Maia leads the Inclusive Genomics Team. She has over 25 years’ executive experience internationally and in Australia in health, human rights and international development.
Before joining the start-up team at CPG, she was Health Systems Advisor at the World Health Organisation in Geneva advising national governments on health policy; Director, Specialist Health Service at Abt Associates in Canberra advising the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on international health assistance; and Director Consulting at Social Ventures Australia in Sydney and Perth, advising corporates, governments, not-for-profits and philanthropic organisations on their social impact strategies.
Maia holds a MBA from the London Business School and a MSc Medical Demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. An innovative thinker about participatory and place-based approaches to building diverse, inclusive, fair communities and person-centred services, Maia is passionate about CPG’s work to address the fundamental inequity in genomics: the lack of ancestral diversity in genomic research and thus in genetic medical care.
The Centre for Population Genomics is a national initiative, jointly housed at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. We work all across the country and collaborate with partners internationally and in Australia.
At CPG, we celebrate and respect diversity in our team and our work. We believe that including all human diversity in genomic research will empower medical care that benefits everyone.
We acknowledge the First Australian peoples on whose traditional lands we live and work across the country and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging. We gratefully accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart “to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future”.