Meet our team
Dr Janine McMillan
Acting Co-Director, and Research Lead
Dr Janine McMillan is the Acting Co-Director and Research Lead at ISCRR, and adjunct academic in the Healthy Working Lives Research Group, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Janine has six years of experience in the personal injury sector and is focused on creating a deep understanding of research value with decision-makers in government. She has facilitated the design and application of collaborative research projects within the areas of occupational health and safety, recovery from injury, return-to-work and compensation. These include evaluations, environmental scans, evidence reviews, and quantitative data analyses.
Prior to joining ISCRR, Janine obtained her PhD from the University of Melbourne. She graduated to 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 tutor at Deakin University’s School of Medicine 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.
Janine enjoys hiking and camping with her family and friends, and taking the dog for walks on the beach.