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Penny started at DEPM as an honours student in 2005, investigating risk factors of deep sternal wound infection and haemorrhage following cardiothoracic surgery using the ASCTS (Australian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons) dataset. She then worked part-time as a Research Assistant on the ASCTS dataset (1 year) and tutored undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Epidemiology and Biostatistics run by DEPM, while studying a Masters of Biostatistics part-time from 2006 to 2009.

Penny has been working in the Women's Health Research Program since 2010 - mainly analysing the results of the BUPA Health Foundation Health and Wellbeing after Breast Cancer study, amongst other things.  She's also heavily involved in teaching: Population Health to the first year undergraduate medical students and biostatistics to biomedical science & psychology students in BMS1042.

Monash teaching commitment

BMS1042 Public Health and Preventive Medicine (Unit coordinator)

Year 1 MED Population Health (lead)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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