Enhances Binding Affinity

J MacDonald, P Houghton, D Xiang, W Duan, S Shigdar

(2016), Vol. 26, pp. 348-354, Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, United States, C1

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Cancer stem cells: a contentious hypothesis now moving forward

M O'Connor, D Xiang, S Shigdar, J Macdonald, Y Li, T Wang, C Pu, Z Wang, L Qiao, W Duan

(2014), Vol. 344, pp. 180-187, Cancer letters, Shannon, Ireland, C1

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Aptamers as theranostic agents: modifications, serum stability and functionalisation

S Shigdar, J Macdonald, M O'Connor, T Wang, D Xiang, H Al.Shamaileh, L Qiao, M Wei, S Zhou, Y Zhu, L Kong, S Bhattacharya, C Li, W Duan

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 13624-13637, Sensors, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Evaluation of Safety in Seafood - Saving lives through a culture of safety.

Dr Joanna Macdonald, Dr Alison Kennedy, Dr Jacquie Cotton, Dr Amity Dunstan

Seafood Industry Australia

  • 2023: $21,763


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