Tricia Huang

Executive Director, National Medical Research Council

Ministry of Health, Singapore

Tricia Huang photo as at 11_4_2016.jpgMs Tricia Huang is the Executive Director of the National Medical Research Council in the Ministry of Health in Singapore.

Ms Huang received her Bachelor degree with Honours in Natural Sciences (Biological) and Masters from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom in 1995 and 1999 respectively. Her education was sponsored by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) under the GlaxoSmithKline-EDB Scholarship.

In her role as Executive Director in the National Medical Research Council, she manages research grants, talent awards as well as research policy to support translational and clinical research among the medical schools and healthcare institutions in Singapore. These are aimed at creating better health and wealth outcomes for Singapore through health research and innovation. 

Prior to joining the Ministry of Health in 2015, Ms Huang worked at EDB for 11 years, and at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) for 9 years. At EDB, she spent the majority of her time in the Biomedical Sciences cluster where she did investment promotion for the biotechnology sector and developed policies and plans for Singapore’s Biomedical Sciences initiative which was launched in 2000. She also spent one year on secondment to the Ministry of Trade & Industry. At A*STAR, she held appointments at the A*STAR Graduate Academy which manages scholarships and science outreach programs, the Biomedical Research Council which manages A*STAR’s 11 biomedical research institutes & consortia, and the Planning & Policy Department.

Ms Huang is a Training Fellow for the Australasian Research Management Society. She is also a Board member of the Singapore Science Centre, and serves on the School Advisory Committee of Tanjong Katong Girls’ Secondary School.


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