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Stephanie is a qualitative and mixed methods health services researcher currently embedded with Australian Genomics at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne. Here she is working with clinicians, service leads and community advocates leading research into the implementation of genomics in clinical practice. Other active research interests include international collaborations examining areas such as professional identity, interprofessional working and coproduction.

With over 25 years clinical (as a Chartered Physiotherapist, UK state registered) and managerial experience in health care in the UK NHS and overseas, Stephanie has a strong track record of leadership and innovation. Prior to joining the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, she was Programme Director for the MSc Health Care Management at Swansea University.  As a Senior Lecturer she has taught leadership, management and innovation to under and post graduates on clinical and non clinical programmes.

Education/Academic qualification

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)

1 Dec 20101 Dec 2013

Award Date: 30 Jun 2014

Swansea University

30 Sep 200530 Sep 2006

Award Date: 1 Oct 2006

External positions

Honorary Fellow

29 Jun 2017 → …

Member Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

1 Sep 1987 → …

Honorary Associate Professor

31 Aug 0001 → …

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Research Output

Feasibility of ultra-rapid exome sequencing in critically ill infants and children with suspected monogenic conditions in the Australian public health care system

Australian Genomics Health Alliance Acute Care Flagship, 23 Jun 2020, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 323, 24, p. 2503-2511 9 p.

Macquarie University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Challenges for clinical leaders in the new digital age of genomic medicine

    Best, S., Long, J., Taylor, N. & Braithwaite, J., 2018. 1 p.

    Macquarie University

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

  • Synthesising theoretical frameworks in practice

    Best, S., Long, J., Braithwaite, J., Martyn, M., Phillips, P., Gaff, C. & Taylor, N., 2018. 1 p.

    Macquarie University

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearchpeer-review