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National Science Week - Gold Coast Celebration
Run sheet:
5:00pm - Cohort Innovation Space to Welcome
5:10pm - Dr. Sarah Pearson, DDG, Department of Innovation
5:20pm - Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM
5:35pm - Conclude

Aug 20, 2020 05:00 PM in Brisbane

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Dr Sarah Pearson
Deputy Director General @Department of Innovation
Dr. Sarah Pearson is an internationally experienced Open Innovation practitioner, innovation ecosystem builder, scientist and advocate for collaborative innovation, as well as women in science and entrepreneurship. Sarah drives collaborative innovation and entrepreneurship strategy and practice in both corporate and government arenas, and is passionate about helping countries benefit from emerging technology in both industrial and social innovation applications. Sarah is currently the Deputy Director General for the Department of Innovation in the Queensland government, heading up the Advance Queensland initiative. Previous roles include Chief Scientist and Chief Innovation Officer at the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Founding CEO of the CBR Innovation Network, PVC Innovation at the University of Newcastle and CEO of ANU Enterprise.
Dr. Dinesh Palipana
Doctor @Gold Coast University Hospital
Dr. Dinesh Palipana OAM is an Australian doctor, legal professional and disability advocate. He is the first quadriplegic doctor in Queensland, and the second person with quadriplegia to graduate as a doctor in Australia. Dinesh has been an advocate for medical students with disabilities in Australia, where significant barriers exist. Dinesh Palipana obtained a degree in law from the Queensland University of Technology before commencing a Doctor of Medicine at the Griffith University. He completed a medical clerkship at Harvard Medical School and is an associate lecturer at Griffith University. He is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia and a member of the Ambassador Council at the Hopkins Centre, a centre for research in rehabilitation and resilience. He has been a member of the Australian Medical Association Queensland's Council of Doctors in Training since 2017 and in 2019 was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to medicine.