Dr Tamantha Stutchbury, is the Program Director for the Global Challenges Program. Tamantha oversees all of the program's funding rounds, and is responsible for managing the growing internal and external networks of the program. She is passionate about profiling the impact directly on the region and community, and witnessing both the academic and transformational outcomes of the research globally which otherwise may have not been funded without the support of the program. She was instrumental in writing a whitepaper on Challenge-led Interdisciplinary Research, and the lessons learned since the launch of UOW's Global Challenges Program in 2013.
Tamantha has extensive experience launching and running programs in the Higher Education sector. Prior to joining the leadership team of Global Challenges, she worked as a Senior Innovation Development Manager leading innovative projects to develop the University’s engagement with industry and the wider community. Tamantha has also worked in IP management and commercialisation of University-led research.
Tamantha holds a BMedChem (Hons), a PhD in Biochemistry and a Master of Management. She has over a decade of research experience into the pre-clinical assessment of novel cancer therapeutics, and during this time authored a number of peer reviewed publications. The pre-clinical success of technology stemming from this research is currently in human clinical trials, and has resulted in a number of Patents granted in the US, Europe, China.