Dr Ruth Park-Jones
Dr Ruth Park-Jones is the Business Development Director and Cluster Lead for MDHS working with an experienced and dedicated team of research translation specialists in the MDHS BD team to support academics as they translate their research discoveries to achieve impact.
Ruth has been focused on commercialising Life Sciences technologies and capabilities for over 15 years, establishing and running a contract research business before joining Melbourne Ventures as a junior Commercialisation Manager in 2007. With a background in Immunology and a PhD in Pharmacology, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law, Ruth has successfully managed many interesting and significant transactions over the years, with research groups from across the University, committed to adding value and building productive relationships with industry, academic and RIC colleagues alike.
Ruth has a passion for translating great ideas and driving changes to improve researchers’ impact in this space, and is committed to further enhancing the MDHS BD team’s position as trusted and valued advisors in true partnership with the academic community.