Maree's experience in the University and Defence research sectors has focused predominantly on external relationship management, operational management and strategic planning.

In her most recent role as Director, Science and Technology Program at the Defence Science and Technology Group, she fostered a high performing culture of collaboration to deliver innovative science and technology outcomes.

Program management, research governance, as well as management of intellectual property assets have also been responsibilities held by Maree, all of which will contribute to her new role at EMBL Australia.

Maree studied physiology and neuroscience at Monash University followed by a Masters of Business in Science & Technology (Monash University), and has recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Scientific Leadership (University of Melbourne).