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    Associate Professor Megan Munsie

Associate Professor Megan Munsie is Deputy Director of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Stem Cell Systems within the School of Biomedical Sciences and also heads the Engagement, Ethics and Policy Unit of the Australian Government funded Stem Cells Australia initiative. Megan has combined her scientific expertise – gained through working in academia and industry – with a deep understanding of the issues associated stem cell research and its clinical translation. She has co-authored numerous educational resources for the public, health and educational professionals; contributed to the development of policy at a domestic and international level; is a member of several international multidisciplinary research teams exploring impact of stem cell research and regularly provides advice and information to Australian patient advocacy groups and community members on stem cell science and associated issues. During her PhD Megan made headlines when she made stem cells from a cloned mouse embryo - the first proof of concept for therapeutic cloning. She has also worked for over ten years as a clinical embryologist in Australian IVF clinics. In 2018 she was awarded the Public Service Award from the International Society for Stem Cell Research in recognition of her public outreach and policy advocacy in stem cell science.