Liz started her career in the UK, having finished her honours degree in Neuroscience at UWA, and taking off to London. It was in the UK that Liz developed a deep passion for STEM education and promotion. Working across the UK’s tertiary education system, Liz travelled the country promoting careers in Biochemistry. However, the lure of actually doing the science again was too much and Liz commenced a PhD in Neuroscience, looking at neuroplasticity in central nervous system injury. The life of an academic at the time was tough, and Liz was lured into a role in R&D Tax at PwC. Her consulting career morphed over the 13 years of consulting, culminating in leading KPMG’s National Research Engagement & Commercialisation team across Australia. But Liz always maintained a sense of giving back and has volunteered for a number of committees and organisations all with a focus on STEM. Her passion remains in the life sciences, currently sitting on the Board of the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science and the WA Committee for the AusBiotech. Liz also sits on the Scitech STEM Advisory Panel, helping Scitech shape the next generation of STEM graduates. All these positions are voluntary and Liz loves that she can give back in this capacity. Liz has recently also taken on the role of Director of the WA Data Science Innovation Hub, in this role Liz hopes to continue to give back and work across WA to ensure the State remains at the forefront of the digital revolution.
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