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Dr Hayley Abbiss

Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5955
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.364  

Overview of role

Hayley is a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the Centre for Integrative Metabolomics and Computational Biology (CIMCB) in the School of Science.

Current Teaching

  • SCC1126 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • SCC2211 Organic Chemistry
  • SCC3201 Analytical Chemistry


Hayley is an early career researcher experienced in analytical chemistry and metabolomics, in particular, the use of gas and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry techniques for profiling small molecules in complex samples. To date the majority of this work has been in biochemistry, exploring human and animal samples for small molecule biomarkers of diseases such as asthma, otitis media and polycystic kidney disease. Hayley has also used these metabolomics approaches in agriculture and food systems to uncover biochemical mechanisms underlying grain quality.

Professional Memberships

  • 2019 - Australia and New Zealand Metabolomics Network (Member)
  • 2017 - Metabolomics Australia Bioinformatics Working Group (Member)
  • 2016 - Western Australian Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (Member)
  • 2015 - Metabolomics Society (Member)
  • 2012 - American Society for Mass Spectrometry (Member)
  • 2010 - Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (Member)
  • 2010 - Royal Australian Chemical Institute (Member)

Awards and Recognition

  • 2012 - Poster prize for the ‘Omics’ discipline at the 22nd annual Combined Biological Sciences Meeting, Perth, WA
  • 2011 - Poster prize for the RACI synthetic and organic group virtual poster competition, Perth, WA
  • 2009 - Dean’s List, Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA

Research Areas and Interests

  • Chromatography
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Metabolomics


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University, 2018.
  • Bachelor of Science majoring in Env Science & Appplied Chemi, Edith Cowan University, 2009.


Recent Research Grants

  • Influence of Enzyme Rich Malt Extract on gut health symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and endurance exercise performance,  Ateria Health Australia Pty Ltd,  Grant,  2020 - 2023,  $716,590.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Abbiss, H., Gummer, J., Francki, M., Trengove, RD., (2020), Untargeted liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry-based metabolomics analysis of wheat grain. Journal of Visualized Experiments, March(157), e60851, United States, DOI: 10.3791/60851.
  • Abbiss, H., Maker, GL., Trengove, RD., (2019), Metabolomics approaches for the diagnosis and understanding of kidney diseases. Metabolites, 9(2), Article number 34, DOI: 10.3390/metabo9020034.
  • Abbiss, H., Maker, GL., Gummer, J., Rawlinson, C., Musk, GC., Fleming, PA., Phillips, JK., Boyce, M., Trengove, RD., (2019), Untargeted gas chromatography–mass spectrometry-based metabolomics analysis of kidney and liver tissue from the Lewis Polycystic Kidney rat. Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences, 1118-1119(15 June 2019), 25-32, DOI: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2019.04.021.
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