Expert in systematic review and meta-analysis
I have had a long-standing career in medical research and regulatory science. I studied microbiology and molecular biology at the Australian National University, Canberra. I did my Honours year at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, working on an HIV ion channel. From there I moved to Melbourne, where I did a PhD in molecular parasitology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI). I studied early infection events in the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. After my PhD I moved to Heidelberg, Germany, where I elucidated the mechanism of Hepatitis B Virus entry into hepatocytes.
After my time in Germany, I worked at a non-governmental organisation, before moving into the Australian Public Service, first as a data analyst and then as a senior scientist. I worked at the food regulator, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, for 6 years. I undertook many projects, including doing systematic review and meta-analysis of food-health relationships.
In 2015 I set up my own business, Systematic Solutions, providing systematic review training and analysis, as well as data analysis, app design and regulatory approval packages. I am an adjunct at the University of Canberra, where I supervise students and continue to carry out research.