Executive Director, Scientist & Mentor
Advocacy, Education, Equity and Equality in STEMM, Governance, Health and Medical, Mentoring, Public Service, Government, Public Policy, Rural and Regional Issues and Policy, Science, Technology and Innovation, Women in STEMM
Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea is a scientist, researcher, speaker, author and entrepreneur. She is the Executive Director of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. She is also Honorary Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and The University of Melbourne.
Dr Evans-Galea has led translational medical research programs in cell and gene therapy at world-leading organisations in the United States and Australia. Her research and leadership have been internationally recognised with numerous awards. Strongly committed to empowering early- and mid-career researchers, Dr Evans-Galea actively mentors students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty.
An internationally recognised advocate for women in STEMM, Dr Evans-Galea serves on the Science in Australia Gender Equity Expert Advisory Group and is co-founder and CEO of Women in STEMM Australia. She serves on the inaugural Ministerial Council for Women’s Equality in Victoria and is an Ambassador for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Dr Evans-Galea has also represented Australia at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Women in STEMM meetings.
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.