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Personal profile

Research Biography

I am passionate about engaging with industry and clinicians to resolve knowledge gaps regarding the impact of life stage, environmental factors and disease on the activity of proteins that influence drug exposure and response. My research focusses on using this knowledge to inform safe and effective use of medicines to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes for patients. I strive to be a role model for courage, integrity and perseverence to my two sons.

I was awarded a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology from Flinders University in 2009. Following a 2 year post-doctoral position in the Miners’ Drug Metabolism laboratory, in 2011 I was appointed to my current academic position in the College of Medicine and Public Health. Now Associate Professor, I lead a dynamic team of researchers at the forefront of advancing extracellular vesicle (EVs) isolation and analysis platforms for use with biospecimens. My team are world leaders in the isolation and characterisation of tissue specific EVs from blood and work closely with industry and clinicians to apply this technology to improve patient outcomes by enhancing drug efficacy and minimising harms.

I teach the principles of pharmacology and therapeutics to a spectrum of medical and health professionals including doctors, nurse prescribers, paramedics and medical scientists.

Supervised Students Successes

  • Nov 2019 Ms Lauren Newman - 2019 Drug Disposition and Response Prize
  • Nov 2019 Mr Warit Ruanglertboon - 2019 British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Prize
  • Aug 2019 Ms Asha Kapetas - 2019 Simcyp Most Informative Scientific Report
  • Dec 2015 Dr Madelé van Dyk - 2015 ASCEPT Drug Disposition and Response Prize

Completed Supervisions

Associate Supervisions:
  • Pharmacology (1)


  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Medical biosciences

Supervisory Interests

  • Clinical pharmacokinetics
  • Drug metabolising enzymes
  • Drug-drug interactions
  • Extracellular Vesicles
  • Predictive Biomarkers