2019 WiT Life Sciences Ambassadors

Professor Vicky Clifton

Professor Vicki Clifton has committed her life to improving the health of pregnant women and their babies. She has a particular interest in the effect of maternal asthma on the growth of the fetus, the function of the placenta and the health of the child as they grow. Her findings have attributed to her attainment of various high-profile appointments. In addition, Prof Clifton has been a strong mentor for young women in science. Amongst her many achievements, she was the first female to be appointed President of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the first female to be competitively appointed as Editor of the international journal, Placenta. Her commitment to gender equality has resulted in her being the Chair of Mater Research Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a member of Faculty of Medicine Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committees.

2019 WiT ICT Ambassador

Mandy Ross

Mandy is an executive-level technologist and strategist. Passionate about value creation through technology, innovation, accelerating ICT delivery, and winning together. She has a proven track record in digital and ICT transformations (in highly regulated environments), building high performing geographically dispersed ICT teams, and delivering quality ICT services in both start-up and mature business environments. Extensive experience in developing, executing and delivering infrastructure and application strategies that deliver measurable business results. Solid exposure to Asia Pacific business settings, cultures, and technology trends.  Mandy has demonstrated excellence in adapting to the rapid changes that occur in the ICT industry and the constant evolution of business needs in highly competitive marketplaces.

Our Previous Ambassadors


Pamela Russell
Heidi Uytendaal
Helen Murray

Anne-Marie Birkill

 Elizabeth Harper  Selena Bartlett  Maree Adshead  Judith Clements

 Carrie Hillyard
Dimity Dornan
Richi Nayak
 Bernadette Hyland-Wood


 Colleen Nelson
 Neena Mitter Professor Alison Pettit   Sandra Slater


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