At the nexus of learning and innovation

Professor Poronnik is actively contributing to the transformation of education at the University. He led the program of work involved in the design and implementation of the teaching spaces and shared services model in the Charles Perkins Centre, most notably the flagship X-Lab.

He has had significant impact in creating new opportunities in interdisciplinary research and teaching, as well as initiating two Charles Perkins Centre project nodes: Health and Creativity and the Science of Learning Science.

He has been at the forefront of the University’s Westmead project, raising awareness, creating new units of study, mentoring and designing new educational spaces.

As the program director for medical sciences, Professor Poronnik leads the expert team developing the new curriculum. He plays an integral role in efforts to develop course structures, units of study and educational approaches that effectively address the long-term educational needs of our students. 

Recent publications


Book Chapters

Hinton, T., Yeoman, P., Ashor, L., Poronnik, P. (2017). Spaces enabling change: X-lab and science education 2020. In L. Carvalho, P. Goodyear, M. de Laat (Eds.), Place-based spaces for networked learning, (pp. 207-224). New York: Routledge. [More Information]

Ross, P., Poronnik, P. (2013). Science education in Australia: time of change. In Daniel Lunney, Pat Hutchings and Harry F. Recher (Eds.), Grumpy Scientists: the Ecological Conscience of a Nation, (pp. 59-66). Australia: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. [More Information]

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Han, Y., Ly, N., Tesch, G., Poronnik, P., Nikolic-Paterson, D. (2018). Reduced tubular degradation of glomerular filtered plasma albumin is a common feature in acute and chronic kidney disease. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 45(3), 241-249. [More Information]

Gan, W., Zavortink, M., Ludick, C., Templin, R., Webb, R., Webb, R., Ma, W., Poronnik, P., Parton, R., Gaisano, H., Thorn, P., et al (2017). Cell polarity defines three distinct domains in pancreatic (beta)-cells. Journal of Cell Science, 130(1), 143-151. [More Information]

Ross, P., Poronnik, P. (2017). Deficit and decline in Australian science; when shall we learn? Australian Zoologist, 38(3), 422-429. [More Information]

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Tang, L., Day, M., Engelen, L., Poronnik, P., Bauman, A., Kay, J. (2016). Daily and hourly adherence: towards understanding activity tracker accuracy. 2016 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016), New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]

Martens, W., Poronnik, P., Saunders, D. (2016). Hypothesis-Driven Sonification of Proteomic Data Distributions Indicating Neurodegredation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. 22nd Annual International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2016), Canberra: International Community for Auditory Display (ICAD).

Hryciw, D., Ekberg, J., Lee, A., Lensink, I., Kumar, S., Guggino, W., Cook, D., Pollock, C., Poronnik, P. (2012). Nedd4-2 is required for constitutive albumin endocytosis in proximal tubule cells. 35th International Congress of Physiological Sciences, United States: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

Ekberg, J., Fotia, A., Adams, D., Cook, D., Kumar, S., Poronnik, P. (2005). Sglk-1 and Nedd4/4-2 regulation of voltage-sensitive sodium channels. 35th International Congress of Physiological Sciences, United States: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

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Professor of Biomedical Sciences (Educational Strategy)

Program director for medical sciences



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