BSc (HIM) PhD
I am a Research Project Manager at the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU) as well as the Program and Communications Manager for the Centre of Research Excellence in Medicine Intelligence (MI-CRE). The NPESU is a leading national agency of information and research in pregnancy, childbirth and the neonatal period, and is a joint unit of the School of Women’s and Children’s Health and the Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW Sydney.
I have been involved in a range of national data development projects since commencing at the NPESU in 2011, and led the development of the world-first Maternity Care Classification System (MaCCS) for the Commonwealth Department of Health and AIHW as part of the National Maternity Data Development Project. My areas of research interest include maternal and perinatal outcomes under different models of care. I have co-authored a number of national epidemiological reports, including the first Perinatal deaths in Australia report in 2016 and managed the development of the first website in Australia dedicated to reporting the success rates of IVF treatment - yourivfsuccess.com.au.
In additional to my professional responsibilities, I have also been a leading consumer advocate and representative in maternal and perinatal health for almost 20 years, providing advice on state and national committees.
I completed my PhD in 2019 in the School of Women's and Children's Health, UNSW validating the Maternity Care Classification System.