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Amy Heffernan, PhD.

Amy has a Ph.D. in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, and currently works as a Research Fellow at the Florey Institute at the University of Melbourne in Australia where she uses mass spectrometry to investigate Alzheimer’s disease.

Amy is motivated to integrate advanced analytical technology into applied health research by building interdisciplinary networks across industry and academia. She is passionate about supporting the career development of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to reach senior management positions, and to mentor and encourage the next generation of female scientists at the high school level and beyond. Amy dedicates time as a volunteer for Women in Technology (QLD) Women In Science (Aus) supporting gender diversity in Australian science.

Professional Background:

Amy completed her honours program in Applied Chemistry at the University of Technology Sydney before pursuing at PhD in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry at The University of Queensland,Australia. Her dissertation focused on developing analytical tools to measure chemical exposures in children, and her research contributed to a national biennial population monitoring program in Australia. Amy is widely published in her field, delivering invited presentations for Agilent Technologies and the World Health Organisation, and is committed to using technological advances to improve human health.

Special Skills:

Job application and interview training
Project management
Scientific and technical writing
Public speaking
Government job applications
Gender and sexual diversity in the workplace

“The opinions of others do not determine your worth. Know your value, develop your skills, and learn how to market them.”

-Amy L Heffernan, Ph.D.

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