Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea is Executive Director of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and co-founder and CEO of Women in STEMM Australia. Dr Evans-Galea is also an honorary research scientist at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and The University of Melbourne. With a PhD in molecular biology and over 15 years experience leading translational medical research programs at world-leading organisations in the United States and Australia, Dr Evans-Galea’s research and leadership has been internationally recognised with numerous awards.
Strongly committed to empowering early-mid career researchers (EMCR), she regularly mentors students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty. Dr Evans-Galea has developed graduate mentoring programs in Australia and the USA, was founding chair of the EMCR Forum with the Australian Academy of Science and chaired the Australian Science and Innovation Forum with ATSE to coordinate Innovation Week.
An internationally recognised advocate for women in STEMM, she serves on the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Expert Advisory Group, is co-founder of Women in STEMM Australia and is an active contributor to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women in STEMM program. She also serves on the Ministerial Council for Gender Equality in Victoria.
A strong advocate for STEMM research, education and innovation, Dr Evans-Galea has served with advisory groups in State and Federal governments, and communicates regularly on a range of science-related topics via social and mainstream media. Dr Evans-Galea has received an Australian Leadership Award, and is an Ambassador for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, as well as the Scienceworks museum.
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