The team

The Melbourne Biomedical Precinct Office is made up of advisers and project managers experienced in public sector and health strategy development, policy and planning. The team sits within the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

Scott Edwards
Principal Adviser, International

Scott Edwards' key focus at the Melbourne Biomedical Office is to grow the international recognition of the Precinct, and help foster new research collaborations and industry partnerships.

Scott has clinical and leadership experience across a range of private, public and community settings in Australia and the UK, both as a physiotherapist and manager of projects, largely in workforce development and systems thinking.

Scott has led a number of key projects including an award winning workforce redesign of the Austin Hospital’s physiotherapy department and a new partnership program with Royal Melbourne Hospital and residential aged care facilities.

Julie Browning
Director Communications

Julie Browning leads communications strategy and support to position and promote the work of the Precinct and its partners.

Her career has been built on multifaceted, issues rich briefs through her consulting and in-house roles with government, corporate and not for profit. Negotiation, collaboration, influence and engagement underpin her approach.

She has a strong background in health, including five years as the Executive Director Communications and Marketing at The Royal Children’s Hospital during the build of and move to a new world class hospital. Further health work includes the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, Perth Children’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Austin Hospital and Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network.

More recently Julie has led the media, community engagement and communications teams at the City of Melbourne and communications and engagement for Infrastructure Victoria. She has worked extensively with senior levels of state, federal and local government as well as both public and private boards.