Dr Wardill's research broadly investigates gastrointestinal dysfunction and disease. Her main interest is chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal injury and the molecular mechanisms underpinning diarrhoea development. To date, her research has focused on gut dysbiosis, inflammation and local mucosal immunity, and their impact on intestinal barrier dysfunction. Dr Wardill completed her PhD in 2016 at The University of Adelaide, receiving a Dean's Commendation and the University Medal. She is now working as a postdoctoral researcher at SAHMRI, looking at microbe-dependent barrier dysfunction and its involvement in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis.