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Program Manager, Skin Health


Marianne is driven by developing and implementing evidence based initiatives that will make a tangible difference to the health and wellbeing of those who need it most. Her passion for social justice has seen her pursue a career in translational research with a focus on community-driven outcomes. Marianne has over 10 years’ clinical research experience, both on the ground and in coordinating multiple national and international projects that span broad fields from disability and chronic conditions to acute infections.

For the past five years, Marianne has overseen the development and implementation of >$5million research grants, as Program Manager of the Skin Health Team at Telethon Kids Institute. This portfolio of work supports community-driven aims to improve the health of Aboriginal children in remote Western Australia (WA). Marianne manages a growing team and was recently recognised for her leadership abilities when selected as one of 14 applicants for the 2019 Telethon Kids Emerging Leaders Program. In 2020 Marianne’s leadership, collaboration and translation skills were sought after by 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. Under Marianne’s coordination, it was rapidly rolled out from conception to data collection in seven weeks.