Lauren Ware Morand

Lauren Ware Morand

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Lauren is a highly skilled project manager, experienced in navigating complex legislative 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.

Influential work

  • Influenced the design of the National Redress Scheme for People Who Have Experienced Institutional Child Sexual Abuse and prepared a major government department for Victoria’s participation
  • Provided leadership for a state government department’s involvement in the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse inquiry and response phases
  • Led a government taskforce that legalised medicinal cannabis in Victoria and established a regulated supply chain of tinctures to eligible patients
  • Worked with the World Health Organisation at its Geneva Headquarters to advance maternal and child health monitoring frameworks
  • Produced and published research for a Group of Eight University, including winning the 2012 New South Wales (NSW) Government Water Safety Awards Research Project of the Year.

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 in the areas of child abuse prevention, health system design, and access to alternative medicines. 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 has sat on the Human Research Ethics Committee at the Royal Women’s Hospital since early 2014.

Lauren 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.