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Shannon graduation from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in 2011 and in 2013 began working as a research assistant (RA) for the Australian National CJD Registry. Shannon’s role within the ANCJDR has evolved over the years where she started with the routine diagnostic testing and in 2016, she was awarded a CJDSGN Special Travel Award to visit the National CJD Research and Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh for training in the RT-QuIC test for establishment in Australia.

Today Shannon’s position involves the management of the NATA accreditation for the laboratory as well as assisting the coordinator with the day-to-day operations of the group including reporting and clinician interactions.