Samantha joined Servatus in 2018 to head the Clinical Research Department and manage regulatory scientific affairs. Samantha has a diverse background in both academia and industry. She has extensive experience in designing, leading and collaborating on multidisciplinary research projects; managing product research, innovation and development programs for natural bioactive compounds; and probiotics. She also has extensive experience in designing and conducting human clinical trials; establishing research collaborations with medical specialists and academics; and negotiating research sponsorship with industry partners.
Samantha’s previous positions include managing the Probiotic Development Program at Nutrition Care Pharmaceuticals. During 2014-2016, she held an executive management position within Medlab Pty Ltd, leading the research & development and regulatory departments. Samantha held a postdoctoral research position at the University of Queensland following the completion of her PhD.
Samantha has numerous scientific publications and book chapters in peer-reviewed medical journals and is an invited speaker at national and international medical conferences. She is currently on the editorial board for the Journal of Inflammopharmacology and is peer-reviewer for Dove Medical Press and The Australian Journal of General Practice. She is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and the University of Sunshine Coast.
Samantha holds a Bachelor of Health Science and Nutrition, Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation and a PhD from the University of Queensland’s School of Medicine.