I am a PhD graduate from the University of Western Australia (2003) and a Master of Public Health graduate from the University of Adelaide (1998), both members of the GO8. I entered the academic sphere in 1996, following five years as a research officer in the disciplines of obstetrics, infectious diseases and medical genetics. My achievements both academic and in the translation of my research output have been significant (especially when considered relative to opportunity), and are outlined below. I currently hold the position of Principal Research Fellow at the Melbourne School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne. I am an Australian Research Council Fellow. I also hold an adjunct position as Associate Professor, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Senor Clinical Fellow Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Monash University and am an Honorary Fellow of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health, University of Western Australia.