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Professor Andrea Fuller

QualificationsBScHons, PhD
Phone 0117172162
Organisational Unit School of Physiology

A ndrea Fuller is Director of the Brain Function Research Group and an Associate Professor in the School of Physiology. The main focus of her current research is the physiological capacity of terrestrial mammals to cope with predicted effects of climate change. Her research interests also include game capture physiology and pharmacology, and the relationship between brain and body temperature regulation in mammals. She has received two prestigious awards for outstanding research by young researchers: the Meiring Naude Medal from the Royal Society of South Africa, and the Friedel Sellschop Award from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is an Executive Committee member of The Section on Thermal Physiology, International Union of Physiological Sciences, a founding member of the South African Young Academy of Science, and vice-chairperson of the committee of the Northern Branch of the Royal Society of South Africa.


PASTERNAK G, BROWN LR, KIENZLE S, FULLER A, BARRETT L, HENZI SP.Population ecology of vervet monkeys in a high latitude, semi-arid riparian woodland Koedoe 55(1): 1078, 2013

HETEM RS, STRAUSS WM, FICK LG, MALONEY SK, MEYER LCR, SHOBRAK M, FULLER A, MITCHELL D. Does size matter? Comparison of body temperature and activity of free-living Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) and the smaller Arabian sand gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa marica) in the Saudi desert Journal of Comparative Physiology B 182: 437-449, 2012

SHRESTHA AK, VAN WIEREN SE, VAN LANGEVELDE F, FULLER A, HETEM RS, MEYER LCR, DE BIE S, PRINS HHT. Body temperature variation of three South African antelope in two climatically contrasting environments Journal of Thermal Biology, 37: 171-178, 2012

FULLER A, HETEM RS, MEYER LCR, MALONEY SK. Angularis oculi vein blood flow modulates the magnitude but not the control of selective brain cooling in sheep American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 300: R1409-R1417, 2011  

HETEM RS, DE WITT BA, FICK LG, FULLER A, MALONEY SK, MEYER LCR, MITCHELL D, KERLEY GIH Effects of desertification on the body temperature, activity and water turnover of Angora goats Journal of Arid Environments 75: 20-28, 2011 

MALONEY SK, FULLER A, MEYER LCR, KAMERMAN PR, MITCHELL G, MITCHELL D Minimum daily core body temperature in western grey kangaroos decreases as summer advances: a seasonal pattern, or a direct response to water, heat or energy supply? The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214: 1813-1820, 2011 

MURPHY S, AVIDON I, FULLER A, BENTLEY A The effect of three days of repeated endurance mountain biking on objective and subjective measures of sleep South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 23: 3-8, 2011 

FULLER A, DAWSON T, HELMUTH B, HETEM RS, MITCHELL D, MALONEY SK Physiological mechanisms in coping with climate change Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 83: 713-720, 2010 

HETEM RS, STRAUSS WM, FICK LG, MALONEY SK, MEYER LCR, SHOBRAK M, FULLER A, MITCHELL D Variation in the daily rhythm of body temperature of free-living Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx): does water limitation drive heterothermy? Journal of Comparative Physiology B Biochemical, Systems, and Environmental Physiology, 180: 1111-1119, 2010 

MALONEY SK, FULLER A, MITCHELL D A warming climate remains a plausible hypothesis for the decrease in dark Soay sheep Biology Letters, 6: 680-681, 2010 

MEYER LCR, HETEM RS, FICK LG, MITCHELL D, FULLER A Effects of serotonin agonists and doxapram on respiratory depression and hypoxemia in etorphine-immobilized impala (Aepyceros MelampusJournal of Wildlife Diseases, 46: 514-524, 2010 

WILSON WA, O’RIAIN MJ, HETEM RS, FULLER A, FICK LG.Winter body temperature patterns in free-ranging Cape ground squirrel Xerus inauris: no evidence for torpor Journal of Comparative Physiology B Biochemical, Systems, and Environmental Physiology, 180: 1099-1110, 2010