CEO and Managing Director, Research Australia
Nadia Levin joined Research Australia as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in January 2016. Her career has included working across a number of complex and highly regulated environments, often those subject to high public scrutiny.
Research Australia is the national peak body for health and medical research. This unique position enables the group to advocate for researchers, patients and funders alike, using its convening power to position health and medical research as a significant driver of a health population and healthy economy. Digital health and big data is a key focus and driving a national conversation about the transformative power of technology is central to its mission.
Previously, Ms Levin was a senior executive at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. As part of the Executive Leadership Team, she held the position of General Manager across a portfolio that included Government, International and External Relations.
Successfully translating the impact of research, discovery and innovation into compelling stories and collective opportunities was a major focus along with the importance of maintaining sustainable landmark research infrastructure.
Prior to this, Ms Levin held roles that saw her working in both the public and private sectors, as well as in an advisory role to a federal government minister. Ms Levin was also a Director of the Australian Synchrotron Board and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.