After completing her Bachelor of Biomedicine, Phoebe did her honours year at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and went on to work as a research assistant in the same lab. Her early career focused on metastatic breast cancer and published her research in several scientific journals including Breast Cancer Research, The Journal of Pathology and Oncotarget.
Phoebe now works as a Team Lead and Senior Consultant at Cerner Corporation - a leading health information technology company with a strong footprint in Australia.
I made the decision to leave research and start exploring opportunities in the health industry and landed where I am now. Healthcare IT is an exciting field with many opportunities to do interesting and meaningful projects.”
Since joining Cerner in 2015, she has taken on different roles to support, manage and lead the implementation of several large clinical transformation projects that have helped Australian hospitals transition from paper-based charts to EMR (electronic medical record) and digitise their clinical workflows, including Western Health, Alfred Health, Eastern Health and Monash Health.
Reflecting on her studies at the University of Melbourne Phoebe says, “I was always fascinated by the human body and biology and the Biomedicine degree offered me the chance to learn about the many aspects of biomedical science. It was challenging yet rewarding."