Brette Blakely is a health policy researcher and research scientist, specialising in health care policy, process improvement, and ethics. She has six years of experience in health policy research focusing on healthcare policy implementation and process improvement.

Dr. Blakely has experience in a variety of practice and research settings including state government and academic research centers. Most recently, as a postdoctoral research fellow with the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS), she managed research projects in healthcare policy at Macquarie University where she focused on building resilience in healthcare organisation and the bioethics of modern medicine.

Prior to that, Dr. Blakely held positions in ethics administration and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate Professional Ethics. Prior to joining the health policy field, Dr. Blakely was a laboratory scientist, researching Parkinson’s Disease and conducting forensic investigations for the Victorian Police Forensic Science Centre.

Dr. Blakely holds a BA (summa cum laude) in Neuroscience (major) and Philosophy (minor) from Wellesley College in Boston, a Masters in Bioethics from Monash University, and earned her PhD in Neuroscience from University of Melbourne. She has published in high quality journals, has been cited over 190 times, and has been awarded over $150,000 in competitive grants and contracts over her academic career.