Angela graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne and went on to Honours studies investigating flavour profiles in strawberry varieties. An interest in plant disease resistance led her to a Research Assistant position at the Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens. This led to Ph.D. studies involving the genome assembly and analysis, of the legume pathogen Phoma medicaginis, with Prof. Richard Oliver, Dr. J. LIchtenzveig and Prof. Karam Singh at Murdoch University. She then moved to CSIRO/UWA and worked on genomic analysis of legume infecting Fusarium oxysporum ff. spp. as well as the multinucleate basidiomycete Rhizoctonia solani.
Angela currently works at the CCDM with Dr. Huyen Phan using bioinformatic analysis to investigate the pathogenicity of the fungal wheat pathogen Parastagonospora nodorum.