I graduated from University of Melbourne with MBBS(Hons) and BMedSci in 2006. Since then I have been working as a clinician. I am completing post-graduate physician training and am in my final year of subspecialty training in Endocrinology and Diabetes.
I decided to commence a PhD at the James’ lab to further my knowledge and understanding of basic biological mechanisms of metabolism, insulin resistance and diabetes and contribute to research that can be translated into future therapies.
During my PhD at the James’ Lab, I will be investigating the interaction between genes and environment with relation to metabolism and insulin resistance in a mouse model. This research will help better understand mechanisms of insulin resistance and also serve as a model for precision medicine approach to therapies for diabetes and obesity.
I also continue to be involved with clinical work at RPA Hospital and am involved in medical education for medical students and physician trainees.