Head of Research Operations and Business Development, H3D Holistic Drug Discovery and Development Centre
Dr Susan Winks (PhD, MBA) is the Head of Research Operations and Business Development at H3D. She manages the team of professional staff that support the interdisciplinary drug discovery work at the centre. Her role includes ensuring operational continuity and sustainable growth by long-term strategic planning, management of partnerships and stakeholders, fundraising and renewal of funding agreements, management of internal governance structures, and portfolio oversight. Since joining H3D in 2013, Dr Winks has worked closely with the Director to raise over $55 million in research funding, grown the centre from 12 to 76 staff members, and systematically introduced systems (governance, project management, HR, data management, mentorship etc.) and new capabilities to support sustainable growth.