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An internationally recognized leader in her field, Dr Maggie Hardy is an expert known for her contributions to chemistry and evidence-based policy. She is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, and serves on the Executive Board for the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America, is a Director for the Tech Girls Movement Foundation, and is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of Bravehearts. Her research program is focused on the discovery, characterization, and commercialization of novel chemistries from the venom of Australian spiders. Her research is applied across a number of sectors, including drug discovery and delivery, public health, agriculture, biosecurity, export, and agribusiness. Dr Hardy is an advocate for equity and diversity in higher education and careers in research, and has a particular interest in open access discovery programs. Dr Hardy also provides digital communication training for research scientists and clinicians, and is particularly interested in altmetrics and novel ways to measure engagement. In addition to her research Dr Hardy is a wife and mother.

Speaking Experience/Aspirations:

Professional Speaker (I have been paid for speaking at events), Frequent Public Speaker, Frequent Panellist, Large Speaking events (201-2000), Discussion Groups, I would be interested in being contacted about Speaking at Events, I do Keynotes, I do Workshops, I deliver Training, I would be interested in being contacted about being on a panel.


  • Research;
  • Resilience;
  • Resourcefulness


Maggie and Mathilde

I am a Mentor and Role Model in the Tech Girls are Superheroes Program. I actively encourage young women and girls to pursue careers in tech and STEM.


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