Faculty of Health

Murray Adams

Murray Adams

Dr Murray Adams

Senior Lecturer in Haematology; Course Coordinator: Bachelor of Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons), PhD, MAIMS, FFSc(RCPA)

Contact Details

Contact Campus Newnham Campus
Building Building C (School of Health Sciences)
Room Reference 214
Telephone +61 3 6324 5483
Fax +61 3 6324 3995
Email Murray.Adams@utas.edu.au

Teaching Responsibilities

Murray is responsible for teaching haematology in the School of Health Sciences, and is the unit coordinator for Haematology 1 (CXA231), Haematology 2 (CXA332) and Transfusion Science (CXA333). He also contributes to teaching in Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences (CXA101) and Medical Laboratory Practice (CXA401). He has experience in teaching both under- and post-graduate haematology to students studying Medical Science, as well as under- and post-graduate medicine, and multi-disciplinary units in Medical Laboratory Science.

Research Interests

Murray's broad research interests are in haemostasis with a particular focus on investigating mechanisms of blood coagulation and platelet aggregation that lead to thrombosis (blood clots). He is currently investigating abnormalities of haemostasis in systemic lupus erythematosus (and other chronic diseases), and the contribution of antiphospholipid antibodies to the development of thrombosis. He collaborates with research groups in Tasmania and throughout Australia and has supervised numerous research students at PhD, MSc and Honours levels.


  • Adams  MJ, Ahuja KDK and Geraghty DP. Effect of Capsaicin and Dihydrocapsaicin on in  vitro Blood Coagulation and Platelet Aggregation. Thrombosis Research.  124, 721-723. 2009.
  • Adams  MJ, Palatinus AA, Harvey AM, and Khalafallah AA. Impaired control of the tissue  factor pathway of blood coagulation in systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus.  20, 1476 – 1485, 2011.
  • Palatinus  AA, Ahuja KDK, and Adams MJ. Effect of APL on in vitro platelet aggregation. Clinical  and Applied Thrombosis and Hemostasis. 18, 60 – 66, 2012.
  • Adams  MJ. Tissue factor pathway inhibitor: New insights into an old inhibitor. Seminars  in Thrombosis and Hemostasis. 38, 129 – 134, 2012.
  • Ahuja  KDK, Thomas G, Adams MJ, and Ball MJ. Postprandial platelet aggregation:  effects of different meals and glycemic index. European Journal of Clinical  Nutrition. 66, 722 – 726, 2012.
  • Betts  NA, Ahuja KDK, Adams MJ. Human and rabbit anti-β2GP1 antibodies have variable  effects on platelet aggregation. Pathology. 45, 155 – 161. 2013.
  • Dhillon  PK, Adams MJ. Thrombosis in SLE: The Role of Impaired Fibrinolysis. Seminars  in Thrombosis and Hemostasis. 39, 434-440. 2013.


Murray completed a BSc with First Class Honours in Medical Science and a PhD from Curtin University in Western Australia.

Murray is currently Senior Lecturer in Haematology, Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science and a Graduate Research Coordinator for Human Life Science students in the School of Health Sciences. He is an APACE registered member and former Chair of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS), a Fellow of the Faculty of Science (RCPA) and a member of the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ASTH) and International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH). Murray is an Associate Editor of the journal Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis.