- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Auckland, 2005
- Master of Science, University of Melbourne, 1982
- Bachelor of Science, University of Otago, 1978
Industry experience, affiliations and achievements
- Research collaboration with University of Auckland.
- Member of the Physiological Society of NZ.
Areas of expertise and research
- Treatment of hypertension using a sheep model.
- Identification and assessment of signalling links between the gut and mammary metabolism in rats.
- Investigation of pancreatic function and peptide changes that may be involved in the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus.
- A study of the effects of pancreatic peptides on insulin release using an isolated rat perfusion model.
- The establishment of an isolated rat lung perfusion model for studying the effects of conditions such as sepsis and diabetes on lung function.
- Further studies using direct MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry to image peptide secretion from pancreatic islets.
- Proteomic analysis to identify the effects of particular alpha cell peptides on secretion of insulin and other pancreatic hormones.
- Working with a team to establish the Wintec Biomolecular Research Group that has equipment and capability to conduct research and offer services in molecular biology.
- Whiting, L. & Stewart, K., and Hay, D. L., Harris, P.W., Choong, B., Phillips, A.R., Brimble, M.A., & Cooper, G. J. S. (2015). Glicentin-related pancreatic polypeptide inhibits glucose-stimulated insulin secretion from the isolated pancreas of adult male rats. Physiological Reports, 3(12).
- Stewart, K., Phillips, A. R. J., Whiting, L., Jullig, M., Middleditch, M. J., & Cooper, G. J. S. (2011). A simple and rapid method for identifying and semi-quantifying peptide hormones in isolated pancreatic islets by direct-tissue matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 25(22), 3387-3395.
- Stewart, K., Cooper, G. J. S., & Davis, S. R. (2009). Coordination of mammary metabolism and blood flow after refeeding in rats. Journal of Dairy Science, 92(4), 1543-1553.