Carolyn is an alumnus of UWA, having completed her honours in UWA Department of Biochemistry before obtaining a PhD in molecular genetics at the University of London working on cystic fibrosis, where she was responsible for starting the first carrier testing facility in the country. Through a few career twists and turns her interests have taken her to run her own clinical research project, become a Founding member of the Australian Biospecimen Network and work as Special Projects Manager for the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research. She was also seconded to the Maldives, bringing state-of-the-art technologies to the country.
It was the opportunity of helping inspire researchers to follow their dreams that brought Carolyn to CERI. She hopes the CERI program will pave the way for young academics to think a little differently from the mainstream and in the safety of the CERI entrepreneurial/innovation ecosystem translate their knowledge into new global enterprises based here in WA.