I am an Associate Professor at the Monash University with an internationally recognized laboratory for the study of mild traumatic brain injury. The laboratory uses extensive behavioural and epigenetic techniques to examine the pathophysiological association between early experiences (e.g., TBI) and neurodevelopmental plasticity. I have been uniquely positioned to “back translate” clinical findings into animal models in order to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying concussion pathology. I currently hold an NHMRC Investigator Grant (EL2) to examine the role of sleep and the glymphatic system in mild TBI and chronic pain. From 2015-2018, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada where I obtained $1M as the principle investigator on a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) project grant that I still hold.