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BA, BSc (hons), PhD
Dr Lisa O’Sullivan completed undergraduate degrees in arts and science at the University of Melbourne, and a Doctorate in history at the University of London. Her professional career has been focused on the cultural sector. She worked for six years for the Melbourne-based Australian Science Archives Project and was subsequently Senior Curator of Medicine at the Science Museum London, where she curated the Wellcome collection. Responsible for issues relating to human remains and culturally sensitive materials in the collections, she led the Science Museum's repatriation work. In her last role, she was Vice President and Director of the Library and Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine.
What inspired you to take this role?
Libraries simultaneously play such an important role in our cultural and civic life, providing access to information for all, a place to think and imagine and a repository for our heritage. It's a mission I am delighted to be able to help support.