South Australia: The state of science

South Australia: The state of science

Aug 28
CEDA welcomes Trustees to this boardroom morning tea with South Australia's new Chief Scientist, Professor Caroline McMillen, as she expands on the state's vision for research, science, technology and innovation.


Prof. Caroline McMillen, Chief Scientist for South Australia

Event overview

STEM research and education are at the heart of growth in new industries, jobs and skills and a stronger economy in South Australia, and with the transformation of Lot Fourteen into a world-class innovation hub, Professor McMillen's tenure promises to be a vital one in South Australia's role as a science state.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Prof. Caroline McMillen
Chief Scientist for South Australia

Professor Caroline McMillen commenced in the role as Chief Scientist for South Australia in 2018 after serving as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle for 7 years. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales and a Bragg Member of the Royal Institution, Australia. She holds a BA (Honours) and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford, and completed her medical training graduating with an MB, BChir from the University of Cambridge. She served in leadership positions at Monash University, the University of Adelaide and at the University of South Australia where she held the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation. 

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