BA (Hon), PhDBarbara has a Joint Honours undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from University College Dublin. I completed a PhD in molecular biology in the area of virology at the Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology in Oxford, through Oxford Brookes University. I worked in research in both Dublin and Sydney for ten years after completing my PhD. I continued to work in the area of Virology. Barbara is a senior Biology Teacher at Willougbhy Girls High School.