Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney

I am a health economist interested in the various costs of cancer. My research aims to use health services research and health economics to improve cancer care by providing relevant, reliable information for decision making.

Currently based at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) at UTS, I am working in the areas of productivity loss and patient preferences. This work extends the research I did on the economics of cancer survivorship at the National Cancer Registry in Ireland (2013-2016). I completed my PhD on the costs of chemotherapy side effects at CHERE in 2013, before which I worked in cancer clinical trials and health services research in both academic and government organisations. My original training was in occupational therapy, and I remain interested in rehabilitation research and evidence based allied health practices. I also have a Masters of Public Health, as well as keen interests in early career researcher development, communicating research to the public, and the use of social media in academia.


  • 2016–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2013–2016
    Postdoctoral research fellow, National Cancer Registry Ireland
  • 2009–2013
    PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2007–2009
    Program Manager, National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre
  • 2003–2007
    Associate Oncology Program Manager, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney


  • 2013 
    University of Technology, Sydney, PhD (Health Economics)
  • 2009 
    University of New South Wales, Masters of Public Health
  • 2000 
    University of Western Sydney, B. App. Sci (Occupational Therapy)

Research Areas

  • Health Economics (140208)
  • Chemotherapy (111205)
  • Health Policy (160508)
  • Rehabilitation And Therapy (Excl. Physiotherapy) (110321)