Helen Marston has had a keen interest in animal protection for most of her life. After a 12 year career in investment banking, she pursued a number of projects specific to animal welfare / rights. She was employed by Animals Australia for eight years, during which time she participated in the NHMRC’s public consultation on xenotransplantation, and founded Humane Charities Australia Inc. (http://www.humanecharities.org.au), a project aimed to identify health charities that do not conduct nor support animal-based research.
Helen left Animals Australia in 2004 to produce ‘Animals Matter’ – Australia’s first television program about animal welfare and rights issues, then in 2005 she completed the Grad. Certificate in Animal Welfare at Monash University.
Helen is now employed by Humane Research Australia Inc. as their Chief Executive Officer. HRA is an organization which challenges the use of animals in research and teaching and promotes the use of more humane and scientifically-valid non animal alternatives.
Animal experimentation has always been the issue that she has felt most strongly about and her current role enables her to fulfill her dream of opposing what she believes is the worst injustice toward both human and non-human animals.
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