Ms Freebairn is receiving a scholarship through the Prevention Centre to undertake a PhD at the University of Notre Dame. Her research topic is investigating the effectiveness of system modelling methods to optimise the use of evidence to influence policy and program decision-making using gestational diabetes as a case study in the ACT.
Ms Freebairn is Assistant Director, Epidemiology Section, ACT Health. Her research interests include building capacity to use epidemiological information to guide policy development. She has worked with health services in the ACT and NSW since 1997 in a number of roles including clinical psychology, health services planning and epidemiology.