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A/Professor Jia-Yee Lee

Associate Professor Jia-Yee Lee is Enterprise Fellow (Medtech) at the Melbourne School of Engineering and Co-Manager at the ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies. She is passionate about developing a sustainable innovation eco-system in Australia. Her experience in technology startup and commercialisation and in designing and implementing research-industry engagement programs has provided her with the insights to drive value creation and foster entrepreneurship. Jia-Yee was recently appointed a mentor to the CivVic Labs, a Victorian accelerator program that is part of the LaunchVic program.  Jia-Yee was previously with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services where she developed strategies in health and medical research, and in data and information management; she is the lead author of the Victorian Health and Medical Research Strategy 2016-2020. She was formerly Director, Health and Life Sciences at National ICT Australia (NICTA, now Data61) where she led engineers, researchers in computing and information systems and mathematicians across several teams e.g. Diagnostic Genomics, Assistive Technologies and Biomedical Informatics to develop innovative medical technologies. She has sound experience with the implementation of enterprise grade software applications that have been developed using Agile methods. Jia-Yee is an experienced project manager having been part of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services $145M Clinical System Program which has been implemented in several  public hospitals.  Jia-Yee has spent more than twenty years in medical research having led NHMRC funded projects. Jia-Yee has a PhD (Virology) from University of Melbourne and MBA from Melbourne Business School.