Marguerite Evans-Galea

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Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea is the Executive Director of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM and Co-founder and CEO of Women in STEMM Australia [Image: A. Bizzari]

Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea is Executive Director of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM with the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and co-founder and CEO of Women in STEMM Australia.

A research scientist with over 15 years of experience leading translational medical research programs in cell and gene therapies for human disease in the United States and Australia, Dr Evans-Galea’s work has been internationally recognised with numerous awards. Most recently she led a research program understanding disease mechanism and developing novel therapies for the neurodegenerative disease Friedreich ataxia.

Strongly committed to empowering early-mid career researchers, particularly women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM), Dr Evans-Galea was the founding Chair of the Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Forum with the Australian Academy of Science. She regularly mentors students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty, and has developed graduate mentoring programs in the USA. Dr Evans-Galea is currently a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity Expert Advisory Group, Chair of the  Australian Science and Innovation Forum, and Co-Founder and CEO of Women in STEMM Australia.

A strong advocate for science and innovation, Dr Evans-Galea communicates regularly via social, national and international media. In 2013 she won an Australian Leadership Award and was inducted into the 2017 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

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Twitter: @MVEG001 and @womensciaust