Belinda is an early career cancer researcher in the School of Biomedical Sciences at UWA. She is the recipient of the inaugural Gunn Family National Career Development Fellowship fo Women in Haematology, an initiative co-funded by Snowdome Foundation and Maddie Riewoldt's Vision. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand before undertaking her PhD studies at the University of Melbourne. Her PhD investigated the role of exosomes in intercellular transmission of prion disease. She was awarded her PhD in 2014 and subsequently joined the Translational Cancer Pathology Laboratory at UWA on a Cancer Council WA Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her research interest is in the application of next-generation sequencing to develop novel methods for earlier detection of haematological malignancies and other cancers.