RN; BSc; GCert Continuing Care; GDip Coronary Care; PhD
Clinical Research Lead and Deputy Director of the National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs (NCCRED). Lecturer at the UNSW National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), and Senior Research Associate at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney Centre for Applied Medical Research (SVHS AMR) and Alcohol and Drug Service.
Dr Siefried is an emerging leader in clinical research and clinical trials in vulnerable populations. In her role as Clinical Research Lead and Deputy Director at NCCRED her extensive HIV, Infectious Diseases, Drug and Alcohol, and Public Health experience enable her to direct a program of clinical research; facilitate the establishment of a national clinical research network; and oversee the NCCRED clinical research capacity building grants, seed funding grants, and clinical research fellowships and scholarships.
Dr Siefried has extensive experience in clinical research, healthcare, and clinical project management. Prior leadership roles include: Senior Clinical Project Manager (SVHS AMR); Clinical Research Manager (SVHS AMR Clinical Research Program); and Nurse Unit Manager (Immunology and Infectious Diseases). Prior clinical experience includes Research Nurse and Clinical Trials Coordinator; Registered Nurse / Clinical Nurse Specialist; Heart/Lung Transplant Coordinator; ICU and CCU Registered Nurse (in Australia and Canada).
Broad clinical research interests include comorbidities and treatment outcomes in people living with HIV, and pharmacotherapy for people with methamphetamine dependence.
St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation Nursing Excellence Award
2016: Clinical Researcher on St Vincent’s Campus
2013-2014: Awarded for research on factors associated with suboptimal outcomes in antiretroviral therapy (CIA)
Other Public and Industry: $1,821,824