Mark Buzza

Global Research Program Manager, The Movember Foundation
Melbourne, Australia

About Mark


I am currently the Global Research Program Manager at the Movember Foundation, where I am designing and overseeing a global cross-functional collaborative research initiative designed to realize synergies within the global prostate cancer research effort and accelerate outcomes for the benefit of prostate cancer patients. This program underpins Movember's Global Action Plan (GAP).

I have a broad background in medical research, biotechnology, pharma, strategy consulting and program delivery. I have held several senior management roles within the Healthcare industry and have also worked as a management consultant.

I have significant experience working with Boards and Executive Leadership Teams to deliver large strategic programs, and have a strong background in research, market intelligence, business process improvement, project/program/stakeholder management, business analysis and planning, and internal and client-facing strategy development and implementation.

I have published widely in high-impact international medical journals, and hold a PhD in Molecular Medicine from the University of Melbourne and an Executive MBA (with distinction) from the RMIT Graduate School of Business where I am a business mentor to MBA students.

Areas of Expertise

Cross-functional program delivery, business process improvement, Medical research, Biotechnology/pharmaceuticals, Strategy development and implementation

I'm passionate about

Collaborative research, environmental issues, sustainability, systems dynamics

Comments & conversations

Mark Buzza
Posted over 2 years ago
create a wiki based website which will allow everyone to collaborate to solve the most important problems that face all of us.
Hi. Sadly I agree with you Tisho, but I think that Armistral is on the right track, and we need to start somewhere! A defeatist attitude has never progressed humankind...people who rise above these attitudes do! Who knows - Armistral might be on the cover of Time Magazine one day! I am currently running a global collaborative "open innovation" medical research program, aimed at expediting treatment options for patients with prostate cancer. Its a novel model and there are lots of challenges involved in challenging and changing traditional paradigms around the way research is conducted, but as I say...we have to start somewhere!