INSPIRE Issue 20: A focus on collaboration in Health and Medical Research

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Showcasing a selection of the 2020-21 Award nominees...


Nominee for the Advocacy Award Primary Nominator – Prof Melissa Little MCRI Secondary Nominator – Prof Christine Anne Wells – Uni Melb BIO: Professor Munsie is an internationally recognised leader in the stem cell research community and serves on advisory committees to national and international scientific organisations. She has led engagement and policy activities for a series of major Australian Government funded programs in stem cell science and is currently the convenor of Stem Cells Australia. She holds a joint appointment across the University of Melbourne’s School of Biomedical Sciences and the Melbourne Medical School and heads a highly regarded interdisciplinary research program examining the ethical, legal and social implications of stem cell research. 82  INSPIRE 020 | 2021

PROJECT SUMMARY: Professor Munsie’s research is global in scope and underpinned by an extensive collaborative network of leaders from community, industry and academia. She draws on findings from her interdisciplinary research to develop innovative strategies to address public expectation and influence policy reforms to foster responsible research and clinical translation practices. She is a research and community leader working at the intersections of stem cell biology, bioethics, science communication, sociology, and science policy, whose work will continue to make a lasting contribution to responsible research and innovation practices and policy in Australia and internationally.