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Alexandra DepelsenaireDr Alexandra Depelsenaire completed her PhD at the University of Queensland in May of 2014 before moving to AIBN’s research office as a project leader working on an ARC Linkage Grant studying the physical adjuvantation effect of the Nanopatch until December of 2016 when she moved to her current Vaxxas position. Dr Alexandra Depelsenaire is a Senior Pre-Clinical Scientist at Vaxxas specialising in the research and development of a microprojection array patch for vaccine delivery to the skin.

Celia WebbyDr Celia Webby completed her PhD at Massey University in 2006. Since then Dr Celia Webby has accumulated over 15 years’ experience in various management and leadership roles in higher education research, NFP and innovation/technology commercialisation sectors. With significant strategy, leadership and negotiation experience, Dr Celia Webby has assisted clients in securing over $30M in funding, managed budgets up to $13M, and lead teams of up to 19 staff.

David ArmstrongDr David Armstrong completed his PhD from the University of Queensland in September 2018 with a PhD specialising in drug design and development before joining BHP as a data scientist. Dr David Armstrong has experience in data and text mining, website scraping, building relational databases and data visualisation.

Jodi Clyde-SmithDr Jodi Clyde-Smith completed a PhD at The University of Queensland in 2001 and has since had a long career in research administration. Dr Jodi Clyde-Smith is an experienced director with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education sector. A strategic thinker skilled in steering complex organisations with multiple stakeholders through change and development while maintaining organisational momentum to achieve required results.

Matt WenhamDr Matt Wenham completed a PhD from The University of Oxford in 2009 and has since specialised in policy development and consultation. Dr Matt Wenham is a science and technology strategy leader with management and policy experience from Australia’s national academy covering applied science, technology and engineering issues. Dr Matt Wenham has been a senior policy associate for an independent Australian health and education policy think tank and was previously an associate director for a US-based think tank working on expanding and improving dialogue between scientists and policy makers on key public policy issues impacted by science and technology. Dr Matt Wenham has experience from Australia, the UK and the US. Dr Matt Wenham was the executive director of policy at the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering until April of this year.

About Faculty of Medicine HDR Symposium Week

The 2020 Faculty of Medicine HDR Week is an online event showcasing presentations from our HDR students within our faculty, including keynote speakers and a jam-packed program of workshops and sessions to support students through the various stages of their PhD and career options thereafter.

All Faculty of Medicine HDR Students are encouraged to attend all sessions throughout the week. Staff are encouraged to support our HDR students at the lunchtime presentation sessions.

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