Delaney joined QCIF in late 2021 to assist the team with the analysis of next generation sequencing projects two days per week. Delaney is also the eResearch Analyst at our Member university, University of the Sunshine Coast, where she provides support to researchers in the STEM and cyber infrastructure space and hosts Hacky Hour every Wednesday.  

Prior to her transition into professional roles, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, using genomics combined with medical microbiology to further understand complex bacterial infections and aspects of their antimicrobial resistance, virulence, transmission and pathogenesis. Delaney’s experience in next generation sequencing is varied and includes long and short read, metagenomic, comparative genomic and phylogenomic analysis from clinical, veterinary and environmental samples. 

Delaney will also be assisting with the bioinformatics, biostatistics and biodata advisory service provided for researchers from QCIF Member institutions, including USC. 

As a Software Carpentries instructor, Delaney’s experience is also put to good use by helping other researchers upskill in this area. 

Research Interests 

  • Comparative genomics 
  • Analysis of high-throughput sequencing data 
  • Bacterial genomics and antimicrobial resistance 
  • Phylogenomics 


  • PhD in Molecular Microbiology, University of the Sunshine Coast, 2018 
  • MSc Cell and Molecular Bioscience, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), 2015 
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science majoring in Human Genetics and Molecular Pathology, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), 2012