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Dr. Trudi Anne Collet PhD

Current Position:

Lecturer (Level B, step 6)

Leader – Indigenous Medicines Group (

Discipline of Pharmacy, School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health, QUT


Work related experience prior to QUT

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) and Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (Herston). Project Title: Identification of novel serological markers to discriminate between Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Indeterminate Colitis (2007 – 2009).


  • Proprietor/Chief Clinician, Daisy Hill Acupuncture Clinic (1991 – 2001). As chief clinician and business owner during my 10 years of practice, my responsibilities included but were not limited to: the clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients; dispensing of herbal and vitamin supplements; stock control and purchasing; budgetary, payroll and taxation control; collaborations with General Practitioners and Specialists i.e. Infertility, Gynaecology/Obstetrics; management of staff (10 overall, 5 at any one time); public relations.



Summary of service within QUT (2009 – current)

  • Lecturer: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2012 – 2013)

  • Unit coordinator/Lecturer: CSB453 – Pharmacology 3 (2014 – current)

CSB443 – Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology 2 (2014 – current)

LQB383 – Molecular & Cellular Regulation (2013)

LSB275 – Biomolecular Science (2012)

SCB648/CSB463: Pharmacotherapeutics 1 (2009 – 2011; 2013 – current)

LSB325 - Biochemistry (2012)

LQB581 – Functional Biochemistry (2012)




  • PhD – awarded 2007, QUT

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) – awarded 2003, QUT

  • Bachelor of Acupuncture – awarded 1991, Australian College of Natural Medicine



*International student; #I will be supervisor if application is successful; @Endeavour Fellowship applicant from the University of Blumenau, Brazil (nominated by the Vice Chancellor) for six months of her PhD.



  • Australian Wound Management Association Inc

  • Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society

  • Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association

  • Higher Education and Research Development Society of Australasia



Refereed Journal Articles (IF = impact factor; DL = downloads; S = Scopus; WS = Web of Science; GS = Google scholar)

  1. Wynwood, SJ, Craig, SB, Graham, GC, Blair, BR, Burns, M-A, Weier, SL, Collet, TA, & McKay, DB. (2014) The emergence of Leptospira borpetersenii serovar Arborea as the dominant infecting serovar following the summer of natural disasters in Queensand, Australia 2011. Trop Biomed. 31(2): 281 - 285. IF=1.03; DL=27; S=2; WS=2; GS=3

  2. Craig, SB, Collet, TA, Wynwood, SJ, Smythe, LD, Weier, SL, & McKay, DB. (2013) Neutrophil counts in leptospirosis patients infected with different serovars. Trop Biomed. 30(4): 579-583. IF=1.03

  3. Collet, T, Macnaughton, T, Walsh, T, Debattista, J, Timms, P. (2010) Identification of novel markers for uncomplicated genital tract infections and upper genital tract pathology due to Chlamydia trachomatis. Int J Infect Dis. 15(3): 1-10. Corresponding author. IF=2.35; DL=280; S=3; WS=2; GS=6

  4. Treloar, SA, Zhao, ZZ, Collet, T, Duffy, DL, Wicks, J, O’Connor, DTO, Martin, NG and Montgomery, GW. (2005) Association between polymorphisms in the progesterone receptor gene and endometriosis. Mol Human Rep. 11: 641-647. IF=4.54; S=23; WS=21; GS=29


Scholarly Book chapters

  1. Scott B Craig, Sarah J Wynwood, Trudi A Collet, Steven L Weier, David B Mckay. (2015) Leptospirosis and leptospires – the silent assassins. In Sing, Andreas (Ed). Zoonoses: Infections affecting humans and animals – A focus on public health aspects. Springer, pp. 849 - 858.

  2. Hafner, Louise M, Hickey, Danica K, Collet, Trudi A. (2014) Immune regulation of Chlamydia trachomatis infections in the female genital tract. In Lazinica, Aleksandar (Ed.) Immunostimulation. INTECH, Rijeka, Croatia, pp. 177 – 225.



Manuscripts in preparation

  1. *Manirujjaman., *Collet, T., Chowdhury, AR., Suchana, S., Nawshin, LN. (2015) Antimicrobial effects of the ethanolic extract of Cuscuta Reflexa ROXB. (*joint-first authors).

  2. Manirujjaman, Zulfiker, AH., Chowdhury, AR., Collet, T., Rahman, H,m Islam, K. (2015) Evaluation of CNS Depressant Activity of Methanolic and Petroleum Ether Extract of Manilkara Zapota Leaves (in vivo).

  3. Montalbano, G., Collet, T. (2015) Antimicrobial and wound healing effects of Ganoderma lucidum. (Review article).

  4. Hay, V., Collet, T. (2015) Australian native plants and their effects on wound healing. (Review article).




  1. Armitage T, Macnaughton T, Timms P, Walsh T. (2006) Diagnostic methods and kits useful for same. Full patent lodged on 13th September, 2006, PCT AU20060001346.


Refereed conference abstracts

  1. Hogan, RC and Collet, TA. (2014) An Australian native plant: the new gold standard therapeutic for the treatment of MRSA. In Journal of Wound Repair and Regeneration. DL=13

  2. Spierings, Annette and Collet, Trudi. (2014) Wound healing from the outback: novel wound healing therapeutics from native Australian plants. In Australasian Wound and Tissue Repair Society, 4-6 May 2014, Gold Coast, Qld.

  3. Armitage T, Macnaughton T, Debattista J, Walsh T and Timms P. (2006) Identification of novel markers for acute and chronic Chlamydia trachomatis infections. In The Eleventh International Symposium on Human Chlamydial Infections, p603-606.

  4. Armitage TA, Huygens F and Radford-Smith GL. (2008) Identification of novel serological markers for the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease. In Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 23, Supp. 4, A215.


Conference abstracts

  1. Armitage TA, Huygens F and Radford-Smith GL. (2008) Identification of novel serological markers for the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease. Proceedings of the AHMRC, Brisbane, November, p367.



  • 2014 – Best oral presentation at Australian Wound Management Association, Science Week, Princess Alexandra Hospital, August 16, 2014.

  • 2008 – Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Research Foundation Symposium “Best Clinical Science Oral Presentation”, $1000 prize.

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