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Program Advisor, SToP Trial

BSc (OT)

Marianne’s passion for social justice has seen her pursue a career in translational research focusing on community-driven outcomes. Marianne has over 10 years’ clinical research experience, both on the ground and in coordinating multiple national and international projects, spanning from disability and chronic conditions to acute infections.

At Telethon Kids, Marianne has overseen the development and implementation of >$5million research grants in her roles as Program Manager and Program Advisor of the Skin Health Team. This portfolio focuses on projects that support the healthy skin of Aboriginal children, including in remote Western Australian communities. Marianne was also seconded in 2020 to work in partnership with the WA government to design and manage the DETECT Schools Study, which assessed the asymptomatic transmission and psychological impact of COVID-19 in 79 schools across WA.