Assoc Prof Davies is an internationally recognized leader in applied subtropical grass pollen allergy research. Her work focuses on applied allergy research to improve diagnosis, treatment and understanding of the immunological mechanism underlying allergic respiratory diseases. She is the author of over 50 peer reviewed papers and her research has been awarded multiple prizes from European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. Dr Davies serves on the World Allergy Organisation Aeroallergen Committee, the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Interest Group on Aerobiology and Air Pollution and the Immunotherapy Working Party of the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. She is an inventor on a patent granted in Australia and three patent applications under examination that underpin development towards more specific immunodiagnosis and treatment for subtropical grass pollen allergy. The NHMRC, The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia and The National Foundation for Medical Research Innovation support her research. Dr Davies is engaged in collaborative research with the global leaders in allergy diagnosis (ThermoScientific, Sweden) and treatment (Stallergenes, France), and the national pathology service provider Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology.
Dr Davies is leading a bid to establish a national pollen monitoring network for Australia to enable better management of patients with symptoms exacerbated by grass pollen allergens.