I work in the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and with the Health Behaviours team on research aiming to improve health through behaviour change. My research focuses on evidence synthesis, and centres on smoking cessation interventions, and weight management and obesity.
I am currently working on a two large evidence syntheses. The first project is funded by the British Heart Foundation and NIHR Oxford BRC and aims to evaluate long-term weight regain and associated health outcomes following behavioural weight management programmes. I work on a second review with the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction group investigating the use of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation.
Prior to joining the department, I worked as an orthopaedic researcher in Australia. I contributed to clinical trials and led systematic reviews investigating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, from surgical treatments through to post-operative care.
I completed a Master of Clinical Science with The Joanna Briggs Institute at the University of Adelaide and was awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Master of Research Thesis Excellence. My research demonstrated the increased risk of complication and poorer outcomes in patients with obesity and diabetes undergoing upper-limb arthroplasty. My work was supported by a merit-based scholarship granted by the Australian Government Research Training Program.
In 2012, I graduated from a Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide in Australia. Majoring in Pharmacology and Psychology, I was awarded for achieving the highest mark for each major and, in addition, was awarded the Dean’s Certificate of Merit.
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