Reputation connects long-term supporter
After a 50-year career in science, including leadership of the chronic disease epidemiology team in Queensland, Margaret Bright has remained connected to Hudson Institute as a long-term supporter and has maintained great affection for the research and its reputation among scientists.
Her initial contact with Hudson Institute was through an endocrinology role in the Professorial Unit at the Royal Women’s Hospital where she encountered Professor Bryan Hudson (former Director) and his team.
Central to this connection is Hudson Institute’s strong focus on excellence, its remarkable history and continued integration of women in research and leadership roles. Margaret herself paved the way for other women, including being a role model to her four daughters.
Supporting women’s health research and leadership
She was the first woman to graduate in Agricultural Science at La Trobe University, after being part of the original intake in 1968. After completing a Master of Science in reproductive endocrinology at the University of Melbourne, Margaret embarked on a successful career in laboratory research, regional health data, and more recently, epidemiology.
“Establishing a career in research is competitive and not an easy feat, let alone in an industry where women make up a much smaller percentage of the workforce. I’m proud to be a long-term supporter of Hudson Institute for its focus on female leadership in STEM and its outstanding women’s health research,” says Margaret.
Hudson Institute is sincerely grateful for the ongoing contributions of Margaret Bright and other long-term supporters. Their generosity ensures more women can flourish in STEM and their transformative research in areas like women’s health can continue to benefit patients for many years to come.
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