Slade holds the following qualifications: BmedSc(Hons), PhD, DipEd, GradCertEd(HigherEd).
His honours thesis work involved the investigation of the toxicological components of the venom of the Australian Copper Head snake through the use of HPLC and pharmacological bioassays.
His PhD work investigated the application of machine learning techniques to assisted reproduction treatment based on patient and treatment factors and the classification of neurons based on phenotypic properties.
Slade teaches and researches toxicology in the Sydney School of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. His research uses computational techniques including machine learning algorithms and quantum molecular descriptor calculation to explore the chemical properties that lead to pharmacological and toxicological outcomes.