• Jia-Yee Lee is driving the development and implementation of a new transformation initiative to enhance impact-driven research at the Melbourne School of Engineering. Jia-Yee was previously with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services where she developed strategies in health and medical research, and in the data and information management. She was formerly the Director, Health and Life Science at National ICT Australia Ltd (NICTA) where she worked with SMEs, corporations, hospitals, research institutions and universities to move research innovation along the commercialisation pathway. Her experience in start-up technology and management consulting companies has fostered her strengths in developing and implementing strategies that bridge technology, life sciences, healthcare and business domains. Jia-Yee has spent more than twenty years in medical research with expertise in molecular and diagnostic virology, cell biology, and innate immunity and led NHMRC- funded research at the Macfarlane Burnet Centre (now the Burnet Institute) and the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory at Melbourne Health. Jia-Yee has a PhD from the University of Melbourne and MBA from Melbourne Business School.

    For publications, see https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=8CaFLloAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao   


Education and training

  • MBA, University of Melbourne 2005
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1995
  • BScc(Hons), University of Melbourne 1987
  • BSc, University of Melbourne 1986