Dr Amanda Caples, Deputy Advisory Board Chair

Dr Amanda Caples advises the Brain Function CoE on opportunities for government engagement and potential links with industry, drawing on her significant experience in this area.

Dr Caples is currently Lead Scientist at the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. Previously, she had responsibility for Victoria’s science and innovation policy and programs, including research infrastructure such as the Australian Synchrotron; the design and implementation of successive Victorian Biotechnology Strategic Development Plans; and major medical research capital developments across Melbourne, including the Parkville, Monash (Clayton), Austin and Alfred research precincts.

Prior to her appointment to the Department, Dr Caples held executive positions with international and local pharmaceutical companies, specialising in technology transfer and business development.