Dr Matt Wenham

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Executive Manager, Policy & Projects

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Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering

Matt leads the policy team at ATSE, Australia’s national academy of applied science, technology and engineering, working across issues in energy, agriculture, health technology, infrastructure, water, minerals, STEM education and innovation policy. He managed the secretariat for the 2016 Review of Australia’s Research Training System, and has been appointed to the RCUK expert review panel for the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Prior to returning to Australia in 2014, Matt was Associate Director of the Institute for Science on Global Policy, a Washington DC based think tank. Matt was a postdoctoral research fellow at the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where he chaired the NIH Fellows’ Committee, representing over 4000 postdoctoral fellows in the NIH intramural program. He completed a DPhil in cell biology and immunology at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and completed his final two years of doctoral research at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, University of Cambridge. Matt has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and a Graduate Diploma of Education from Monash University, Melbourne. He is a graduate of the reserve officer commissioning course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.