Due to the Greater Brisbane lockdown announcement by the Queensland Government on 29 March 2021, this event will be postponed until further notice. We will be in touch with further details once confirmed. 

If you have any queries please contact us at uqalumni@uq.edu.au. We look forward to welcoming you to this event at a future date.


The sheer scale of rolling out a vaccination across Queensland, amid a global pandemic, has its challenges. From balancing the interests of each stakeholder group to communicating decisions nation-wide – as leaders, there is a lot we can learn.

UQ Future Leaders are invited to a breakfast featuring some key players in Queensland’s response to COVID-19. Our expert panel will discuss the obstacles they've faced, how they’ve overcome them, the out-of-the-box thinking that got them there, and how you can use the same strategies in your workplace.

Dr Bav Manoharan
(Bachelor of Science '07, Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery '11)
Clinical Lead of Queensland Health's COVID-19 Vaccination Taskforce, Acting Deputy Director of Medical Services and Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Logan Hospital
Dr Manoharan is currently working as the Acting Deputy Director of Medical Services and Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Logan Hospital in Brisbane, on a secondment from his Medical Administration role at Toowoomba Hospital. He has primarily been based in south-east and central Queensland and has previous experience as a general surgery and radiology trainee. He is the current Clinical Lead of Queensland Health's COVID-19 Vaccination Taskforce. 
Dr Kirsty Short
ARC DECRA Research Fellow and Head of the Viral Pathogenesis Lab at the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland.
Dr. Short and her group focus on the pathogenesis of emerging viral infections and the role of chronic metabolic conditions (namely diabetes and obesity) in severe viral infections. Recently, their group has begun work with SARS-CoV-2 with a particular focus on the development of novel therapies and reducing disease severity in patients living with diabetes.

This breakfast is exclusively for UQ Future Leaders, please check your inbox for your invitation.

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$15 (Light breakfast included)


UQ Brisbane City
293 Queen Street, Brisbane City