Shamaruh Mirza

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Senior regulatory Scientist, and also cofounder of a non profit SiTara’s Story
Department of Health and Aged Care, Australian Government


Dr Shamaruh Mirza is a senior scientist working for the Therapeutic Goods Administration. In addition to her professional role, Shamaruh is founder of the not-for-profit organisation SiTara’s Story. Dedicated to the well-being of the Canberra community, Shamaruh supports women to participate in social, cultural, economic and civic life. She has been awarded the 2021 ACT Mental Health Month Award, was a finalist for the Canberra Community Spirits Award 2021, and was awarded 2023 ACT Local Hero, for this work.

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