Introducing Kristine Concepcion, SPHERE's New Research Support Officer
SPHERE proudly introduces Kristine Concepcion, a seasoned professional with a diverse background, as one of our newest Research Support Officers. Graduating as a medical doctor in the Philippines in 2006, Kristine embarked on a remarkable career that has led her to her current role at SPHERE.
Her international experience includes seven years as a Research Manager in an asthma genetics-based laboratory research group in Saudi Arabia. In 2014, she moved to Australia and immediately began a Masters in Public Health and Masters of Service Management at Western Sydney University.
Kristine's Australian career began as an Ethics Executive Officer and Research Officer at Family Planning NSW, specialising in sexual and reproductive health. Subsequently, she served as a Clinical Research Site Manager for a Pain Management clinic and a General Medicine clinic.
Kristine’s next career move was as a Senior Research Officer at Sydney Children's Hospital Network, delving into neurology research projects, including gene therapy, neuro-immunotherapy, and deep brain stimulation. Her expertise led her to the role of Program Manager in Advanced Kids Therapeutics.
Choosing to join SPHERE, Kristine emphasises the significant impact the collaboration between universities, local health districts, and medical research institutes can achieve.
"The potential this alliance can bring is massive," she explains.
In her role as a research enabler at SPHERE, Kristine will orchestrate collaboration among all stakeholders in the research process. Drawing on her medical knowledge, clinical research experience, and academic background, she aims to bridge gaps between discovery and translation, ensuring research findings reach the people they seek to help.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Kristine is a dedicated mother of two. When not with her family, she can be found immersed in her love for plants while gardening, enjoying a good book, or indulging her passion for musicals.
SPHERE warmly welcomes Kristine and looks forward to her contributions to elevate SPHERE’s capacity to revolutionise healthcare.
Kristine will support the following Clinical Themes:
Age and Ageing (AAA)
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease (DOM)
Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing (AHW)
Kids to Adults (K2A)
Musculoskeletal Health (MSK)