Adelaide graduate, has a Master in Periodontology and PhD from Lund University, Sweden. Scholarship from the Brånemark Osseointegration Centre, Sweden, and an ITI Scholarship from the University of Bern, Switzerland.
She is an André Schroeder Research Prize holder. Adjunct Professor at the International Research Collaborative, University of Western Australia, Associate Professor, University of Sydney, and Honorary Professor, University of Hong Kong. She is Chair of the ITI Australasian Section and the ITI Research Committee. She has a specialist periodontal practice in Perth.