Maria Gonzalez

BN BA M.Hlth.Sc

MIA Head of Clinical Trials

Maria earned her combined Bachelor degrees in Nursing/Arts and Masters of Health Science from The University of Sydney followed by nursing positions at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in the areas of cardiology and surgical oncology.  A desire to be part of  a cure for cancer lead Maria to pursue a career in clinical research and a further 10 years has been spent working in clinical trials.

In her current role as MIA Head of Clinical Trials, she leads a team of clinical trial nurses and science graduates who are responsible for the coordination of surgical, medical and radiation clinical trials at The Poche Centre and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She currently also works on the development of adjuvant systemic therapy trial protocols investigating the use of targeted and immunotherapy treatments following and preceding complete lymph node dissection for Stage III metastatic melanoma.