Professor Sandra Orgeig (BSc (Hons), PhD) joined the Board in 2018 and is Professor in Pulmonary Biology and Professorial Lead (Research Education) in Clinical & Health Sciences at the University of South Australia.
Throughout her research career Sandra has taken a broad multidisciplinary approach to understand the evolution, development, function and regulation of pulmonary surfactant in health and disease across a range of animal models.
Sandra’s teaching has been recognised with UniSA teaching citations for promoting the teaching-research nexus and creating innovative resources for delivering a digitally enriched curriculum in the Health Sciences.
Her research has been recognised by the award of two ARC research fellowships, a Young Tall Poppy Award and the national Fenner Medal from the Australian Academy of Science and she has published >100 research articles or book chapters.
Sandra serves the scientific community as Chair of the SA Tall Poppy committee and as a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia & NZ. Sandra is also a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation in South Australia.