Dr Ryan Jefferies
Associate Director, Science and Academic Programs, Department of Museums and Collections at The University of Melbourne
Creative Director at Science Gallery Melbourne
Ryan is Associate Director, Science and Academic Programs at the Department of Museums and Collections at The University of Melbourne and Creative Director at Science Gallery Melbourne.
Ryan has had an interdisciplinary career that transects science research, education and museums and galleries. He completed a PhD in biomedical science at Murdoch University and postdoctoral research fellowships at The University of Western Australia and University of Bristol researching infectious diseases, molecular epidemiology and drug discovery.
He has worked with the Western Australian Museum, Museums Victoria, the HBA Museum of Anatomy and Pathology and the Science Gallery global network, and has curated major interdisciplinary science and art exhibitions, festivals residencies and events, including collaborative programs with White Night, Footscray Community Arts Centre and Ars Electronica.