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Sally McArthur

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  • Deakin University

Sally McArthur is a former Chief Investigator and Program co-Lead of the Quality Assurance and Compliance research program who was based at Swinburne University of Technology.

In August 2022, Sally started her new role as Director of the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) at Deakin University.

Professor McArthur’s research uses engineering principles to improve human wellbeing.

Professor McArthur was the Director of Manufacturing Futures Research Institute and its forerunner the Industrial Research Institute Swinburne (IRIS) at Swinburne University. She was previously the Associate Dean Research for the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Swinburne.

In 2021, she was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering for her work in industry-academic research collaborations. Professor McArthur is a recipient of the BioMelbourne Network Most Valuable Woman in Leadership Award.

Professor McArthur established the MedTechVic hub and played a key role in the establishment of the Australian National Fabrication Facility Victoria (ANFF-Vic) Biointerface Engineering Hub, an open access facility for academic and industry researchers to gain expert support to connect biology with technology.

She has developed and led major grants worth over $35 million, including from the Australian Research Council, the Victorian Government and the US Air Force, as well as projects funded directly by industry.

Professor McArthur has also held positions at Sheffield University, the University of Washington and other research facilities in the United Kingdom, after completing her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at UNSW with CSIRO and the CRC for Eye Research and Technology. 

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