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State Representatives

Monica Cations (Co-Chair)

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Monica is a proud lesbian woman and co-chair for QueersInScience SA. She is a provisional psychologist and epidemiologist, conducting research at Flinders University that aims to improve the psychological well-being of older people and people with dementia.

Luke Weinel (Co-chair)

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Eye Bank Coordinator, Flinders Medical Centre, SA Health

Luke is directly engaged in coordinating corneal donation and allocation for transplantation within South Australia and across Australia.

Jacinta Clark (Secretary/Treasurer)

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Doctor, SA Health

Jacinta is a junior doctor in Adelaide passionate about women’s and trans health issues. She is currently working on research in public health and quality improvement.

Brad Martin (Outreach team)

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Brad works with the South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Flinders University. He is a commencing PhD candidate, researching the application of trait-based approaches in understanding aquatic assemblages.

Perry Beasley-Hall (Communications)

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Grant-Funded Researcher, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide

Perry is a lesbian evolutionary biologist and entomologist who recently completed her PhD at The University of Sydney. Her current research focuses on the independent evolution of subterranean lifestyles in insects and how these transitions might affect organisms at the genetic level.

Dr Sarah Bray

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Project Manager & Consumer Engagement Officer, Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA), at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

Sarah loves using her science skills to work on all sorts of fascinating projects from cancer research to wrangling ancient DNA from extinct bears! Currently she is the Project Manager for the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA), an ambitious ‘Big Data’ resource aiming to improve the lives of everyone using aged care.

Dr Lisa Marie Nicholas

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Group Leader, The University of Adelaide

Lisa is interested in understanding how a suboptimal maternal metabolic environment both before and during pregnancy programs disadvantage in the offspring leading to health effects that persist across the life course.