Cara is currently completing a PhD in computational biophysics and has a background in physics and chemistry. During her undergraduate and PhD research she has investigated the properties of supercooled water, cryoprotective solutions, and model cell membranes. Her research has centred on using molecular dynamics simulations, which she conducted using various systems at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. She has also gained extensive experience in data analysis and visualisation, scripting, administration of Linux systems, working on cross-disciplinary projects, and teaching.
Cara began her work in the CIC through Innovation Central Perth, where she has worked on projects involving various companies, government departments, and researchers. She enjoys assisting others and learning about a diverse range of topics while working on projects. She has also participated in providing computational training to researchers through programs such as Software Carpentry and Research Bazaar.