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Registry of Older South Australians (ROSA) - Project Manager & Consumer Engagement Officer, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute

I have a wide interest in science, health and fitness and am also passionate about science engagement with the wider community. I have worked on a diverse range of projects over my career so far, from medical research projects in cancer biology (leukaemia and rare blood disorders) and tropical infectious disease research for a biotech company, to my PhD project wrangling ancient DNA from extinct bears!

My background and experience in working in such a diverse range of research areas as a scientist and research admin/manager has given me the ability to understand and interpret complex scientific and medical information, and to communicate the research in meaningful ways to different audiences.


  • –present
    Project Manager & Consumer Engagement Officer, Registry of Older South Australians (ROSA), South Australians Health and Medical research Institute (SAHMRI)
  • –present
    Affiliate Lecturer, Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide
  • –present
    Adjunct Research Fellow, Centre for Cancer Biology, University of South Australia


  • 2011 
    University of Adelaide, PhD, Science
  • 2003 
    University of New South Wales, BSc (Honours) Molecular Biology

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Inspiring South Australia Working Group Committee
  • Co-Chair of the Registry of Older South Australians (ROSA) Consumer & Community Committee
  • Member of Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia (HCASA)
  • ECR Member of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)