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Dr Alison Rice

Deputy Leader, Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform


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I have worked as a senior research scientist leading research groups focused on new therapeutic options for the complications of haematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Medical Research Institutes in Sydney and Brisbane respectively. In 2012, I made the successful transition to a career in research development, incorporating research policy, research management and business development at Griffith University. In 2018 I took up a role as a Principal Policy Officer in the Health Innovation, Investment and Research Office (HIIRO; Queensland Health). I have drawn on my experience as a research scientist and research development expert to bring content specific knowledge about research, researchers and the research sector to the government sector. My experience in medical research, the higher education sector and government has provided me with experience in strategy development and execution, leading and managing complex projects and teams, knowledge creation, data analysis and the opportunity to engage with and develop meaningful relationships with stakeholders, essential for my current role as Deputy Director, Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform at CSIRO.