Bev Muhlhausler

Favourite Thing: Learning more about how our bodies and our genes respond to changes in our diet



Chipping Norton Seconday School (UK -year 8), Glenunga International High School (year 9-12)


The University of Adelaide (1997, 1999), University of Freiburg, Germany (1998)

Work History:

as a dental assistant, waitress, lab assistant, aged care worker



Current Job:

I’m a senior research fellow at the University of Adelaide

Me and my work

I look at how being exposed to high fat or high sugar diets before birth or very early in infancy can change an individual’s risk of becoming obese later in life

My Typical Day

I don’t really have a typical day, which is what I love about my job! Some days I in the lab, others meeting with students and basically no day is the same as another!

What I'd do with the money

Use it to produce short videos about my reserach to give to schools and the public

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

determined, helpful, kind

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Like a lot of different music, so favourites change alot..

What is the most fun thing you've done?

Getting married on a tropical island with all my favourite people

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

more time to do all the things I wanted, enough money to not have to worry and my own personal chauffeur

What did you want to be after you left school?

origianally a dentist, then a marine biologist

Were you ever in trouble in at school?

not really – sorry, not that interesting!

What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

presented my work at major international meetings and got really good feedback from some of the leading scientists in my field.

Tell us a joke.