After 19 years of research in molecular pharmacology, I still feel a sense of wonder at the workings of the tiny things that make up the cells of our bodies. My research aims to make better medicines that are more effective and have fewer side effects.
Since graduating from UWA, I have worked at the UWA Centre for Medical Research and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research studying G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). I am a co-inventor of assay technology and have worked on academic and commercial projects.
My experience working at the academic-industry interface led to my current secondment as Senior Project Officer with Accelerating Australia; a consortium providing training and support for researchers at the early stage of commercialisation, focussed on Medical Technology and Pharmacology.