BSc (Hons), Dip H Ed (Nursing), Grad Cert (Diab Edu)
Clinical research co-ordinator
Niru graduated in 1980 from the University of Malaya, and worked as a biochemist until she moved to England. After a few years break from working life, she studied to become a children's nurse and worked in Barnet General Hospital, England. Niru moved to Australia in 1997 and joined Princess Margaret Hospital as a registered nurse in 1998. She joined the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes as a research nurse and diabetes educator in 2003.
Niru has been the clinical research co-ordinator for the team since 2004. She is actively involved in studies investigating the effect of exercise on children and youth with diabetes. Her other interests are the epidemiology of diabetes and technological advances in diabetes management.
Areas of research expertise: Clinical research laboratory management, molecular biology and omics studies
Armed with an MBA from Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW) in which Ace was selected for an exchange program with University of Michigan, she specialises in strategy and management of the healthcare sector.
Ace has more than six years' research experience in genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, and omics studies as well as five years in managing medical research laboratories in Princess Margaret Hospital, The University of WA and Telethon Kids Institute.