What made you want to study with MUARC?
The focus on research translation into practice was important to me and the research I wanted to conduct.
How was your experience studying with MUARC, and would you recommend it to prospective PhD candidates?
Like any PhD it had its ups and downs. Having lots of other PhD students around at different stages helped push me along. I also really appreciated the interaction I had with the research staff. Yes I would recommend MUARC to prospective PhD candidates. It provides access to some of the world's leading experts and research infrastructure.
Can you please tell us a bit about what your thesis was about and what you found?
My PhD research examined the determinants of Coroners' recommendations on injury-related deaths. I found that recommendations were made in approximately 2% of injury deaths and were more like if the death resulted from a transport crash, was work-related, was of a child and was made following an inquest.
How do you think you’ll remember your time studying with MUARC?
As the launching pad for my research career. I remain strongly connected to MUARC through collaborative research and PhD supervision.
Can you please tell us about where your career has taken you post-graduation?
I have spent the majority of my post-graduation career conducting research and policy analysis to support the Coroners prevention role. I maintained a research career through an Adjunct appointment before returning to Monash University in 2017 as a researcher in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
How have your studies with MUARC helped you in your career?
I have maintained the research network I established while studying at MUARC, which has led to a number of successful collaborations on grants, publications and student supervision.