Moira Clay PhD

    Head Honcho

    Moira Clay PhD is regarded as one of Australia’s foremost experts in the niche area of health and medical research strategic management.  She has been a vigorous advocate for researchers for close to 20 years, with extensive senior executive experience in funding bodies and medical research institutes in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia.  She was President of two peak bodies – the Australian Society for Medical Research (2003) and the Australasian Research Management Society (2013) – leading significant public, political and scientific advocacy initiatives.  She has worked closely with Federal and State Governments for > 20 years.  She holds an Adjunct Position as Professor with the University of Western Australia.

    Moira established her research management consultancy, Moira Clay Consulting, in 2013 and has had a wide range of clients including universities, medical research institutes, professional bodies, funding bodies, and charities.  Her work focuses on empowering organisations to unlock their potential, realise opportunities and overcome challenges presented by a diverse, complex and dynamic sector.

    Moira combines her experiences from a successful 10 year research career in laboratory-based cardiovascular research, her achievements in research management and her extensive experience sector-wide to build bridges between organisation’s and find bold and innovative solutions to achieve research impact, sustainability and benefit.