Her research is focused on lymphoproliferative disorders and the cellular origin of lymphoma. She is Senior Consultant in Clinical and Laboratory Hematology at Canberra Hospital and Associate Professor at the Australian National University. She is also a long-standing member of Myeloma Australia’s Medical and Scientific Advisor Group, as well as other leading cancer trial and research groups. Working between diagnostic clinical hematology and lab-based research has allowed her to develop molecular assays and translate them into clinical use
Dr. Talaulikar contributes to medical workforce development and advocacy for equity of access to diagnostic tests and blood cancer treatments through leadership roles in organizations such as Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), National Blood Authority and Myeloma Australia. She is recognized as a key opinion leader (KOL) and is regularly invited to participate in Advisory Boards of pharmaceutical companies to provide guidance into clinical development of drugs, feedback into trial protocols and insights into research opportunities. She has authored both national and international clinical practice guidelines that have had a significant impact on cancer patient care. She has also served as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator of several lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma trials.