Sherly is a registered dietitian whose research interests include how hereditary factors modify the association between lifestyle risk factors (e.g. diet) and risk of chronic disease and whether screening and lifestyle interventions could be tailored to optimise disease prevention efforts. She also has an interest in metabolic diseases and paediatric nutrition.
Sherly currently works with A/Prof Robert MacInnis on validating risk prediction models for breast, prostate and colorectal cancer in a contemporary Victorian population within the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study, and using National Cancer Institute Cohort Consortium data to examine whether family history modifies the effect of certain lifestyle-related factors on the development of these cancers.
Cancer Epidemiology Division