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Senior Research Fellow

BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

Areas of research expertise: genetic epidemiology, epigenetics, DNA methylation, childhood infection, developmental origins of health and disease.

Dr Jamieson completed her PhD and post-doctoral research in genetic epidemiology of infectious disease at the University of Cambridge, UK.

In 2007 she relocated to Australia and joined the Telethon Kids Institute as a Research Fellow within the division of Genetics and Health.

Her research focuses on the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying susceptibility to congenital (i.e. toxoplasmosis, hypospadias) or early childhood (otitis media) conditions. As part of this research she has successfully established two large (epi)genetic epidemiological studies, namely The Family Study of Ear Infections in Western Australian Children and The Understanding Hypospadias Study.

Sarra's research has received funding from various sources including The Raine Medical Research Foundation, the BrightSpark Foundation, the Cancer Council of Western Australia, the University of Western Australia, the Department of Health of Western Australia. She has also collaborated on several NHMRC funded projects.