Ms Amanda Rush
Professional Title: Policy development manager/Policy Consultant
Primary domain: Human tissue biobanking
Organization name: The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Organization type: Government/Public Services
City / Country: Sydney - Australia
Amanda is currently working as a Senior Policy Officer in Biobanking and Genomics at the NSW Health Office for Health and Medical Research in Sydney, and completing a PhD. She has previously worked on a number of Cancer Institute NSW-funded projects tasked with gaining a greater understanding of the practices cancer biobanks in NSW. She has ten years’ experience in biobanking including work at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Tumour Bank and the University of Sydney’s Brain Donor Program. She completed a Master of Public Health in 2010, and has also worked in both the UK and locally in pathology, clinical research and data management roles. This work experience has shaped her specific interests in biobanking: quality management, ethics and consenting, and biobanking policy. She is the biobanking representative on the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network Human Research Ethics Committee, and has been a member of the International Society of Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) since 2012. She was an Associate Editor for the 4th edition of the ISBER Best Practices, and a member of the ISBER Standards Committee.