Tara is a teaching and research physiologist at The University of Sydney (Australia). The focus of her research is the physiology and pathophysiology of the musculoskeletal system and therapeutic benefits of hormonal and pharmaceutical interventions into skeletal and metabolic diseases in murine and in vitro models. Her work investigating the endocrine role of osteoblasts in metabolic control has gained international recognition. She is an avid supporter of early career scientists, supervising several PhD and masters students, as well as founding the technical skills-based Sydney Bone Phenotyping Workshop. Besides science, she loves to run, read and travel.