My PhD will be conducted part-time while I’m working as a psychiatry trainee, and then after graduating, as a psychogeriatrician. I am currently finishing my basic training and will start psychogeriatrics advanced training in 2022. My career vision is to advance research in the field of dementia with a particular focus on frontotemporal dementia, improve clinical interventions for patients, and create positive change to Australia’s public health and medical training systems.

Researcher biography

I am a fourth-year doctor and a third-year psychiatry trainee working between Queensland Health and Mater Health in Brisbane, Queensland. My medical interest is in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, specifically dementia. I have been fortunate to pursue both academic and clinical training in the field. I am undertaking a PhD on frontotemporal dementia, with my supervisor Professor Nestor, and I will be commencing advanced training in psychogeriatrics from 2022. I am also involved in various events and committees, such as being the trainee representative for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) section of neuropsychiatry. Extra-curricularly, I have a strong passion for fitness and community engagement. I spend my spare time swimming and training for events, such as triathlons, ocean swims, and charity runs.