Prof Zee Upton

University of Newcastle, Australia

Professor Zee Upton, a biochemist by training, is the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing at the University of Newcastle. She has a significant record of research in skin, wounds and tissue repair, spanning many disciplinary boundaries. Prior to joining the University she spent 6 years in Singapore where she was the Executive Director of the Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS), a tripartite research initiative between Nanyang Technological University, the National Health Group and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), as well as the Executive Director of A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology. In these roles she facilitated extensive collaboration with industry, many via the Wound Care Innovation for the Tropics Industry Alignment Pre-Positioning Programme that she also established and led. Preceding this, Professor Upton spent 15 years at the Queensland University of Technology where she held senior management and leadership positions, as well as established the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre in Australia, plus formed a start-up that ultimately listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

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