I came to Oxford as an exchange surgical fellow in 2009, having completed a Master in Surgery (Vascular Surgery) at University of Sydney. I subsequently completed DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicine, under the supervision of Prof Keith Channon (RDM Cardiovascular Medicine) and Prof Benedikt Kessler (NDM, Target Discovery Institute). I am currently a Clinical Lecturer with the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.
My research focuses on integrative assessments of biomarkers for the investigation of cardiovascular pathologies such as atherosclerosis or abdominal aortic aneurysms. I also have particular interest in the various factors which may affect the quality of biological samples collected for clinical research, as these may have direct implications on the study findings. I am passionate about patient involvement in research .
I am one of the lecturers in clinical medicine at St Catz. In addition, I am a course facilitator for the evidence based surgical based practice course, and the designated marker for the 4th year case studies in vascular surgery.
I have co-supervised students at various levels, including MSc, MRes, and DPhil candidates. Our research group members and profile can be reached at: http://www.nds.ox.ac.uk/research/oxaaa