Dr Connell is a graduate of Flinders University of South Australia and completed her Radiation Oncology training at the Royal Adelaide and Alfred Hospitals (Melbourne) in 2004, achieving the college medal in her final exams. She completed a fellowship year in Head and Neck Cancer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre where she published her research into the role of PET/CT in the management of head and neck cancer, as well as undertaking clinical work at both East Melbourne and Bendigo campuses.
She spent two years treating urological malignancies in Oxford, UK before taking up her position at Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre in 2009 (now known as Genesis Care).
She is actively involved in the education of radiotherapy registrars and attends regular multidisciplinary team meetings where cancer cases are discussed with other specialist colleagues in order to devise an optimal, individualised treatment approach. She is current chair of the Southern Area Health Network Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Meeting.
Based at the Flinders Private Rooms, she consults both private and public patients and manages all oncological as well as benign conditions amenable to radiotherapy. She is actively involved in recruiting patients to clinical trials in conjunction with the Flinders Medical Centre Cancer Centre, offering patients access to the most up to date advances in oncological practice.
Memberships: Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Society, TROG, South Australian Breast Cancer Study Group, South Australian Head and Neck Society, European Society of Radiation Oncology.