Overview

Current Work

Dr Sullivan's current research focuses on the molecular mechanisms that enable bacteria to grow and proliferate during urinary tract infection (UTI). Recent publications have highlighted the virulence factors or global regulators involved in UTIs caused by Uropathogenic Escherichia coli and Streptococcus agalactiae isolates. Working with Prof Glen Ulett, Dr Sullivan continues to examine aspects of Streptococcus and E. coli biology that contribute to human and animal disease.

Prior to joining Griffith University Dr Sullivan worked on aspects of bacterial metabolism that contribute significantly to the global biogeochemical cycling of sulphur and nitrogen. Dr Sullivan was instrumental in characterising the transcriptional control of key enzymes in these environmentally-relevant bacterial metabolic pathways. Dr Sullivan continues to contribute to these areas of environmental microbiology research.
 

Country Affiliations

  • Australia
  • United Kingdom

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 24 (Other: 24)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Contribution to Learning and Teaching

Guest Lecturer in Microbiology for the School of Medicine and the School of Medical Science  

Current and Past Courses

  • Microbiology (2007MSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Medicine 1 (1001MED_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Cells, Tissues & Regulation (1014MSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Cells. Tissues & Regulation (1014MSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Cells. Tissues & Regulation (1014MSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Medicine 1 (8001MED_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology (2003MSC)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Medicine 1 (8001MED_Y1)
    Teacher, In Person, In Field, Other Campus, Semester 1, 2016.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Background

Education and Training

  • BScHons Bachelor Of Science With Honours, University of East Anglia 2004 - 2007
  • PhD Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia 2007 - 2011

Awards and Honours

  • Best Poster - Streptococcal Infections 2017, Lancefield Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases 2017 - 2017
  • Young Scientist Travel Award, ESCMID 2017 - 2017
  • PhD Scholarship, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, UK) 2007 - 2011

Internal service roles

  • ECR Representative, Research Committee, School of Medical Science 2014 - 2018

Professional memberships

  • ASM Full Member, Australian Society of Microbiology 2018 -
  • Young Scientist Member, European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) 2017 -
  • Full Member, Microbiology Society 2015 -
  • ASM Postdoctoral Member, American Society of Microbiology 2015 -
  • MHIQ Staff member, Menzies Health Institute Queensland 2016 - 2017
  • Student Member, Microbiology Society UK 2009 - 2011
  • Postdoctoral Member, Microbiology Society, UK 2015 - 2017

Government representation roles

  • Assistant Chair, Grant Review Panel, National Health and Medical Research Council 2018 - 2018
  • External Assessor, Project Grants, National Health and Medical Research Council 2018 - 2018