Wafa El-Adhami


Dr Wafa El-Adhami
Chief Executive Officer, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE)

Dr. Wafa El-Adhami is the Chief Executive Officer of Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Limited. Wafa led the successful implementation of the SAGE Pilot for over four years and oversaw the expansion of SAGE and its incorporation into a not-for-profit company. Wafa is a member of Chief Executive Women; Advance HE Australasian Strategic Advisory Board; and the Australian Advancing Women in Healthcare Leadership Advisory Committee.

Wafa has a research background in molecular biology and microbiology; she started her career in health research and then moved to government, where she held a number of senior leadership and management positions in the Australian Government (in health and occupational health and safety). Prior to joining SAGE, Wafa worked internationally including as senior manager at the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (UAE) and as a consultant specialising in health policy, regulation and clinical e-support solutions. Wafa is a graduate of the university of Kuwait (BSc) and has postgraduate degrees from the Australian National University (MSc and PhD) and the University of Queensland (Postgraduate Diploma Technology Business Management).

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