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C3 Seminar: Academics in Industry

If you’re curious about bucking the conventional route of PhD to Academia or wondering if you can pursue a ‘good scientific career’ outside of a post-doctoral research fellowship, come hear from Dr Tim O’Meara and Dr Louisa Giblin. They’ll be sharing their experience in being a PhD researcher in industry and where the opportunities and challenges lie in making your transition. An open discussion over a light lunch will follow their talks. All HDRs and ECRs welcome! 

Dr Tim O’Meara, Regional Research Manager - GE Healthcare Australia and New Zealand 

Dr. Tim O’Meara is the Regional Research Manager for GE Healthcare Australia and New Zealand. Tim is responsible for initiation and management of research activities that help GE and research collaborators in Australian and New Zealand work together to solve our healthcare challenges. Tim’s responsibilities include research partnerships with GE’s imaging modalities, Healthcare IT, Solutions Business, Life Sciences and Core Imaging.

Tim worked has a researcher in universities and medical research institutes for around 20 years, held an National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship, was a founder of a biotech device start-up company Inhalix, worked for many years with the biotech industry through several roles at CSIRO and joined GE healthcare in July 2013. Over his career to date Tim has worked with more than a 200 research partners and helped to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in research funding, from numerous public and private sources. Tim holds a PhD in immunology and an MBA.

Dr Louisa Giblin, Cardiac ultrasound account manager - GE Healthcare

Dr Louisa Giblin is a cardiovascular ultrasound account manager looking after NSW territory for GE Healthcare. Louisa drives sales of cardiac ultrasound with a focus on client experience. Clients include cardiologists in private practice, research institutions, private and public hospitals. She has worked in echo lab, ICU, NICU, cath lab and surgical theatre environments. 

Prior to working at GE Healthcare, Louisa received a bachelor of medical science, honours and PhD from UTS. Louisa’s area of research was heart rate variability and cognition and involved recruiting and testing over 200 participants. Throughout her PhD candidature she also taught and lectured in various clinical areas to medical science, nursing and midwifery students at UTS and MBBS students at Notre Dame University.


20 June 2017
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Lunch provided


City - BroadwayCB04 Building 4, Science

The Grid Room CB04.05.430