• About
  • Research Focus
Carlee is an early career researcher and Clinical Trial Coordinator in Rheumatology at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. She commenced rheumatology research after completing her PhD in the field of cardiology in late 2014. She is currently recruiting and coordinating two NHMRC-funded multicentre random controlled trials (RCTs) of knee osteoarthritis (OA) using symptoms and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcomes for South Australia. This research will determine progression of the disease and pain in response to treatment drugs.

She is a member of the Australian Arthritis Association.

Carlee completed her PhD at the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorder at the University of Adelaide. Her thesis was titled “Thrombogenesis in substrates of atrial fibrillation” which she completed under the supervision of Willoughby S, Sanders P, Brooks A, John B and Ganesan A. She received a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence for her PhD thesis.

Carlee is willing and available to supervise postgraduate research students. Her current areas of research include:

  • Knee pain and progression associated with osteoarthritis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis / Polymyalgia Rheumatica – patient directed disease outcomes and treatments
  • Psoriatic arthritis – patient directed disease outcomes and treatments