My background is in medical research, with a broad understanding across a myriad of scientific disciplines, clinical trial projects and trial logistic management. I have extensive knowledge of medical, veterinary and dairy scientific testing working and training within two large multidisciplinary laboratories in New Zealand and within a Clinical Trial Laboratory in the UK. I was responsible for the quality management systems, transitional facility and health and safety of the largest independent dairy laboratory in New Zealand and also have had lengthy experience being the head of departments in a variety of roles including sensitive method and equipment evaluation and development. I have extended into medical research being part of a large innovative Oncology clinical trials team at the Waikato District Health Board in New Zealand managing a broad range of trials mainly within the fields of Haematology, Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy. I am currently engaged in a revolutionary project with an engineering consultancy and medical device development house, Neuroworks Labs, with support from the Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Grant. This project at its core is a development and application of novel technologies with a focus on the neurological and movement disorder problem space. My involvement in this project is extensive from start to finish from the hand assembly of PCBs, 3D prototype printing, to coordinating and managing the verification element of the project, TGA registration, and ensuring that we are meeting regulatory requirements associated with new device development and testing. I choose to engage in positive and valuable research that will contribute to society. I enjoy bringing all pieces of the puzzle together from funding applications to promotion, using creative and abstract thinking. Most of all it is the ability to bring a concept from infancy through to a tangible working prototype by way of science, technology, engineering and mathmatics that inspires me.