Researcher biography

Professor McEwan obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham and then held a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Royal Society 1983 University Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford. In 1993, after 4 years as a lecturer at the University of East Anglia, Professor McEwan joined the University of Queensland as a Senior Lecturer. He was promoted to Professor in 2003 and was Head of the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences from 2005-2010.

His research spans bacterial physiology and pathogenesis, redox biology and the role of transition metal ions in host-pathogen interactions. He has published over 140 research papers and research in his laboratory is currently funded by an NHMRC Program grant.

As PVC Research Training, the Dean of the UQ Graduate School and a member of the ACGR Executive Committee, Professor McEwan is leading change in practice in HDR development across Australia.