I completed my PhD, focused on the genomic investigation of platypus venom, at the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney in 2011. I was also a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Washington. After postdoctoral research at the University of Zurich, focused on seahorse reproductive biology, I received a University of Sydney Mabs Melville Research Fellowship to work on pregnancy in lizards and marsupials. I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney in 2019. My research now focuses on the biology and evolution of pregnancy, birth, and the placenta, using Australian lizards, seahorses, sharks, and marsupials as models. My team and I use genomic, histological and physiological techniques to achieve our research goals. I was a L’Oreal Unesco For Women in Science Fellow in 2019, and received the 2021 Genetics Society of AustralAsia Ross Crozier Medal for outstanding contributions to the field of genetics research. My research is currently funded by the Australian Research Council and a Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) prize.