Lauren Ware Morand

Lauren Ware Morand

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Lauren is a highly-skilled project manager, experienced in navigating complex regulatory and policy spaces to implement large-scale initiatives. With a background working in government, non-government and academic organisations, she is results-driven and can translate research and evidence into practice through collaboration with diverse client and stakeholder groups. Lauren has a deep understanding of public policy and the use of a range of instruments and approaches to achieving both regulatory and service delivery outcomes.

Influential work

  • Reviewed a bi-national regulatory system and identified options to modernise it to make it more agile and responsive
  • Identified opportunities for a state health department to strengthen the regulatory scheme governing public hospitals
  • Revised a national framework for advance care planning that has strong legislative and policy implications
  • Contributed significantly to the legislative design and implementation of the National Redress Scheme for People Who Have Experienced Institutional Child Sexual Abuse and prepared a major government department for Victoria’s participation
  • Managed a government taskforce that legalised medicinal cannabis in Victoria and established a regulated supply chain of tinctures to eligible patients, including developing significant regulatory policy relating to the production, manufacture and supply of cannabis products.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Lauren spent six years working in management roles at the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services; including driving large-scale, whole-of-government initiatives where there were health, environmental issues and significant cross-departmental cross implications at play. Before that, she worked primarily in academia, producing research at the University of NSW (UNSW) and lecturing at the University of Technology Sydney.

Lauren is passionate about healthcare and patient rights and sat on the Human Research Ethics Committee at the Royal Women’s Hospital for six years. She holds a Master of Public Health, a Bachelor of Science (psychology) and a Bachelor of Arts (French) from UNSW. She also holds a Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults from Cambridge University.

In her spare time...

Outside of work, Lauren can be found playing basketball and netball (quite badly), and building pillow forts (quite well) with her husband and two young children.