I am interested in preventing and alleviating suffering in the sickest, poorest, and most vulnerable people through health promotion, protection, and research.
Apart from my final oral exam, I have completed all my training time and assessments in Public Health Medicine by the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.
My social research for vulnerable groups is in the areas of Aboriginal health, mental health, addictions, crime, cancer, heart disease, smoking cessation, communicable diseases, health and well-being, sexual health, HIV, aged care and for children with disability.
Discovering and evaluating interventions for social harms and disease
Keeping my community healthy and Safe
Table Tennis , Technology , Thinking , Carnatic Music
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (WHO Collaborating Research Centre), UNSW
Since January 2020
Investigating the role of Social Disadvantage in Criminal Trajectories of those using Drugs as the index offence.
Evaluation of an Aboriginal Cultural Competency Program for non-Aboriginal Drug Rehabs
Supervising an Aboriginal PhD Student in research for a Continuous Quality Improvement of Aboriginal Residential Drug Rehabs
Public Health Medicine Registrar
Since February 2019
Assessing the effectiveness of oseltamivir prophylaxis in preventing Influenza outbreaks in Aged Care Facilities.
Estimating Childhood Disability in South West Sydney and advocating a state-wide Child Disability Register
Outbreak Control (eg Measles; Gastro in a school, child care or aged care facility; Influenza in an Aged Care Facility)
Educating district aged care facility managers ad nursing staff on managing and preventing the spread of influenza outbreaks in a one day teaching session
Environmental Health Risk Assessments (PFAS, M12 noise and vibration, Establish Surveillance for Lead Notification with a high-risk Lead Battery Manufacturer, Mercury in Fish)
Speeding up the management of Syphilis notification through automating repetitive data entry tasks using R and Adobe Optical Character Recognition for data extraction and processing.
Teaching and upskilling staff in research methods and assisting the Medical Epidemiologist in reporting and surveillance work (Annual STI report | Published Meta-Analysis of Gonorrhoea prevalence and antibiotic resistance for studies in the past 30 years in Australia and New Zealand)
Assessing the need for screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection for refugee children under 2 years
North Shore Psychiatry Training Network
to October 2018
Worked in a high turn over Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre attached to an Emergency Department.
Worked in Addiction Dual Diagnosis, Old Age Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry.
Public Health Medicine Registrar
Therapeutic Goods Administration
to September 2016
Systematic Review, Meta Analysis and Safety Filter
Public Health Medicine Registrar
The Albion Centre - (WHO Collaborating Research Centre)
to July 2016
HIV research and gaining exposure to HIV medicine as well as training and enabling staff in research methods.
HIV Complexity - Described the increasing burden of comorbidities in patients with HIV, where care needs a multi-disciplinary team approach. Used directed acyclic graphs.
HIV Smoking Audit - Predicting which patients will benefit most from a smoking cessation intervention
Western Australian Centre for Rural Health, University of Western Australia
to January 2016
Systematic Review as the first author to assess measurement tools of general health and wellbeing.
Commissioned review of Sexual Health Services in Western Australia by the Department of Health in a team.
Designed and Delivered Seminars: 1. Understanding and Evaluating Advanced Quantitative Methods 2. Use of Social Media for Public Health
Co-ordinating principal investigator on a complex GP Audit of patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome after discharge from hospital
National Finalist for Gerry Murphy Prize at RACP Congress
Top End Mental Health Services
to November 2014
Worked in Psychiatry treating Aboriginal People with mental illness from remote areas.
Took the history and mental state of patients and liaised with the multidisciplinary team. Prescribed medication, performed on-call duties, did ECT under supervision
Taught Medical students about psychiatry regularly by teaching them psychiatric theory and interview skills
Research Fellow Pharmacoepidemiology
NCEPH, ANU and TGA
to December 2012
Developed a Quantitative Data Analysis Plan for the 45 and Up study in the pharmacoepidemiology field.
Investigated a New Indication for a cholesterol-lowering agent.
to June 2012
Worked empathically under pressure, Treated quite severe mental illness
Caring for mentally ill patients under consultant psychiatrist supervision
o Elicit History and Mental State to adjust medication. o Communicate with the multidisciplinary team and family+carers of the patient. o Clozapine and Outpatient Clinics
to January 2012
Training in Public Health Medicine
Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
Since November 2014
Rotations: Rural and Indigenous Health, HIV, Pharmacoepi (TGA), Public Health Unit (Communicable Disease and Environmental Health), Childhood Disability, Addiction
Coursework: Environmental Health Risk Assessments | Framing Indigenous Health| Health Promotion| Health Policy| Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease| Qualitative Research Methods| Environmental Health Risk Assessments | Introduction to teaching and supervision | Grant Writing
Conference Presentations: National Rural Health (Oral) | Asia Pacific Heart Failure (2 Posters) 2008 | RACP 2016 (Oral: Gerry Murphy Prize) |Australian Public Health 2019 (Oral)
University of Sydney, NHMRC CTC
Masters of Biostatistics and Ongoing Learning
to June 2008
Biostatistics: Generalised Linear Models, Survival Analysis, Longitudinal and Correlated Data (including multi-level modelling), Advanced R, Stata, Meta-regression, Study Design, Sample Size Calculation, Logic, Variable Selection , Data Linkage, Clinical Trial Design, Probability & Statistical Inference, Pharmacoepidemiology and an overview of Machine Learning
Causal Inference: Directed Acyclic Graphs, Propensity Scores, Inverse Probability Treatment Weights, Differences in Differences, Instrumental Variables, Mendelian Randomisation
MBBS BMedSc First class Honours in Biostatistics
University of Melbourne
Public Health & Research
Co-ordinating Epidemiological Research Projects
Academic Writing and Presentations
Advanced Biostatistics and Clinical Research Skills
HIV s100/Hep C prescriber
Environmental Health Risk Assessment & Outbreak Management
General Medical Registration
Eliciting a detailed history with empathy and understanding, Writing a detailed mental state
Prescribing psychotropic medication and carrying out ECT under supervision
Passed OTAC Opioid Substitution Treatment Accreditation Course
Experience in Inpatient/ Aboriginal/ Addiction/ Old Age/ Child Psychiatry
3 year psychiatry Formal education program BMRI
+15 publications +350 citations Google Scholar Link: