Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute names Deputy Director

Professor Moira O'Bryan

Professor Moira O'Bryan has been appointed as Deputy Director of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute. The appointment of Professor O’Bryan, who is also the Head of the Program for Development and Stem Cells, marks the first time the institute has had a Deputy Director since its inception last year.

Professor O'Bryan said she was delighted to be taking on this new role.

“It's a fantastic opportunity to get to know some of the up-and-coming stars within the institute, as well as work more closely on achieving our shared goals at the institute,” Professor O’Bryan said.

Professor O'Bryan said one of her major goals as deputy, would be to raise awareness of the incredible research capabilities and facilities at the Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) – both nationally and internationally.

Director of the BDI, Professor John Carroll, said Professor O’Bryan was the ideal person to fill this position.

“Moira’s been involved since the inception of the Institute as a Head of Program, meaning she is perfectly placed to help guide the BDI through its next stage of growth and development,” Professor Carroll said.

Professor O’Bryan is an experienced leader, being not only a Head of Program at the BDI, but also the Chair of the Australian Academy of Science’s National Committee for Cellular and Developmental Biology, Co-Chair of Monash’s Faculty of Biomedical and Psychological Sciences Gender Equity committee, and the former national director of The Australian Society for Medical Research.

Professor O’Bryan said continuing to build on a culture where all researchers can thrive was vital to a workplace where everyone’s voices were heard.

“I'd like to see our researchers collaborating even more, and to offer new opportunities to our current researchers through mentorship.”