For the past 12 years I have worked in Brisbane in diagnostic genetics for Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (part of Sonic Healthcare). My focus has been on paediatric and reproductive genomics with training in traditional cytogenetics, molecular cytogenetics and molecular pathology.
Most recently my role has been the development and implementation of new clinical services for Sonic Genetics including the setup, validation, accreditation and implementation of one of the country’s first non-invasive prentatal testing (NIPT) laboratories.
Until recently I held a sessional academic position at the Queensland University of Technology. Here, myself and colleagues developed a new Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics unit and delivered lectures and practicals covering cytogenetics, molecular genetics and medical ethics.
I have a strong history of presenting both nationally and internationally with invited speaker roles in the US and Asia.
Awards and Honours
2013 – Highest Aggregate Mark - Goldrain Course in Clinical Cytogenetics (Italy)
2013 – ASOC International Travel Grant
2010 – Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence (Griffith University - Genetic Counselling)
2003 – BioRad Prize in Plant Biotechnology (QUT – Plant Biotechnology)
2003 – BAppSc (Biotechnology/Biomolecular Science), Queensland University of Technology – Australia