The Executive Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held during the AMWA Annual Conference. Nominations for executive positions are called for prior to the AGM. All executive positions become vacant annually and are open for nominations from members, subject to conditions within the constitution.
Dr Ian Harrison is the Scientific Communications and Clinical Trials Manager for Ego Pharmaceuticals. Ian joined Ego Pharmaceuticals in 2017, at first splitting his time between the Research and Development laboratory and the Regulatory Affairs department before moving to his current role. Prior to his position at Ego Pharmaceuticals, he spent many years in medical research and academia and has published on a wide variety of topics, from the impact of reactive oxygen species on cancer development to the optimal topical treatment strategies available for atopic dermatitis. Ian holds a PhD in Pharmacology from Monash University. His area of focus at Ego Pharmaceuticals is the design and implementation of clinical trials, and the development of technical communications, from presentations and regulatory arguments to scientific publications, for all of Egos stakeholders, including healthcare professionals and consumers.
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Shelley works as a nurse midwife specialising in neonatal care. She holds tertiary qualifications in nursing, psychology, editing and publishing, public health, and is currently working towards completing a PhD. She works in Sydney at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Women and Babies Newborn Care as Clinical Nurse Specialist (Research). Shelley became a member of AMWA after attending one of their annual conferences, quite by chance, and eventually joined the AMWA Committee to contribute her expertise on association governance.
Sheridan has a PhD in lung cancer and subsequently completed post-doctoral work in COPD. Following this, she left academia and
Australia for the varied life of medical writing in New Zealand. After 15 years in medical communications at a medical publisher, she is
now back in Australia, and a freelance medical writer focusing on manuscripts for submission to medical journals, medical conference
materials and medical education. Oncology, inflammatory lung diseases, HIV and diabetes are specialities, but she’ll turn her writing
hand to almost any topic that requires evidence-based, clear and balanced communications.