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Erica Kneipp is the Research Director for the Human Health program with CSIRO, Australia’s National Science Agency. Her portfolio encompasses infectious disease preparedness, innovative diagnostic solutions, preventive science and clinical trials. She has spent decades working in state and Commonwealth health systems driving innovation in healthcare and supporting health and medical research. Erica was instrumental in establishing the Medical Research Future Fund, Biomedical Translation Fund and leading clinical trial reform. She is an advocate for Australian life sciences and strategic thinker with an ability to cut through complexity to achieve tangible outcomes. She is on the Board of Brandon BioCatalyst and the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics.