Dr Alison Todd (1974)
Chief Scientific Officer of SpeeDx
Dr Alison Todd is an award-winning scientist, inventor and co-founder of SpeeDx, a company that specialises in molecular diagnostic solutions for improved patient management and outcomes.
Passionate about mentoring the next generation of scientists and entrepreneurs, Dr Todd has worked on two key World Health Organisation priorities—finding solutions for antibiotic resistance and preventing untreatable superbugs.
Ms Manuri Gunawardena (2010)
CEO of HealthMatch
Ms Manuri Gunawardena was studying medicine at the University of New South Wales when she co-founded HealthMatch, an online platform that connects patients to relevant clinical trials.
In 2018, HealthMatch won the inaugural TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Australia, and earlier this year, Ms Gunawardena’s innovative work in establishing the platform was recognised with her inclusion in the Forbes ’30 Under 30 Asia’ list.