FUNDING YOUR RESEARCH PANEL
(Tuesday 2 December 2014 @ 2.00 pm)
Securing funding from national competitive grant agencies can be a challenge for researchers working in Biomechanics. A panel discussion, including representatives from both the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), will be held during ABC9 to provide opportunities for you to enhance your future grant applications. Panel members will be listed below as their details become available.
Dr Fiona Cameron
Executive Director for Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, ARC
Dr Fiona Cameron joined the ARC in July 2012 as Executive Director for Biological Sciences and Biotechnology. Prior to this, Dr Cameron led the Innovation & Consulting Unit at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) as the Associate Director. In this role, she worked closely with the University Executive, academics, active researchers and the University Research Office at UWS to identify opportunities to protect, develop and commercialise Intellectual Property and to build relationships with Industry and Government. Between 1986 and 2007 Dr Cameron worked at the CSIRO, where she was appointed a Principal Research Scientist of its Division of Molecular Science, and a member of the executive team of the CSIRO National Research Food Futures Flagship. Dr Cameron was also a key developer of the CSIRO Nanotechnology Centre. Active in gene control research, Dr Cameron's work at CSIRO included the development of molecules for better gene delivery into cells and gene therapy. Being heavily involved in commercially funded medical research, Dr Cameron's most recent publications take the form of a suite of patents. Dr Cameron originally trained at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University. She was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in 1990 from Macquarie University, having studied the regulation of gene control using engineered ribonucleic acids.