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General Manager, ithree institute, University of Technology Sydney

Shona Blair is a microbiologist who has been investigating the medicinal properties of honey for over 15 years. Throughout her research career Shona has been involved in projects looking at many aspects of honey. She’s conducted studies on its antimicrobial activity against antibiotic-resistant microbes, its wound healing properties and a survey of hundreds of Australian honeys for antimicrobial activity. Shona is also involved in studying the effects of honey on human gut health, as well as another project looking for more sources for medically active Australian honey.


  • 2015–2017
    Manager , ithree institute, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2013–2015
    CEO, Wheen Bee Foundation