GS11 Regional Steering Committee
Dr Bettina Hamelin
Vice-President, Research Partnerships, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada.
As Vice-President of NSERC’s Research Partnerships Directorate, Dr Bettina Hamelin (PharmD, MBA) is responsible for a range of programs designed to stimulate increased public/private collaboration and technology transfer and to maximize the benefits that university and college research provides to Canada. Bettina has more than 15 years of experience in the biotech and international pharmaceutical industry as well as 10 years of academic experience as a tenured professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy at Université Laval. Prior to joining NSERC Bettina held a variety of positions at Pfizer Canada, most recently as Canadian Medical Lead, Vaccines, and Head, Strategic Research Partnerships, Western Canada. Passionate about R&D, she excels at bringing together unlikely partners to attract and leverage funds from diverse sources. She is known for pioneering novel public-private partnership models, and breaking down barriers between federal, provincial and private sector stakeholders. Early roots in biology and chemistry (Vordiplom, Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany) have lead Bettina to complete a BSc in pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy, both from the University of Kentucky, US and an EMBA in Healthcare from the University of British Columbia, Canada.