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Research Assistant; PhD Candidate

BSc (Hons), MPH, MIPH

Stephanie is an enthusiastic Early Career Researcher with an interest in infectious disease epidemiology. She has a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours, researching the immunisation attitudes of vaccine hesitant parents for her thesis, and a double Masters in Public Health and International Public Health focusing on infectious disease control. Stephanie has held roles in several public health sectors including investigating drowning epidemiology, injury prevention and rheumatic heart disease control.

Stephanie also served as a Policy Adviser to the Western Australian Minister for Health and Mental Health gaining a valuable skills insight into the intersection between public health and politics. She is presently a PhD Candidate and Research Assistant in the END RHD Program, Telethon Kids Institute and School of Medicine, University of Western Australia. Her research focuses on environmental health interventions to prevent Streptococcus pyogenes infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.