I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide, and the Associate Dean (Gender, Equity & Diversity) for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Since completing my PhD in Psychology in 2006, I have worked in academic and research roles in the School of Psychology, School of Medicine (Discipline of Psychiatry), and, since 2012, the School of Public Health.
Higher Degree by Research - Clinical Science
From well to wounded and back again: Identity and agency in high risk, highly cohesive soldiers undergoing rehabilitation in the Australian Army
The three studies that form the basis for my Doctoral thesis explore different aspects and applications of the concept of cultural safety, and its potential role in the improvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes. The first study explores problem representations within the Closing the Gap policy, and looks at ways that a cultural safety framework might be used to inform future policy development.
I research problems in computer vision, which involves using computers to understand images.
The main problems I have worked on are the estimation of 3D shape from images, and tracking moving objects in images.
My research interests are in the areas of grain quality, grain for health, industry relation, food science, food chemistry and sensory. In my PhD, I studied on antioxidant and vitamin E in barley in genetic basis and during the food chain, from a range of varieties through storage and processing to healthy products. My current project is about malting quality which consists of studies to support the development of varieties with increased malt extract and investigation of rapid predictive NIR/MIR tests for malting quality for use early in the breeding purpose.