Brief CV


Professional Qualifications

  • PhD: University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, (biochemistry and cell biology of insulin and its receptor)
  • M AppSci: Victorian Institute of Colleges (thesis by research)
  • B. App Sci: (with Distinction), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Graduate: ( with Certificate of Merit) AICD, Company Directors Course

Learning for life

Some of the additional programs I’ve undertaken

  • APESMA Management Skills
  • Basic Counselling Skills
  • Board Orientation Series, for Not For Profit Boards
  • Women and Leadership
  • Mentoring and Professional Coaching Program
  • Finance Skills Builder

Leadership and Board positions (selection)

  • Director and President, Australian Society for Medical Research
  • Director and President, Australasian Research Management Society
  • Council member NHMRC
  • Council Member and Director – Leadership Victoria
  • Director, BioMelbourne Network
  • Director Bionics Institute – current
  • Trust Member – Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust – current
  • Member – Melbourne Boston Sister City Association – current
  • Director Victorian Cancer Biobank – current

 Community engagement – giving back

  • Project Consultant, Museum Victoria
  • Committee for Melbourne Climate Change Taskforce
  • Tabitha Foundation house building team in Cambodia.  Completed 24 houses for one village, personally raised enough funds for 2 houses
  • Pro bono assistance to a number of not-for-profit organisations through Leadership Victoria SkillsBank


Career overview