Dr Sue Meek specialises in working at the interface of academe, industry, government and non-government entities to increase awareness and understanding of the economic and social implications of science. and technology and to facilitate the conduct, application and commercialisation of research and development.
As Principal of Sue Meek and Associates, she aims to apply over 30 years of accumulated experience in science communication, advocacy and policy development, and expertise in research administration, commercialisation and regulation to the benefit of institutions, organisations and the community.
Until July 2016 Dr Meek was the Chief Executive of the Australian Academy of Science, her prior appointments include being Australia’s inaugural Gene Technology Regulator and various senior State Government positions, most recently as Executive Director of Science and Technology with the WA Department of Commerce and Trade.
Dr Meek is a Fellow of the Academy of Technology and Engineering and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an Officer of the Order of Australia and an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University.
She is a Director of Bioplatforms Australia Ltd, and chairs the Advisory Council of the Washington-based Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment (part of the International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation).