MBBS (hons) GCertClinTox FRACP FAChAM PhD
I am a senior staff specialist in clinical pharmacology, toxicology and addiction medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital and a clinical toxicologist with the NSW Poisons Centre. I am a conjoint Associate Professor at St. Vincent's Clinical School and a Senior Research Fellow with the Medicines and Health Intelligence Unit at the School of Population Health, UNSW. My research areas span neuropsychopharmacology, drugs of abuse and medicines use in pregnancy. I have a PhD in pharmacoepidemiology and have expertise in large scale observational studies using linked data, clinical trials of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy and clinical service evaluation. My vision is to optimise the use of medicines in priority populations as well as to identify new treatments and models of care for people with difficult to treat mental health and drug and alcohol concerns.
NHMRC Investigator Grant: Opioid safety in pregnancy
IHIF Grant: Pharmacogenomics in mental health
IHIF Grant: Take home naloxone in Emergency Departments
Gustav Nossal Award for top ranking NH&MRC Clinical Research Postgraduate Scholarship applicant nationally – 2015.
NSW Aboriginal Health Award for integrated planning and service delivery – 2014.
Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Network (AH&MRC) project of the year award – 2014.
Registrar of the year award: St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney - 2012
Final Year Medal – Goyder Scholarship for Clinical Excellence in Medicine and Surgery- 2005
Pharmacoepidemiology: Opioid and psychotropics quality and safety of prescribing and safety in pregnancy (NHMRC Investiagtor Grant)
Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and micro-dosing: Methamphetamine use disorder, depression (Black Dog and NCCRED Grants)
Drugs of abuse, drug overdose response and prevention
Toxicoepidemiology: The relative toxicity of drugs taken in overdose
Pharmacogenomics: The role of pharmacogenomics in mental health
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: The implementation of a TDM service at St. Vincent's Hospital, antimicrobial TDM, tacrolimus toxicity in transplant medicine.
My Research Supervision
Honors/ILP x 10