Sherlynn is the project manager overseeing the Quantifying Contact Networks for COVID-19 Outbreak Preparedness project. This project aims to use detailed contact surveys and statistical modelling to predict COVID-19 transmission. Sherlynn has an interest in project management and has experience in the facilitation and coordination of health research projects including clinical trials.
Prior to joining the Geospatial and Health Development team, Sherlynn has worked with other teams throughout the Telethon Kids Institute, the Children’s Lung Health team and most recently coming from the DETECT Schools study, which was a collaboration between the Western Australian State Government and Telethon Kids Institute.
Sherlynn has a First Class Honours in Biomedical Science from Murdoch University.
The DETECT-Schools Study was launched in May 2020 as a partnership between the WA Government Departments of Education and Health with the Telethon Kids Institute.
Western Australian adolescent emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020
The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been vast and are not limited to physical health. Many adolescents have experienced disruptions to daily life, including changes in their school routine and family’s financial or emotional security, potentially impacting their emotional wellbeing.Published research School Attendance Youth Health Healthy Skin and ARF Prevention Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Aboriginal Young People Geospatial Health and Development COVID-19 School and Community WellbeingJanuary 2022
Acceptability of OP/Na swabbing for SARS-CoV-2: a prospective observational cohort surveillance study in Western Australian schools
When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, Governments responded with lockdown and isolation measures to combat viral spread, including the closure of many schools. More than a year later, widespread screening for SARS-CoV-2 is critical to allow schools and other institutions to remain open.Published research Academic Biostatistics Infectious Diseases School Attendance Healthy Skin and ARF Prevention COVID-19 School and Community WellbeingJune 2021
Nasal airway epithelial repair after very preterm birth
Nasal epithelial cells from very preterm infants have a functional defect in their ability to repair beyond the first year of life, and failed repair may be associated with antenatal steroid exposure.Published research Airway Epithelial Research Children's Lung Health Pre-term birth