Chief Operating Officer
Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research


Associate Professor Greg Kaplan

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Chief Operating Officer
Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research

Associate Professor Greg Kaplan has a strong background in research, research management, administration and governance. He obtained a PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Wollongong in 2002 and is now close to completion of MBA from the University of Tasmania.

Greg Kaplan has been the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research’s Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary since 2010. He was appointed by the Board of Directors as the first employee and was responsible for overseeing the construction and set-up of the Ingham Institute. In addition to establishing a modern high tech facility, his role has included the task of bringing together accomplished but separate research groups under the banner of the Institute. He has also played a pivotal role in determining the research strategy. Greg puts a special significance on the translation of research into practice and nurturing close cooperation with hospitals and universities. He is passionate about an engagement and promotion of medical research with local communities and elected local, State and Federal representatives.

Greg was awarded his fist degree in theoretical physics and started his career in Russia working in an academic research institute. Following his migration to Australia in 1992 he commenced work at the University of Wollongong where he enrolled in a part-time PhD. This was followed by 12 years working at Westmead Hospital and the Millennium Institute in research and research management roles. Throughout his career Greg visited and worked in a number of advanced research facilities across Australia, USA and Japan.