Danijela Kocic

Scientific Head of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Laboratory at SydPath
Conjoint Lecturer

Dr Danijela Kocic is the Scientific Head of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology for SydPath at the St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia. She manages the analysis of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring results to clinicians, patients and other clients requesting rigorous analytical services with a view to optimising patient outcomes in a variety of complex clinical settingsDr Kocic is an active member of TDM Matters Multi-Disciplinary Team Service at St Vincent’s Hospital and recently was appointed as a Conjoint Lecturer at St Vincent’s Clinical School, University of NSW. Dr Kocic is a leading committee member of the NSW Health Pathology Clinical Mass Spectrometry Forum.

Dr Kocic commenced her scientific career with Novartis Pharmaceuticals as a Research Scientist. Following the completion of her PhD, she moved to the Drug Toxicology Unit of the NSW Forensic and Analytical Scientific Service as a Senior Scientist in Charge of  Research & Development and Innovation, continuing to develop high-throughput, robust methods for drug detection and confirmation.

Her research interests are the improvement of the sample throughput of standard LC-MS/MS equipment using Active Flow Technology, TDM and personalised medicine.

Awards

Dean’s Merit List                                                                                                        2008

University of Western Sydney

For Academic Excellence

Dean’s Medal                                                                                                             2009

University of Western Sydney

For Academic Excellence

Employee of the Year                                                                                                 2009

Novartis AH

For GLP Method Development and Validation

Dean’s Merit List                                                                                                        2009

University of Western Sydney

For Academic Excellence

Ellice Swinbourne Prize                                                                                              2009

University of Western Sydney

For the outstanding performance in Chemistry

Honours Scholarship                                                                                                   2009

The University of Western Sydney

Dean’s Merit List                                                                                                        2010

University of Western Sydney

For Academic Excellence

Australian Postgraduate Award                                                                                2012

Department of Industry, Innovation Science, Research and Tertiary

Education

Quarterly Innovation Award                                                                                     2012

Novartis AH

For Non-GLP Method Development and Validation

UWS Innovators Award                                                                                             2014

University of Western Sydney, For demonstrated Innovation Excellence

 

Emerging Leaders Program                                                                                       2017

NSW Health Pathology, for demonstrated Leadership Skills, 9 months program