Anna is the director of Global and Tropical Health at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. She is a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow, and is the Clinical Director of Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia, as well as being a practicing medical specialist in general medicine and infectious diseases at Royal Darwin Hospital.
Her research fields include rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australian Indigenous populations, tuberculosis control especially in neighbouring South-East Asian settings, and improving intercultural communication between healthcare providers and clients. She has expertise in a broad range of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Anna is an executive steering committee member of the Australian Clinical Research Network and the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network.
She supervises PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, and Advanced Trainees in Infectious Diseases through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Anna, CDU and Menzies School of Health Research are currently looking for students to undertake their higher degrees by research in the Northern Territory.