Alison has 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, she made the successful transition to a career in research development, incorporating research policy, research management and business development at Griffith University. In 2018 Alison took up a role as a Principal Policy Officer in the Health Innovation, Investment and Research Office (HIIRO; Queensland Health). Alison has drawn on her 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. Her experience in medical research, the higher education sector and government has provided her 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.
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