Rosie completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Queensland receiving a bachelor’s degrees in Advanced Science majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology and a minoring in chemistry. Afterwards, she completed an Honours degree (Class I), before taking a break as a research assistant and working casually for Metabolomics Australia, where her chemistry minor came in handy while making up highly accurate analytical standards for HPLC.  

Currently, her interests lay in identifying and understanding the production of novel natural products from Streptomyces. Collaborating with Zoetis, she also aims to increase production of novel antibiotics for commercialisation to fight the rise in anti-microbial resistance.