I am an epidemiology consultant and conjoint senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle. My areas of expertise include pandemic planning, surveillance, evaluation, emerging infectious diseases, public health emergency planning, and outbreak detection and response.
Recent consultancies include supporting the World Health Organization (WHO) India as the Technical lead assisting the Indian Ministry of Health to update their pandemic plan. I wrote the World Health Organization’s Guidance for Surveillance during an Influenza Pandemic: 2017 update, developed a public health emergency response plan for Nauru, and most recently developed an emergency response plan for pandemic influenza and other infectious respiratory infections for the Western Australia Department of Health. I have also worked with the WHO Europe office – advising governments in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan on how to improve health security, particularly around pandemic threats and public health emergencies.
Experienced in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, I have a PhD (Surveillance/Epidemiology), a Masters in Applied Epidemiology, a Masters in Knowledge Management, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion.
Public health emergency
Field epidemiology training