Professor Norman Saunders, an expert on developmental neuroscience, has spoken out on the science behind the controversy over paracetamol use in pregnancy.
Ms Crump takes over from Phil Gardner, who was the founding editor of Pursuit. He has been appointed Associate Director, Media and Publishing for the University of Melbourne.
Ms Crump started her journalism career in Brisbane before moving to the UK, where she worked for the BBC as a journalist and producer based in London, the US and the Middle East.
Most recently, she was the Executive Producer of Current Affairs at the ABC's Asia Pacific News Centre, responsible for radio and television programs broadcast on ABC News24, ABC1 and Radio Australia - including The World and The World This Week.
Launched in October 2015 to showcase the University of Melbourne’s research output and its global impact, Pursuit has had more than 2.2 million page views to date.