ISCRR is immensely proud of its passionate and talented staff and we endeavour to share their achievements in this section of our newsletter.

To celebrate the recent United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February 2022) and this year’s upcoming International Women’s Day (8 March 2022), we are showcasing our highly accomplished female Research Lead, Dr Janine McMillan!

Janine commenced with ISCRR in 2017 as a Senior Research Officer. She has researched and written reports and presentations for a number of projects including Evidence Reviews, Environmental Scans, Evaluations, Data Analyses, Horizon Scanning and Research Summaries.

Janine obtained her PhD from the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining ISCRR, she was in the Deakin University Metabolic Research Unit Management Team for eight years where her key role was to lead the Gene Discovery Group, identifying novel genes associated with obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, and selecting target proteins to move into a drug development pipeline.

A number of genes were discovered and patented, attracting international drug company investment and forming the basis of several high impact publications. She was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research.

Janine was also a Problem Based Learning (PBL) tutor at the School of Medicine, Deakin University, for seven years, and concurrently a Research Fellow conducting research into the effect of antidepressant and antipsychotic medication on bone cells, at the University Hospital Geelong and Deakin University for two years.

On a personal note, Janine enjoys hiking, camping and taking the dog for walks on the beach.


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