- The early-Australian Years I conducted my undergraduate studies in Science at the University of Melbourne and obtained a BSc (Hons) with a combined major in Biochemistry and Pharmacology in 1986. The following year I began my PhD studies at the Clinical Pharmacology Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital, also a part of the University of Melbourne. My project focussed on the resistance of conjugative drug metabolising systems to acute and chronic liver injury. I obtained my PhD from the University in 1990
- The Canadian Adventure In 1990 I spent a year in the Lipid Biophysics Laboratory at McMaster University in the cold expanses of Hamilton Ontario in Canada. The project focussed on the complex interaction between the multidrug transporter P-glycoprotein and its lipid environment. In 1991 I joined the Cell Biology Laboratory at the University of Toronto. During this period I focussed on the ABC family of transporters. In particular, I explored the pharmacology of P-glycoprotein and the potential for protein therapy with CFTR to restore chloride flux in lung epithelial cells.
- The English Way In 1993 I left sunny Canada for England and the dreaming spires of Oxford. I joined the ICRF Laboratories at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford. My research focus was on the biochemical pharmacology and structure of the drug transporter P-glycoprotein. In 1997 I graduated from post-doctoral work to head my own research group in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Oxford. I was also made a Fellow of Merton College Oxford where I taught Medical Biochemistry and Structural Biochemistry. The primary research focus of my group was the contribution of drug transport process to human diseases.
- Back to Australia In February 2012 I returned to Australia to take up a post as Associate Professor at ANU. I hold a cross appointment between the Research School of Biology and the Medical School. My research interests build on those founded in Oxford; namely understanding transport processes related to human disease. I teach biochemistry to medical students and run the medical school research project component.
- MEDI8011 Lecturer & Discipline Leader in Medical Biochemistry
- MEDI8013 Chair of the MChD Research Projects Committee
- BIOL2171 - Biochemistry & nutrition
- BIOL2174 - Cell physiology in health & disease
- BIOL3108 - Hallmarks of cancer