Samantha joined the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre in 2016 as a Research Assistant. She worked on a series of ongoing systematic reviews that investigated the global prevalence of injecting drug use, as well as sociodemographic characteristics and blood borne virus prevalence among people who inject drugs (PWID). She commenced her PhD in 2018, continuing to expand on this body of work. She has investigated non-fatal overdose, frequency of injecting and suicidality among PWID.
Prior to joining NDARC, Samantha completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of Queensland in 2015.