Founder and director of RUN DIPG, Dad to Josephine (plus George, Harriet and Henri), and husband to Phoebe, I am proud to do what we do for kids and families facing DMG. Knowing first-hand the hopelessness of a DIPG/DMG diagnosis, finding that no treatments and thus, no cure was available for our sweet girl in 2018, as a cancer research scientist and as a person surrounded by family and friends that were/are so keen to change this, we won’t stop until ‘go home and make memories’ is no longer the standard line given to families. As an Associate Professor in Medical Biochemistry, my team and I study this hideous tumour at the University of Newcastle. The research we started in 2018 has since translated into an international clinical trial – providing trial treatment options to families since October 2021.
Out of the lab you’ll find me running the Fernleigh Track, coaching Uni rugby or maybe in the surf, when time permits. Wherever you spot me (not hard, tall… redhead…) you know I’ll be in a RUN DIPG shirt or hat, spreading the word about the brilliant work we do to give hope to DIPG families!