Caitlin is a clinical pharmacist and bioinformatician with a focus in antimicrobial resistance and microbial genomics. She gained her Bachelor degree with honours in Pharmacy at the University of Queensland in 2009 and has experience across hospital and aged care settings. After working for a number of years she came back to UQ to complete a Master of Bioinformatics. During her Masters she worked primarily in pipeline development for accurately detecting small and large insertions and deletions and structural variants in large datasets of microbial genomes supervised by Dr Brian Forde and A/Prof Scott Beatson. After completing her Masters degree Caitlin decided to continue on with a PhD with Dr Patrick Harris at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) in collaboration with A/Prof Scott Beatson and Dr Brian Forde. With a keen interest in combatting antimicrobial resistance, Caitlin’s focus is on the application of genomics in the treatment and prevention of antibiotic-resistant infections, infection control and outbreak response. She is excited about the translation of these technologies into clinical practice. Caitlin also continues to work as an accredited clinical pharmacist in the aged care sector applying her data analytics skills to improve care practices and patient outcomes.

ACADEMIA

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons), University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management, University of Technology Sydney
  • Master of Bioinformatics, University of Queensland