Researcher biography

I am a geographer turned epidemiologist who embarked on a career in data science. I enjoy team-driven cross-disciplinary work as well as tackling problems with spatial components. I am a strong advocate of teaching and implementing reproducible methods in science.

Among many other projects, I developed a neighbourhood index of socioeconomic position, contributed to work on tracking activity of eosinophilic esophagitis and worked on the epidemiology of violent deaths.

Currently, I am involved in a project estimating temporary populations in Australia which aims to bridge together traditional types of population data such as censuses and surveys with non-traditional sources.

I am also invovled in the Australia & New Zealand Open Research Network (ANZORN) initiative where I am part of the steering comitee and lead of the Brisbane chapter of the network.