Qualifications: MBBS, 1982 University of Sydney, MSc (Epid) 1990, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London,
Following medical undergraduate training and internship I went to in India where I co-ordinated field work for a study pre-school nutritional status using anthropometric data. I went on to postgraduate clinical training in obstetrics, gynaecology and sexual health. In 1987 I was a research visitor in the Demography at LHSTM before undertaking formal qualifications in epidemiology. I was a lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology at the Royal London Hospital Medical School and later a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Midwifery at City University in London, where I was awarded a University Research Prize for a national record linkage study of NHS Numbers for Babies data with birth registration data that made gestational age at birth available for the first time for statistical reporting. My research focus has remained centred on the effective use of routinely collected data and record linkage. Since returning to Australia in 2008 I have worked full time as a Perinatal Epidemiologist on national perinatal reporting and record linkage studies.