BRAP would like to welcome, Dr. Viji Vijayan from Singapore!
Dr. Viji Vijayan is a subject matter expert in the field of biorisk management and has established a consulting company called Praxis Biorisk Systems Pte Ltd. Praxis means “exercise or practice of an art, science, or skill”. This is exactly what she does, with the vast knowledge and experience that she has gained over the past 30 years in the field of biological safety and security. These people working with infectious material, face biological risks every day in their work,are those Dr. Viji loves to engage with so that she can help them to integrate safety into their everyday work, because she believes that safety is simply the way you work.
Dr. Vijayan’s career began in a biomedical research laboratory, where she worked for about 10 years after which she switched to Research Operations and Laboratory Safety. In December 2022, she retired from Duke-NUS Medical School, where she worked for about 15 years as Associate Dean in charge of safety and emergency management.
Dr. Vijayan served as the President of the Biorisk Association of Singapore (2014 to 2017) and Vice-President of the Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association (2018-2021). She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Biosafety Associations. has a WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) which specializes in adult training methodologies and a Master’s degree in Human Factors and Systems Safety from Lund University in Sweden. These educational achievements, together with her vast expertise in the field of biorisk management, has allowed her to develop a unique set of skills that enables me to develop and implement biorisk management systems with a distinctive practical approach. Training is her passion and she enjoys engaging workers at the sharp end. She teaches practical solutions which combines her work experience with knowledge that she has acquired from industries like aviation, transportation, healthcare, and others. Safety science is a passion that Dr. Viji has nurtured over the years, especially the integration of safety into everyday work life.