Peter Frappell graduated in 1985 with Honours in zoology from the University of Tasmania, Australia and gained his Ph.D. degree in 1990 from the Flinders University of South Australia. His research interests are focused in the physiological processes and mechanisms that underlie respiratory, thermoregulatory, and energetic adaptation to the environment in a range of animals, from crustaceans to mammals. He was a Medical Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University, Montreal, Canada prior to commencing as a lecturer in 1992 in zoology at La Trobe University. He served as the Head of department from 1999 to 2006 and was promoted to a Reader and an Associate Professor in 2001. From 2007, he served as the Director of Research Development at the Faculty of Law and Management at La Trobe University, and in October 2008 he commenced as a Dean of Graduate Studies and a Professor in zoology at the University of Tasmania. He holds an Honorary Chair at the University of Birmingham, UK and works as a Profesor Visitante de la Universidad, Universdad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. Frappell is a regularly Invited Speaker at international meetings, has presented a number of keynote addresses, and organized several symposia and meetings. He currently serves as a Board Member, International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (since 2002), is the Section Head of Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology for the Commission on Comparative Physiology, International Union of Physiological Sciences (since 2005), is an Editorial Board Member of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (since 1999), and is an Editor of the Australian Journal of Zoology (since 2007).
Biography Updated on 16 July 2009