The Lupus Association of Tasmania is a self-funded non-profit organisation served by volunteers.

We are committed to understanding and supporting people with Lupus, Sjögren’s, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia or any auto-immune disease in the following ways:

  • By educating and informing patients and their families.
  • By providing support in the form of encouragement and service.
  • By promoting and supporting research designed to discover the cause of, and a cure for, lupus and related auto-immune diseases. 
  • To read our Patron and President’s messages, please click here
  • For information on Lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome, Fibromyalgia syndrome, and Scleroderma, please click here.
  • To make a donation and support your local organisation and research, please click here.
  • To contact the Lupus Association of Tasmania, please click here.

Established 1st December, 1999.


Initially the work will be conducted at the University of Tasmania’s Newnham campus, as individual experiments need to be completed within three hours of blood collection (platelets lose their ability to work after 3-4 hours outside the body). The intention is to plan similar experiments in Hobart later in the year.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Safa directly to arrange an appointment on; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0422 437 887.

Murray Adams PhD
Senior Lecturer in Haematology
Biomedical Science | School of Health Sciences | Faculty of Health
University of Tasmania
Building C, Newnham Campus
Launceston TAS 7250
T +61 3 6324 5483 | F +61 3 6324 3658
Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Graduate Research Coordinator, School of Health Sciences