Centre for Population Genomics

Maia Ambegaokar

Inclusive Genomics Lead

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.