Governance and policy: why sustaining links with government is important to your future

Phillips P

Pancreatic Cancer Translational Research Group, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, School of Medical Sciences, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Sydney.

A/Prof Phillips has had major roles in changing health policy and advocacy in Australia including: Past-President for the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR; 2015), ASMR Executive Board of Directors (2012-17), providing evidence to Government for the Medical Research Future Fund Bill (Senate Hearing and Government submissions, 2015-16), Member of NHMRC Expert Advisory Group for restructure of NHMRC grant program (2016-17). She has proudly represented the medical research community to government and key stakeholders in these roles. She will present her journey into political advocacy and highlight its importance to influence health and medical research policy change. Importantly, Phoebe will discuss the career development opportunities that her political advocacy provided.