Matt Wenham, Dr.
Dr Matt Wenham is the Executive Manager, Policy and Projects at the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Matt leads ATSE’s policy team, which provides independent, evidence-based advice to government and industry based on the expertise of over 800 Fellows of the Academy.
Prior to joining ATSE, Matt was a Senior Policy Associate at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, an independent think tank based in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to returning to Australia in 2013, Matt was Associate Director with the Institute on Science for Global Policy, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC that aims to help improve and expand the dialogue between scientists and policy makers on key public policy issues impacted by science and technology. As Associate Director of the Institute, Matt was responsible for programs on emerging infectious diseases and biosecurity, food safety and security, and emerging technologies. Before joining the ISGP, Matt was a postdoctoral research fellow in the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Matt received his Bachelor of Science and Honours degrees in biochemistry from the University of Adelaide. In 2005, Matt was selected as a Rhodes Scholar for Australia-at-Large and moved to the University of Oxford to undertake his DPhil (PhD) at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. Matt has served in the Australian Army Reserve and completed the reserve officer commissioning course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK. In 2003, he was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal, for services to the community as chair of the South Australian Government’s ministerial advisory council on youth affairs.E-Mail: email@example.com