I have had a wide-ranging academic career that has focused on applied research that addresses complex problems of health equity, social determinants of health and the implications of new technologies in public health practice. My work is mainly around the evaluation of health services and implementation, and I hold a joint appointment with the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. I am currently conducting an evaluation of the use of microbial genomics in public health surveillance and disease control with the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit. I would be very keen to examine the application of new technologies within health services, including the processes of diagnostic testing, the incorporation of research and surveillance into public health decision-making, and the impact of health interventions on different population groups, in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and migrant populations. I have authored more than two dozen publications (3 in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric) and have attracted approximately 1.2million AUD in competitive research funding (in addition to two prestigious national doctoral scholarships).
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Current Research Focus
Microbial genomics and public health
Field of Research Description 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
- Health program evaluation
- Health Systems
Looking to collaborate?
I would like to find a collaborator whose work has implications for public health policy and practice and who is interested in examining how it is being applied.