Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology

My PhD focussed on understanding how normal regulatory mechanisms go awry in colon cancer. My postdoctoral career of 5 1/2 years (career interruptions due to birth of 4 children) has centred upon metastatic breast cancer and the cellular biology of this switch from localised cancer. My recent role (feb-) is understanding the molecular and physical contribution of dense breast tissue as fertile soil for cancer initiation.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2008–2013
    NBCF Postdoctoral Training Fellow, St Vincent's Institute
  • 2005–2007
    Research Officer, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
  • 2004–2005
    Research Assistant, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • 1999–2001
    Research assistant, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • 1996–1998
    Technical Assistant, Bernard O'Brien Institute of Technology

Education

  • 2005 
    The University of Melbourne, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1999 
    RMIT University, Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science) [Honours]
  • 1998 
    RMIT University, Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    NBCF Postdoctoral Training Fellowship
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • 2010
    Equipment grant
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Angior Family Foundation
  • 2009
    Early Career Seed Grant
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Victorian Cancer Agency