Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea AM is an accomplished STEM executive, board chair and director. Dr Evans-Galea actively engages across multiple professional sectors in the broader STEM ecosystem and is an advocate for STEM research, innovation and education, and the development of a highly skilled and diverse future STEM workforce.
Operating at the interface of industry, academia, education and government, Dr Evans-Galea is Director of STEM Careers Strategy at the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) where she leads the strategic and operational development and delivery of ATSE’s $43M portfolio of national STEM Careers programs which include the Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM Scholarships program funded by the Department of Industry, Science and Resources; the IMNIS Industry engagement initiative; and the STELR Schools engagement program.
Dr Evans-Galea has led international pre-clinical research programs in cell and gene therapy for inherited diseases in the United States and Australia, most recently at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. She received multiple awards for her research and leadership. Dr Evans-Galea is also an experienced consultant, editor, author and peer reviewer.
A renowned advocate for STEMM research, education and innovation, Dr Evans-Galea is actively engaged across multiple professional sectors in the broader STEMM ecosystem and has served with advisory groups in State and Federal government. She also communicates on a range of science-related topics via social and mainstream media.
An internationally recognised advocate for inclusion and diversity, Dr Evans-Galea co-founded Women in STEMM Australia, a NFP advocating for greater representation of women in STEMM
leadership roles in Australia. She served on the SAGE Expert Advisory Group and the inaugural Ministerial Council for Women’s Equality in Victoria, and is an inductee for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. She has represented Australia at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation women in STEM meetings.
Dr Evans-Galea has been recognised with an Australian Leadership Award and the Vice-Chancellor's Alumni Excellence Award from The University of Queensland, and is a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).