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Senior lecturer, health economics, University of 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 University of Sydney School of Public Health, I conduct research in the areas of oncology patient preferences and productivity loss. My research extends the work I did on the economics of cancer as a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) at UTS, and as a postdoc at the National Cancer Registry in Ireland. 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.

My original training was in occupational therapy, and I remain interested in rehabilitation research. I also have keen interests in early career researcher development, communicating research to the public, and the use of social media in academia.


  • 2019–present
    Senior lecturer, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney
  • 2016–2019
    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)