Professor Munsie is an internationally recognised leader in the stem cell research community. She has led engagement and policy activities for a series of major Australian Government funded programs in stem cell science and is currently the convenor of Stem Cells Australia, an online education initiative that aims to provide clear and reliable information to Australians curious about stem cells and their role in medicine. She holds a joint appointment across the University of Melbourne’s School of Biomedical Sciences and the Melbourne Medical School and heads a highly regarded interdisciplinary research program examining the ethical, legal and social implications of stem cell research.
Megan serves on advisory committees to national and international scientific organisations and is the Chair of Ethics Committee for the International Society for Stem Cell Research and Vice President of the Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research. She was awarded the 2018 Public Service Award from ISSCR in recognition of her contribution to public outreach and policy advocacy in stem cell science.
In addition to having worked for over fifteen years in the Australian stem cell field, Professor Munsie also has more than ten years experience as a clinical embryologist in IVF clinics around Australia.