Associate Professor Lorraine Mackenzie holds a Bachelor of Science (the Flinders University of South Australia, Triple major in Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Genetics) and a PhD in Medicine (scientific) (Flinders University of South Australia).

She is currently an Associate Research Professor in Clinical Health Sciences at the University of South Australia and the General Manager of Quality Medication Care Pty Ltd (QMC).

Lorraine is a former NHMRC Peter Doherty Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide (2003-2010). She was successfully awarded several competitively funded grants and the Heart Foundation Ahrens Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Young Heart Foundation Researcher.

She has supervised many HDR students to completion and has published over 45 peer-reviewed manuscripts in top international scientific journals. In 2010 she moved to industry, was appointed as Vice President for Science and Research and subsequently to Head Australia Asia Pacific for a commercial pre-clinical testing research organisation, vivoPharm.

Lorraine later joined the Australian Water Quality Centre, SA Water as Manager of Microbiology Services before being appointed as Centre Manager, Therapeutics Research Centre, UniSA and Operations Manager Translational Australian Clinical Toxicology Centre. As QMC General Manager, Lorraine is responsible for day-to-day operations, liaison with external stakeholders, and managerial oversight of the product and delivery system developmental research.

Lorraine is very familiar with the aesthetics and cosmetic medicine profession and the standards and ethics requirements for this industry sector.  She is currently head of research on the efficacy of skincare products and technologies, working with industry leaders and APAN.

Associate Professor Lorraine Mackenzie’s extensive knowledge and expertise will be invaluable to APAN standards and professional development initiatives, and we are delighted to welcome her to a more formal position within our Academic/Science division of the NAC.