Our Executives

Mater Research has an excellent executive team responsible for the management of the operation, infrastructure development and research income and strategy for the institute.

A/Prof Aimee Catalan—Director of Strategy and Communications

A/Prof Aimee Catalan is the Director of Strategy and Communications at Mater Research.

In 2015 Aimee completed her PhD in Communications and Medical Ethics through the University of Queensland.  She spent 14 years as an organ donation specialist, receiving her credentials in the United States and Europe. 

After completing a Master of Science Communication, Aimee transitioned into an operational role for the Queensland State-wide Liver and Kidney Transplant Service at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health.  In addition, she focused on policy, organisational strategy, contract negotiation and the introduction and incorporation of new technologies into transplantation landscape. She also supported the ethical compliance and drafting of guidelines and procedures for their use within the hospital setting.

Aimee’s expertise in media and communications has given her opportunities to speak about her professional experiences through film and television documentaries and forums, as well as lecture and coordinate courses at the University of Queensland.

Outside of Mater, Aimee has previously represented the Australian Transplant Coordinators Association as the Vice President and President. She remains on the scientific committee of numerous international societies and conferences, including being a member of the Australian Science Communicators, and the co-editor for the Australian and New Zealand Liver Transplant Registry.