Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea
Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea is a scientist, executive and entrepreneur. She is the Executive Director of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and co-founder and CEO of Women in STEMM Australia.
Dr Evans-Galea has led research programs in cell and gene therapy for inherited diseases at world-leading organisations in the United States and Australia. Her research and leadership have been internationally recognised with numerous awards. Dr Evans-Galea is the Australasian Associate Editor for the Springer-Nature journal Gene Therapy and an independent consultant in cell and gene therapies
Dr Evans-Galea is internationally recognised advocate for equality and equity, and strongly committed to empowering the next generation. She actively mentors multiple STEMM students and professionals, is a member of Victoria’s Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality, and an inductee and Ambassador of the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Dr Evans-Galea has represented Australia at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings.
Championing STEMM research, education and innovation, Dr Evans-Galea has served with a range of government and non-profit advisory groups, and communicates regularly on a range of STEMM-related topics via social and mainstream media.