SA’s Chief Scientist visits the Basil Hetzel Institute
South Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Caroline McMillen met with the Director of Research at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Professor Guy Maddern, and the Director of Research for the Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Professor John Beltrame, and toured the Basil Hetzel Institute on Monday 29th April. Professor Maddern said of her visit “Caroline McMillen’s visit to the BHI provided some valuable insights into how further collaborations can occur within the South Australian research network. It provided an opportunity to show the activity and facilities within the BHI”.
Professor McMillen began her appointment as the Chief Scientist for South Australia in October 2018. For the previous 7 years she had been Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Newcastle. Prior to that she was Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President of Research and Innovation at the University of South Australia (2005-2011) which followed on from her research career in physiology at The University of Adelaide.
Professor McMillen’s 3 year role as Chief Scientist involves her providing independent advice to the State Government and supporting the research sector in South Australia.
photo: L-R Professor Guy Maddern, Professor Caroline McMillen, Professor John Beltrame