Since coming to the Bar, Ffyona has appeared in a wide range of matters in the Children's Court, Coroners Court, Magistrates' Court, County Court, Supreme Court, and in the Court of Appeal. She has also appeared in contested hearings in the Children's Court, Coroners Court, Magistrates' Court, and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, as well as in jury trials (led and unled) in the County Court. Her opinion and advice practice is equally diverse.
Before coming to the Bar Ffyona worked as a solicitor advocate in private practice, at Victoria Legal Aid, and at the Department of Health and Human Services (now DFFH). She has also worked at the Coroners' Court of Victoria, Robert Stary Lawyers (now Stary Norton Halphen), and Legal Aid Queensland.
In 2019, Ffyona completed a Master of Laws (Criminal Practice) with Distinction under the supervision of the Honourable Terry Buddin SC (NSW Supreme Court/Court of Criminal Appeal), and Hugh Selby (Barrister, author).
Ffyona is currently undertaking a PhD at La Trobe University. Her research relates to issues with the pre-recorded evidence of child complainants in sex offences, with a particular focus on the interplay between evidence law and investigative interviewing techniques.
Ffyona has been a sessional academic at Deakin University since 2020; she has previously been a sessional academic at ANU in its GDLP Program.