New AAMRI Director of Policy and Operations appointed

New AAMRI Director of Policy and Operations appointed

30th May, 2016

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Peter Thomas (pictured) as the new Director of Policy and Operations here at AAMRI after a nationwide search.

Peter is currently the Research Manager at the Australian Academy of Science, where he has worked in policy and research positions for the past four years. He has extensive experience in science, research and health policy, and was most recently a co-author of the Australian Council of Learned Academies Review of Australia’s Research Training System.

About his appointment, Peter said: “I have always had great respect for AAMRI. It is influential and listened to by both governments and stakeholders across Australia, and I know it is greatly valued by its members. I am looking forward to working with AAMRI’s members to deliver positive policy outcomes for health and medical research in Australia.”

Peter will commence in his new role on 4 July, allowing a handover period between Peter and Nicole.

Of course, that means we bid a fond farewell to Nicole and wish her the best in her new role at Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute. Nicole will commence as the Baker’s new Executive General Manager of Research Strategy and Operations in mid-July.

It goes without saying that Nicole will be sorely missed at AAMRI, but will be a valuable asset to the Baker, and we’re glad to see her staying in the sector.