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Research Biography

Dr Woods is the lead scientific researcher for the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Flinders Medical Centre. Dr Woods leads and coordinates clinical research across all sub-specialities of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. She collaborates extensively to develop research programs that further clinical development of surgical treatments, explore pathophysiological processes, and improve clinical processes across the discipline. She has active projects in the sub-specialties of Sleep (sleep apnoea surgery), Head and Neck Cancer (bomarker development, surveillanc re-design, drug repurposing for novel treatment options), Laryngology (swallowing), Otology (Indigenous ear health), Rhinology (sinus secretions and irrigation formulations), and also evaluates surgical outcomes and new devices. Dr Woods is the clinical trial coordinator for investigator-led and industry sponsored clinical trials. She has supervised numerous successful student projects and higher degree students.

Research Interests

Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ie diseases affecting the ear, nose and throat).
Particular interests are with the following themes:

  1. Sleep apnoea surgery
  2. Head and neck cancer (biomarker development, surveillance re-design, drug repurposing)
  3. Laryngology (swallowing)
  4. Otology (indigenous ear health)
  5. Rhinology (sinus secretions and irrigation)
  6. Evaluation of surgical outcomes and new devices

Completed Supervisions

Associate Supervisions:
  • ENT diseases (8)

External positions

Medical Scientist, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network


  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Clinical

Supervisory Interests

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Indigenous ear health
  • Dysphagia
  • Surgical outcomes


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