Professor Zee Upton

Professor Zee Upton, a biochemist by training, became the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing at the University of Newcastle in May this year. Prior to joining the University, she spent 6 years in Singapore where she was the Executive Director of the Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS), as well as the Executive Director of A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology. In these roles she facilitated extensive collaboration with industry, many via the Wound Care Innovation for the Tropics Industry Alignment Pre-Positioning Programme that she also established and led. Preceding this, Professor Upton spent 15 years at the Queensland University of Technology where she held senior management and leadership positions, plus formed a start-up that ultimately listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.