Embracing Equity – Increasing SRL Staff Engagement, Participation and Recognition (Part of the CYTO Women Webinar Series)
About the Speaker
Chief Technology Officer
New Castle University
Malaghan Institute of Medical Research
Kylie Price is the Chief Technology Officer at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research with 20 years’ experience providing strategic, scientific, and operational direction in multidisciplinary environments. Kylie has strong stakeholder management and engagement skills and has attracted more than $35m of philanthropic funding over the past 12 years, supporting the creation of a distinguished centre of research excellence, the Hugh Green Cytometry Centre (HGCC). Kylie leads a team of twelve highly skilled staff scientists in providing support to over 90 scientists at the Malaghan Institute. The HGCC provides access to cutting-edge technology platforms (including full spectrum flow cytometry, histology, bioimaging, data science, molecular biology and mRNA for pre-clinical vaccine development), and she advises multiple research groups and companies both nationally and abroad. Kylie also has a strong leadership track-record, organizing high-profile networking events, such as CYTOAsia Singapore 2017, and directing international organizations, such as the Australasian Cytometry Society of which she is former President (2015-2016). Kylie is a two-time NZ Woman of Influence Awards (2014 and 2018) finalist and finalist of the 2021 NZ High Tech Awards. She was the first New Zealander elected to the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) Council (2018-2020) and is currently serving as Chair of the Governance Committee and Secretary of ISAC (2020-2024). In April 2023 Kylie was selected to join the NZ OnBoard Program and is currently a board observer for Orbis Diagnostics.
This webinar will cover an overview of Kylie’s career path and provide examples of how she promotes equity, employee engagement and participation within her team. She will cover the SRL Career Progression Framework she developed with others at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and discuss how she encourages the appropriate recognition of SRLs and SRL staff scientists in publication. There will be a Q+A session and we hope for lots of questions and engagement.
1. New ideas for how to increase SRL staff engagement and participation
2. A guideline to follow for the appropriate recognition of SRLs and SRL staff scientists in publication
3. An example of a non-traditional career path to Chief Technology Officer
4. Strategies for promoting equity in the workplace
Who Should Attend: Scientists who manage teams (PIs, researchers, SRL managers), SRL staff scientists, women in STEM, scientists interested in topics related to equity and inclusion.
CMLE Credit: 1.0