2022 - current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney. Qualitative analysis for the NHMRC-funded Maintain Your Brain (MYB) study, a randomised controlled trial of multiple online interventions designed to target modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's diseases and dementia
2021 - current: Postdoctoral Research Associate, CHeBA. Commonwealth Department of Health commissioned update of the Behaviour Management, A Guide to Good Practice: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD Guide); qualitative analysis for the 'Social skills intervention for mild cognitive impairment and dementia: Co-design and pilot study' project
2021 - 2022: Research Officer, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC), UNSW Sydney. NSW Health commissioned update of the Assessment and Management of People with Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for NSW Health Clinicians acute care resource; qualitative exploration of the lived experiences of people living with dementia and their carers in the Behaviours and Psychological Symptoms associated with Dementia (BPSD) project.
2021 Postdoctoral Research Associate, CHeBA. Social Health and Reserve in the Dementia patient journey (SHARED): International interview study, an NHMRC-funded study.
2018 – 2020: Postdoctoral Research Associate, CHeBA. Social relationships as protective factors and modifiable risk factors for cognitive decline in the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study.
2017 – 18: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CHeBA. Investigating cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between self-reported social networks and cognitive function using data from the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study (MAS).
2017-18: Researcher, DCRC, UNSW Sydney. Knowledge translation for the 'Improving outcomes for a timely diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice' and 'The supporting GPs and Practice Nurses in the timely diagnosis of dementia' projects.
2012-16: PhD Candidate, DCRC, UNSW Sydney. Thesis: The Friendship and Relationship Interactions in the Elderly Networks Description (FRIEND) Study. DCRC-funded original research using mixed social network analysis methods to explore the friendships and social relationship networks of older people living with dementia and residing in a Sydney care home.
2009-12: Research Assistant, DCRC, UNSW Sydney. Study recruitment, data collection, data analysis and knowledge translation for the Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE) study, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded cluster randomised trial of humor therapy.