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Dr Branwen Morgan

Minimising AMR Mission Lead


Over the last fifteen years, Professor Branwen Morgan has held numerous senior communications and project management roles that bridge academic organisations, publicly listed companies, government and NGOs in the UK and Australia. She has a PhD in neuroscience conducted at Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research and has worked in mainstream media and science publishing.

Branwen joined CSIRO in January 2021 as Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Mission lead having spent the previous three years at the University of Technology Sydney. This included a general manager role for AusGEM (Australian Centre for Genomic Epidemiology - a collaborative research partnership between the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries and the University of Technology Sydney), where she formed strategies to grow the centre, developed in-depth knowledge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). She then went on to cofound the OUTBREAK project that was supported by a $1M+ MRFF Frontier grant.

Prior to that, Branwen worked at AstraZeneca on a variety of business projects that encompassed company restructuring, new sales initiatives, and internal communication channels. Branwen ran the development of a digital technology initiative to improve internal communications and was the Australia/New Zealand project lead on an AZ/MedImmune global project team for implementation of a new social intranet.

Articles, commentaries and opinion pieces

Nature, Nature Index and Nature Medicine, ABC News in Science, Cosmos, The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, BBC News online, Australian Doctor, Australian Medicine, The Conversation, Trends in Neurosciences, New Scientist, Today’s Life Sciences, Australasian Science, Lab News, BioMedNet, The Scientist, and Newton 

Recent conference presentations and invitations

EU Delegation to India and the Embassy of Sweden on 'One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance: environment and manufacturing industry' to be held at the Embassy of Sweden on Monday, 24 April 2023. Panel speaker.

AMR: From Acknowledgement to Action, Launch of Health Security Systems Australia (a Division of DMTC), April 6, 2022. Panel Speaker.

International Animal Health Asia conference (19-20 October 2021). Speaker.

Antimicrobial drug discovery for fungal diseases and Gram-negative bacteria. University of Sydney workshop. 15 October 15, 2021. Guest speaker.

6th World One Health Congress (Speaker, 2020)

AI, Machine Learning & Robotics in Health (Speaker 2019)

Risk and Innovation, Accord national conference (Keynote, 2016)

Invited workshop: Towards a human and animal health risk assessment for foodborne and environmental antimicrobial resistance. Niagara Falls, 2019 (Sponsored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)