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Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Deakin University

I am an epidemiologist whose strength is my breadth of experience. I have worked in a number of areas, including infectious diseases, foodborne disease, nutrition, child health, asthma and Indigenous Health.

One of my specialist areas is applied epidemiology, with a focus on the investigation and response to outbreaks and epidemics of disease.

In addition to my work in Australia, I have extensive experience working in the Asia Pacific region, having worked in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia in capacity building and responding to health emergencies.

I also have considerable expertise in science and health communication, with a particular interest in risk communication.


  • 2022–present
    Associate professor, Deakin University
  • 2011–2021
    Associate professor, La Trobe University
  • 2005–2011
    Senior lecturer, The Australian National University


  • 2008 
    The Australian National University, Graduate Certificate of Higher Education
  • 2005 
    The Australian National University, Master of Applied Epidemiology
  • 2000 
    University of Western Australia, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1992 
    University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Science with Honours in Microbiology