Oksana Markovych

Ordinary Member

Oksana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a certified practitioner in PRINCE2 Project Management methodology. She has 10 years’ scientific experience in the diagnostic Endocrine Laboratory at the Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW), where she progressed to senior level, assuming responsibilities of the second-in-charge. There she gained experience in the operational aspects of managing a NATA ISO-IEC 15189 accredited diagnostic laboratory with particular interests in laboratory automation, implementation and maintenance of laboratory quality systems, evaluation and implementation of new assay methodologies, and management of personnel. In 2013, Oksana joined the Tumour Bank at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead where she currently works in the role of Clinical Research Associate. Her biobanking experience is focused on obtaining informed consent from paediatric oncology patients, management of biomaterial procurement pathways, stakeholder engagement, publicity and biobank risk management activities, and coordination of routine administrative workflows for the Tumour Bank. Over the years, Oksana has been an active member of a number of hospital  committees; she has been a member of the Laboratory Safety Committee, secretary of the Hospital Laboratory Education Sub-committee, and currently sits on the Sydney Children Hospitals Executive Human Research Ethics Committee (SCHN HREC). Oksana now looks forward to making a positive contribution as a member of the ABNA Management Committee.