Ellie is a periodontist. She graduated from the University of Otago in 2005, completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Periodontology with Distinction in 2010, and a Doctorate in Clinical Periodontology in 2013. She was a Colgate Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago, and is currently working as a Professional Fellow in postgraduate clinics. Majority of her time is spent in private practice, at London Street Specialists, working alongside a hygienist, two prosthodontists, and an orthodontist. Her research area of interest is in periodontal epidemiology (NZ adults’ periodontal health and disease). She particularly enjoys the artistic aspects of periodontology, such as periodontal plastic surgery.