Dr Bridget Maher

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Senior Project Manager

2004 Bachelor of Biotechnology Innovations (Hons), Queensland University of Technology

2007 Masters Applied Law (Intellectual Property Law), University of Queensland

2012 Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University

Bridget completed her PhD in 2012 at the Genomics Research Centre, Griffith University under the supervision of Professor Lyn Griffiths and A/Prof Rod Lea. Her thesis is titled “Identification of an X-linked Gene involved in Migraine: Fine Mapping and Candidate Gene Studies of the Xq28 Locus.” Bridget’s research experience has focused on the genetics of neurological disease, in particular migraine, epilepsy, and the application of next generation sequencing and bioinformatics analysis – key publications are listed below.

In addition, Bridget holds a Masters in Applied Law majoring in IP Law (UQ) and a Bachelor of Biotechnology Innovations degree (QUT).

Over the past 15 years Bridget has worked in a number of research environments either in research active roles as a postdoctoral scientist researching human genetics or in business development and research management roles contributing to grant submissions, contract management, IP policy and protection and industry engagement.

Some of the previous roles Bridget has undertaken include:

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Epilepsy Society focused on Next Generation Sequencing in Epilepsy
  • Clinical Trials Coordinator at the Genomics Clinical Trial Centre, QUT working in Phase III Alzheimer’s clinical trials
  • Centre Manager at the Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health, QUT
  • Business Development Officer at the Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation, QUT and similar roles at a number of other Universities in Australia and the UK.