I lead an internationally recognised translational research program that aims to reduce the health inequalities experienced by people with intellectual or developmental disability. 

I am the inaugural Chair of Intellectual Disability Mental Health at UNSW Sydney, Head of the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) within the Discipline of Psychiatry and Mental Health and NHMRC Leadership Fellow. I took on my first full time clinical academic position at UNSW in 2009 and continue clinical responsibilities within the local health district. 

In my role as Chair of Intellectual Disability Mental Health, funded by the Department of Health and Aged Care and the NSW Ministry of Health, I work to expand the body of knowledge and increase workforce capacity in the delivery of appropriate and effective services to people with an intellectual disability with mental health needs. 

I work with Commonwealth and State Government Departments to improve health services for people with an intellectual or developmental disability. I sit on multiple Commonwealth and State Government Committees and provide advice to regulatory bodies in my area of expertise. I also develop and deliver courses in mental health and intellectual disability. 

My research program spans health services evaluation, policy analysis, data linkage and clinical neuroscience. I am passionate about inclusive research practices and enjoy rich interdisciplinary collaborations.