BPhty (University of Otago, NZ); Honours (Health Sci; University of South Australia); Grad Cert (Research Methodology; University of South Australia). I completed my PhD at Curtin University in 2016, supervised by fellow OPUS researchers, Prof. Anne Smith and Prof. Peter O’Sullivan,
In my research, I use qualitative methodologies to explore the experience of musculoskeletal pain from the perspective of those suffering pain, and the experiences of clinicians treating them. I have expertise in a range of qualitative methodologies including qualitative studies embedded within an implementation framework.
I am a post-doctoral fellow in OPUS, working with A/Prof. Michelle Dowsey and Prof. Peter Choong at the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery, St Vincent’s Hospital. I am involved in a range of qualitative projects spanning each of the four OPUS streams. This provides me with an opportunity to work with, and learn from, a large network of researchers. It also enables me to apply my skills on diverse studies such as: a prospective investigation of patient pathways to and expectations of joint replacement surgery; a case series intervention study of a non-operative alternative to surgery for advanced osteoarthritis; and a nation-wide behaviour change intervention to increase evidence based decision making among Orthopaedic Surgeons. I am also co-chair of the OPUS Education and Training Committee.