Natalie is a clinical trialist and epidemiologist, and Associate Director of the Centre for Addiction Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Natalie joined the University as a Research Fellow in 1995, and completed a PhD in cardiovascular epidemiology in 2001. Natalie has been the recipient of a Health Research Council Training Fellowship, a Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, and the prestigious Heart Foundation Douglas Senior Fellowship in Heart Health. Her primary area of interest is the conduct of phase III, community-based, clinical trials, particularly in smoking cessation, alcohol consumption, and cannabis use. She has a secondary interest in respiratory health, cardiovascular epidemiology (particularly peripheral vascular disease), the use of novel technology in disease prevention and treatment, and research into the efficacy and safety of complementary and alternative medicine. She is a member of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.