Brent graduated with BSc, MBBS (1st class Hons) at UNSW and won the Bryan Hudson AO Medal for the Royal Australian College of Physicians specialty examinations. He has completed a Masters in Medicine at the University of Sydney, worked as a medical oncology registrar at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, and most recently as Clinical Trial Fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. He was an integral member of the Medical Student Aid Project, fundraising and delivering medical supplies to under-resourced countries. He and his wife (a paediatric oncology registrar) delivered a cache of medications and medical supplies to the Mosvold Hospital, Ingwavuma in South Africa.
Brent is a Clinical Research Training Fellow at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and is pursuing a PhD focusing on the role of the landscape of immune responses in women with breast cancer. His aim is to become a clinician-scientist at an academic cancer centre.