I am an academic clinician based at The George Institute for Global Health and the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney. I lead a program of research focusing on improving outcomes and treatment options for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), which is a long-term condition where the kidneys gradually lose function over time. My research program focuses on using innovative trial designs and cohort studies to identify new therapies for people with kidney disease and translate research into clinical practice.
I work 2 days a week as a nephrologist at Prince of Wales Hospital where I lead the dialysis unit and a resistant hypertension clinic.
2021 Winner of the Kidney Health Australia Clinical Science Prize, for the best clinical science presentation at the national nephrology meeting (REDUCCTION trial)
UNSW Values in Action award for Diversity in 2022 and was a member of the ELEVATE team that won the UNSW award for ‘Heroes in Action’ in 2022.
My research work involves
Large multi-national Clinical Trials
Translation Work and Cohort studies with high impact
My current focus in to implementing the first platform clinical trial within nephrology to test and identify new agents and the best combinations to improve the therapeutic armamentarium for people with kidney disease.
I facilitate and lead the Kidney Health Consumer Panel at The George Institute for Global Health which has enabled the Renal Division to embed the consumer voice into all our research.
I am the deputy chair and Chair Elect of the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA) Advisory Committee. ANZDATA is the ANZ clinical quality registry for people receiving renal replacement therapy and was established in 1963.
My Research Supervision
I currently supervise a clinical nurse completing a PhD and a nephrologist doing a PhD. I have also supervised Masters and ILP students.
I work 2 days a week at Prince of Wales Hospital and teach medical students in clinical nephrology.