Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia (BCBA) is a virtual biobank hub established to provide researchers easy access to the amount, quality and type of tissue and associated data they need to accelerate both paediatric and adult translational brain cancer research.
“Getting paid to read, write and think” – is the best part of her job according to oneofAustralia’s leading researchers in bioethics and long-time BCBA Steering Committee member, A/Prof Wendy Lipworth.
Starting out in medicine before switching to bioethics, Lipworth has built a successful program of research at the University of Sydney. Her work, with its particular focus on biomedical and health technology innovation, has been cited in more than 1500 publications worldwide.
Her co-authored book, Medical Professionals: Conflicts and Quandaries in Medical Practice, highlights the challenges facing today’s medical professionals as they strive to make sense of the changing landscape within healthcare.
“We’re very lucky”, says BCBA Founder/Director Robyn Leonard, “Wendy is always on hand to provide advice. Her expertise has been invaluable to the Consortium these past 6 years”.
Lipworth describes the most rewarding thing about being involved with BCBA as,
“Seeing such dedicated people working tirelessly towards a goal and being able to bring my understanding of ethics to that cause”.