Produced by La Trobe University, hear me describe our latest study uncovering a novel role of cell death during influenza A virus infection (aka, the flu).
Every year our workplaces are transitioning into a more modern and progressive world. But, how does this shape our industries? Hear the perspectives from a female dominated panel on the 'Future of Work'.
In 2019, I had the honor to present my first Keynote address at the State school final of Tournament of Minds. With an audience of 1000+ students, teachers and parents, this evening resembled an incredible opportunity to showcase my experiences as a woman in STEM and promote the wonders of the scientific world.
Featuring in the Herald Sun's '25 under 25, Young People to Watch' was one of my most proud moments to date. Between the Olympic athletes and business entrepreneurs, check out my interview with the state leading newspaper about my life as a 25 year old scientist.
Our immune system goes to extraordinary lengths to maintain our health. Although complex, immunology has never sounded better than at the Triple R studio which breaks down science weekly with Dr Shane Huntington. Check out one of three of my interviews on Einstein A Go-Go below!
The cell death field is amazing. Everyday, new discoveries are piecing together the complex pathways that control our cells final moments and it's role in disease. Hear my first podcast interview with SFS when we talked everything cell death.
As a student-turned-scientist at La Trobe University, I frequently contribute to the student and undergraduate community. From interviews, blogs and keynote speeches, this video interview with the student Upstart team is a fantastic example.
To celebrate the 2019 International Womens Day, I initiated a project with La Trobe University to showcase what it means to be a woman in science. Hear the experiences and advice from three female scientists in three different career stages at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science.
Currently the co-supervisor of 1 PhD and 1 honours student (LIMS, 2020). Previously co-supervised 1 Honours student (LIMS, 2017, Thesis score: High Distinction) and mentored 8 undergraduate students on laboratory placements (LIMS, 2015-2018).
Cancer Reports (2), Biomolecules (invited guest cell death series editor), Biochemical Society Transactions (1), Frontiers in Immunology (1), Scientific Reports (1).
2020 & 2015 Invited guest speaker at the LTU Residential Student Leadership Evening.
2020 Invited panellist at the University of Melbourne WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) science communication workshop.
2019 KEYNOTE presentation at the Tournament of Minds, Victorian state final (Attendance of 1000+).
2018 & 2019 Invited panellist at the LTU Post Graduate Expo.
2019 Invited to present at the St Leonard’s College, Brighton East, Careers Evening.
2019 Selected to present at the international science communication event, Pint of Science, a ticketed and sold out event (100+ audience), the largest in VIC.
2019 Participated in the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research
New Faces Symposium.
2018 Invited guest speaker as a ‘Women in STEM’ to open the 2018 LTU Post Graduate Expo.
2018 Invited guest speaker for the LTU Subject Selection Fair, Biochemistry session.
2018 – 2019 Invited Guest Lecture for the LIMS Biochemistry and Genetics, Honours and Masters cohort.
2018 Invited guest speaker for the LTU Communicating your Research,
Audio and Visual workshop.
2018 Invited video interview as the LTU Biomedical Science representative for Open Day.
2018 Invited video interview with the student LTU media program Upstart about scientific communications and women in science.
2016 – 2018 KEYNOTE speaker at the LTU annual student Pearls of Wisdom cocktail evening.
2018 Invited interview with LTU media about scientific communications.
2015 – 2016 Invited seminar for the LTU undergraduate program Hallmark.
2016 Invited as a panellist for the ASMR Tertiary Careers Evening.
2015 Invited guest speaker at the LTU residential student leaders’ workshop.
2015 Invited interview with a LTU blog forum, Nest, about women in science.
2015 Invited guest speaker to LIMS undergraduate Molecular Sciences students.
Radio and podcasts:
2019 Interviewed on Triple R’s Einstein a Go-Go about current research and Pint of Science.
2019 Interviewed on 2DayFM radio.
2018 Invited podcast interview with the international program Straight from a Scientist.
2018 Invited podcast interview with the University of Melbourne's Secret Life of Stem.
2016 Interviewed on Triple R’s Einstein a Go-Go to discuss infection and immunity research
2016 Interviewed on the ABC’s 774 by David Astle about cell death research.
2015 Interviewed on ABC’s Breakfast radio with Red Symons about cell death research.
Outreach and community engagement:
2020 Invited Guest Lecturer for the third-year undergraduate subject Advanced Topics in Biomedical Science, responsible for developing and delivering a lecture, workshop and quiz on cell death, for Melbourne and regional campus students (Bendigo and Albury-Wondonga), LTU.
2018 – 2020 Organiser of fortnightly institute journal club.
2018 – 2020 Appointed as the LIMS Fellows Society of Postdoctoral Researchers
2019 Invited Genetics Lecturer for the second-year undergraduate subject, Introduction to Biomedicine, including designing course content, an exam and delivering lectures, LTU.
2019 Lead manager for the Day of Immunology LIMS Discovery Tour. This was a public event with ~50 attendees that included managing a volunteer team of 27 and organising laboratory based-workshops, tours, budgeting, communications and liaising with an invited guest speaker. This event was rated an overall score of 4.8/5 by attendees.
2019 Invited oral and poster presentation judge, ASMR Student Symposium.
2019 Co-lead organiser of the first Cross-Institutional Melbourne Postdoc Trivia and Networking Night, a sold-out ticketed event. This included acquiring funding and volunteers from 10 Melbourne biomedical researcher institutes, communications, advertisement and secretary duties.
2019 Committee member for the international science communication event Pint of Science, held on three consecutive nights at 9 venues in Melbourne. This role included managing venues, judging speaker applications, liaising with over 60 selected speakers, communications and
social media advertisement.
2019 Invited to attend the Day of Immunology Careers Workshopat the Gene Technology Access Centre for secondary school students.
2019 Attended the LTU Research and Education two-day Research Intensive, a developmental
workshop for early career researchers.
2016 – 2019 Volunteered at LTU Open Days and responsible for running laboratory demonstrations, giving course advice and engaging in discussion with future students and families.
2018 General committee member for Day of Immunology LIMS Discovery Tour.
2018 Invited as a co-chair and co-organiser the JAM on Cell Death, early career researcher networking session, Tokyo, Japan.
2018 Confocal microscopy image selected as the cover of the international journal, Apoptosis.
2017 & 2018 Attended the LTU Communicating your Research, Writing and What’s your
2017 & 2018 Attended the LIMS Fellows Grants workshop.
2017 Winner of the LIMS Infection and Immunity image competition.
2016 Invited to facilitate a professional development program for secondary school teachers which involved an oral presentation and demonstration of confocal microscopy at LIMS.
2013 Employed as the LTU Residential Assistant Coordinator of Menzies College to manage a team of 14 student leaders. This role also included the supervision of approximately 300 residential students with emphasis on mental health, wellbeing, leadership, and rules and regulations.
2012 Employed as the Social Coordinator of Glenn College to manage a student leadership team of 12 and organise social events and budgeting. Events were catered for approximately
LTU: La Trobe University
LIMS: La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science