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NHMRC Senior Research Fellow in the School of Human Sciences, The University of Western Australia

With a BSc (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and a PhD from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Professor Amanda Salis (publishing as Sainsbury) leads a research team at the University of Western Australia that aims to help people to attain and maintain an optimum body weight and composition.

Adept in translating novel research findings into human benefits, Amanda's research into brain control of body weight spans studies with conditional transgenic mice to randomized controlled clinical trials in humans.

Many of Amanda's first or senior-author publications are in highly esteemed journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Genes & Development, Diabetes, or Cell Metabolism.


  • 2020–present
    NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia


  • 1996 
    University of Geneva, PhD
  • 1990 
    University of Western Australia, BSc (Hons 1)