Researcher biography

Dr Shrapnel is a senior lecturer at SMP and an interdisciplinary scientist working at the interface of causality and machine learning. She has both a clinical and technical background, with Bachelor's degrees in Medical Science, Medicine and Surgery, a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, a Master's degree in Bioengineering (Imperial College, London) and a PhD in physics and philosophy—on the topic of quantum causal machine learning. She has been a registered and practicing medical practitioner for over 20 years. Sally is currently Deputy Director at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems where she works on topics in Quantum Machine Learning and Quantum Foundations. She also leads an international project to develop AI algorithms to predict acute kidney injury in COVID-19 for the ISARIC consortium. Her research combines theory, methodology, and applications across a broad range of disciplines.