a little bit about me
I am a Senior Research Fellow in the Clinical Outcomes Research Unit (CORe) at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and in the Neuroepidemiology Unit at the Melbourne School of Population & Global Health.
My research focus is principally the role of modifiable lifestyle and environmental factors with MS onset and progression. I also work in the application of epidemiological methods to the study of other health outcomes, including primary biliary cirrhosis and HPV-mediated neoplasia.
I completed postdoctoral training following my PhD at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania. I also completed a Master of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.
- Two healthy lifestyle scores are associated with lower subsequent fatigue risk using inverse probability weighting in an international longitudinal cohort of people with multiple sclerosis
- Identification of a Latitude Gradient in the Prevalence of Primary Biliary Cholangitis
- Environmental and lifestyle factors relationships with MS not unique to relapsing-onset MS: 'factors affecting the risk of relapsing and progressive onset multiple sclerosis', by Hedstrom and colleagues
- Utilising multi-large omics data to elucidate biological mechanisms within multiple sclerosis genetic susceptibly loci
- Utilising multi-large omics data to elucidate biological mechanisms within multiple sclerosis genetic susceptibility loci
- Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis of aggregate data from randomised controlled trials
- Assessing Lifestyle Behaviours of People Living with Neurological Conditions: A Panoramic View of Community Dwelling Australians from 2007-2018
- Self-reported use of vitamin D supplements is associated with higher physical quality of life scores in multiple sclerosis
- Views of the Future of Partners of People with Multiple Sclerosis Who Attended a Lifestyle Modification Workshop: A Qualitative Analysis of Perspectives and Experiences
- Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of aggregate data from randomised controlled trials
- Depression mediates the relationship between fatigue and mental health-related quality of life in multiple sclerosis
- Risk factors for leaving employment due to multiple sclerosis and changes in risk over the past decades: Using competing risk survival analysis
- Greater Engagement with Health Information Is Associated with Adoption and Maintenance of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours in People with MS
- Perceived cognitive impairment is associated with sexual dysfunction in people with multiple sclerosis: A 2.5-year follow-up study of a large international cohort
- High Prudent diet factor score predicts lower relapse hazard in early multiple sclerosis
- SF-6D health state utilities for lifestyle, sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of a large international cohort of people with multiple sclerosis