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Makings of a Leader: Lessons from Prof Zee Upton on Her Journey to Leadership

Join us for a virtual fireside chat with Professor Zee Upton as she shares her journey to becoming a leader in academia.

Event Ended

1 Hour

Event start date

09 05 2023

What you’ll get

Journey to leadership

Time & Location

09 May 2023, 2:30 pm - 09 May 2023, 3:30 pm

Zoom Webinar

About The Event

What does it mean to be a leader and how can we best prepare for leadership opportunities?


In this virtual fireside chat, Dr Juliana Chan and guest speaker, Professor Zee Upton, will share their personal journey to leadership and discuss challenges faced along the way.


As the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of Newcastle, Prof Upton brings a wealth of experience and insights on what it takes to succeed in the fast-paced world of science and technology. From navigating the complexities of academia to balancing personal and professional responsibilities, Prof Upton will discuss practical strategies on how to overcome obstacles and thrive in a competitive industry.



Admission is complimentary. Simply register here to join the fireside chat.



| About the speaker |


Professor Zee Upton, a biochemist by training, is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of Newcastle. She has a significant record of research in skin, wounds and tissue repair, spanning many disciplinary boundaries. Professor Upton was previously the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing at the University of Newcastle.


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 Program 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, plus formed a start-up that ultimately listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.



This program is proudly brought to you by the EcosySTEM, a community of STEM professionals in Asia.