Associate Professor Lesley Lluka

Associate Professor

School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 336 52601


Transporters for Catecholamines and Serotonin. Science Education.

The overall theme of Lesley Lluka's research over 3 decades has been the structure and function of the noradrenaline transporter (NET) and the serotonin transporter (SERT). These transporters are important sites of action of drugs such as antidepressants.

More recently, Lesley Lluka's work has increasingly moved to Science Education, with a focus on areas such as student engagement in practical classes, innovative assessment practices to drive deep learning, and internationalization of the curriculum.

For more information, see Research Interests.

Research Interests

  • Internationalisation of the curriculum in biomedical science
  • Role of tutor training in determining student learning outcomes
  • Vertically integrated practical curriculum in physiology
  • The use of clickers for active learning in lectures and 'lectorials'


  • PhD (Pharmacology), The University of Queensland
  • Master of Pharmacy Studies, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland


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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision