Maryke is a Research Affiliate with the Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney; a Research Fellow at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance; and a PhD candidate at the Centre for Health Informatics at Macquarie University’s Australian Institute of Health Innovation.
Maryke's research interests include challenges to health promotion and communication presented by today’s changing media landscape, and strategies to improve vaccination communication. Maryke's PhD investigates the challenges for health communication presented by poor quality information and misinformation in today’s changing media landscape.
Maryke completed a Master of Public Health at the University of Sydney in 2016 and has a background in media and science/health communications. She has previously worked in communications for health organisations, and as a science and health reporter/producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and others.