Fundraiser profile: Rebecca Harford


Philanthropy Manager Rebecca Harford has a passion for both medical research and philanthropy so she has found working at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is a match made in heaven. Lise Taylor reports.


rebecca harfordAre you doing what you wanted to do ‘when you grew up’?

I wanted to be a nurse like my mum but considering I faint at the sight of needles that career path was never going to be the one for me. Fortunately, I’ve still landed in the medical field in research, which is exciting, and I get to play a part in improving the health and wellbeing of our community. Aside from that I wanted to be on a precision driving team but my husband thinks that’s a stretch!

Tell us about the work you do.

Most of my time is spent grant writing, specifically for trusts and foundations that don’t have a scientific review committee. My role is to translate the work that our researchers are doing into simple language…

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