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Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea AM

IMNIS Executive Director with ATSE and Honorary Fellow Manager, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea AM is a scientist, executive and entrepreneur. She is Executive Director of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and co-founder and CEO of Women in STEMM Australia. Dr Evans-Galea has led international research programs in cell and gene therapy for genetic disease at world-leading organisations in the United States and Australia, and has received numerous awards for her research and leadership. She is currently the Australasia Associate Editor on the Editorial Board with Gene Therapy-Springer Nature.

An internationally recognised advocate for women in STEMM, Dr Evans-Galea co-chairs the Women in STEMM Australia Board and served on the Science in Australia Gender Equity Expert Advisory Group. She also serves on the inaugural Ministerial Council for Women’s Equality in Victoria, and is an Ambassador for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Dr Evans-Galea has also represented Australia at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women in STEMM meetings.

A renowned advocate for STEMM research, education and innovation, Dr Evans-Galea has served with advisory groups in State and Federal government, and communicates on a range of science-related topics via social and mainstream media. An independent consultant, speaker, editor and peer reviewer, Dr Evans-Galea is actively engaged across multiple professional sectors in the broader STEMM ecosystem.

In the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours, Dr Evans-Galea was recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to women in STEMM as an advocate and role model.


  • 2009–present
    Honorary Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2008–present
    Research Scientist, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
  • 2017–present
    IMNIS Executive Director, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering


  • 1999 
    UNSW, PhD
  • 1995 
    University of Queensland, PGDipSc
  • 1994 
    University of Queensland, BSc
  • 1994 
    University of Queensland, BMus