Heidi has been CEO of Emerge Australia since February 2018.
With a PhD in medical ethics and a background working with patients and medical professionals Heidi is well aware of the many issues affecting patients with ME/CFS and their carers.
Having started her career as a laboratory scientist specialising in Developmental Biology Heidi followed her PhD with a long stint working in medical education. Prior to starting as CEO at Emerge Australia Heidi specialised in teaching ethics and law concerning women’s health and child health. She held a full lectureship in Healthcare Ethics at City University London and was Lead for Ethics and Law Teaching in clinical year two at University College London Medical School. Her most recent teaching position was as part of the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics Summer Program in 2016.
A British native Heidi has lived and worked in the UK, Germany, USA and is now based in the Bayside area of Melbourne.