She has worked in a range of research and development environments and has a wealth of knowledge, both of a professional and clinical nature. For the past 20 years Tracey has been a senior manager and then consultant in the health, community and aged care sectors, working with service providers and local, state and federal governments.
After completing her science degree, Tracey worked in a laboratory environment. She then undertook nursing training in the accelerated nursing program at the Alfred Hospital. In 1989 she commenced her clinical research career and worked in this capacity until 2000, including training many junior researchers. She completed her Masters in Public Health in 1997. The research component of her degree involved examining the effects of maternal smoking on the duration of breastfeeding utilising survival analysis methodology.
Tracey then moved into management roles. She was the group executive officer of the inaugural Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) clinical trials group. She led the group through a period of significant growth during which several million dollars of grant monies were attracted for intensive care research. This culminated in the NH&MRC awarding an enabling grant to establish the National Centre for Intensive Care Research. During this time Tracey work on several complex ethical issues associated with research in areas where people were unconscious and not able to give their own informed consent.
From 2006, Tracey’s move into management consulting has seen her provide consulting services across the health, aged and community care sectors. Tracey has led numerous qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research and evaluation projects. She is a published researcher and she is experienced in developing solutions that meet client needs in an effective and efficient manner.
Tracey’s career in health and medical research spans almost 30 years