Dr Amanda Cleaver, Raine Medical Research Foundation Wins 2021 Aspire Award

Dr Amanda Cleaver, RMRF, receiving the 2021 Aspire Award

Director of the Raine Medical Research Foundation, Dr Amanda Cleaver will attend an international conference in her field when overseas travel resumes, thanks to the Business Events Perth Aspire Awards and The University of Western Australia.

The Raine Medical Research Foundation supports medical research in WA through competitive grants, fellowships and awards programs. Established in 1957 after a bequest from Mary Raine, it has supported more than 500 scientists to carry out important research into human diseases and disorders.

The Raine Medical Reserach Foundation was the Raine Study’s first and remains its longest-serving funding partner. It has supported the Raine Study since 1989 when it provided funding for the very first research project to be undertaken by the group of investigators (Professor John Newnham, Professor Fiona Stanley, Professor Lou Landau and Professor Con Michael) who would become the founders of the Raine Study – to develop a long-term cohort to study the role that early life events from the womb onwards had on health and wellbeing in later life.

In her role as Director of the Raine Medical Research Foundation Dr Cleaver, who has a background in cancer biology and a 20-year career in research and research management, is responsible for the foundation’s operational and partnership management, as well as overseeing its strategic priorities.

She plans to use the award to attend the International Network of Research Management Associations (INORMS) Congress in Durban, South Africa in 2023.

For further information, read the media release and view the video available on the UWA News site: https://www.uwa.edu.au/news/Article/2021/October/Medical-research-leader-wins-2021-Aspire-Award

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