Research For Life supports a wide spectrum of quality medical and biomedical research with a focus on funding researchers in the early stages of their careers.
RFL also has a keen interest in developing the educational and professional capabilities of the researchers and their research activities. A key element in this is through exposure to shared best practises, research results, news and general information. Sometimes this also leads to improved coordination of activities.
So, recently, we’ve started a process which we hope will help medical researchers, in the Wellington region, to connect and share more.
Hannah Wignall is the latest addition to the Research for Life family. Dedicated to connecting Wellingtonians, Hannah has come on board to do just that with the medical research community here in Wellington.
Hannah has a Bachelor in Physical Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health. She has spent the last 3 years working at PHARMAC (as both a Schedule Analyst and Panel Coordinator) and currently Co-organises TEDxWellington where her focus is on the delegate experience side of the event.*
Hannah also has a loving and testing relationship with two sporting disciplines; mountain biking and football. She represented Wellington in 2016 in the National Women’s League and has recently returned from an adventure of a lifetime to South Africa to complete the Joberg2c. Joberg2c is a cross country ride of epic proportions, participants bike 900 km (over 9 days!) from Johannesburg to Duran.
*Next TEDxWellington event scheduled for 18 June 2017 at the St James Theatre, Wellington.