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eResearch Analysts

Darren Gardner
Darren Gardner
Western Sydney University
darren.gardner@intersect.org.au
M: 0450 878 300

Darren has 14 years of experience with IT at Western Sydney University. He may not hold a PHD or Masters but has been at the forefront of many parts of IT for the University for a long time and is a seasoned project manager.  Darren has gained his expertise as an allrounder in all things IT from his many years with Western Sydney as well as undertaking a number of secondments within different Western Sydney University departments. With this breadth of experience, Darren will be using his excellent client service experience to assist Western Sydney with all their eResearch needs.

Dr. Richard Berry
Dr. Richard Berry
Newcastle University
Richard.Berry@intersect.org.au
M: 0415 619 976
T: 02 4913 8031

Richard is Intersect's eResearch Analyst at the University of Newcastle. Richard completed a PhD in Neuroscience at the Australian National University in 2006, where he continued to undertake research as a postdoctoral fellow until 2010. Richard then worked for the Department of Defence, where he was responsible for developing and maintaining business intelligence and reporting systems related to aircraft maintenance. Richard also holds postgraduate qualifications in IT, and in his previous roles has worked as an analyst, programmer, and project manager.

Dr. Frankie Stevens
Dr. Frankie Stevens
Southern Cross University
frankie.stevens@intersect.org.au
M: 0435 657 730

Dr. Frankie Stevens has previously held roles with the national Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) Project and as eResearch Programme Manager at the University of Sydney. Frankie has 20 years experience working in the higher education sector in Australia and overseas. Frankie’s expertise involves developing strong relationships between research communities, local, state and national eResearch infrastructure initiatives and has involved broad awareness raising and promotion of expert capabilities for the Australian research sector. Frankie holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours), majoring in biology with European studies (French) from the University of Sussex, and a PhD in cell biochemistry (Cancer Research) from the University of Manchester. Frankie is a published academic, and also holds a number of project and programme management qualifications.

Aidan Wilson
Aidan Wilson
Australian Catholic University 
aidan.wilson@intersect.org.au
M: 0428 458 969

Aidan joined Intersect in 2015 as a data analyst to assist in the metadata management of research data collections. He holds a Bachelor of Liberal Studies, majoring in Linguistics from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Melbourne. His academic research concentrates on the syntax and morphology of Australia’s indigenous languages. Since 2006, Aidan has been employed at the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC), where he was responsible for the digitisation of audio and video materials and the management of collection and item metadata.

Alan Glixman
Alan Glixman
ANDS (NSW)
alan.glixman@intersect.org.au
T: 02 8079 2521
M: 0420 810 142

Alan is the primary Intersect contact point between ANDS and NSW universities. He is responsible for ANDS liaison at the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, the University of Newcastle, University of Wollongong and the University of New England. He has 25 years experience working in commercial IT environments, running project offices and programme management offices. He was the Projects Administrator for the National eResearch Architecture Taskforce (NeAT) and in 2011 coordinated the development of systems related to health data linkage for both NSW and South Australia.

Rowan Brownlee
Rowan Brownlee
ANDS National Collections
rowan.brownlee@intersect.org.au

Rowan is liaison for the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the Australian Museum. He is working on the ANDS National Collections Program and previously worked on a range of ANDS and Intersect projects at The University of Sydney. Rowan has twenty years experience in diverse roles (analyst research librarian, collection manager, project manager, technical developer) working with researchers in the university, and government sectors in Australia. He has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Literature (University of Newcastle), and Postgraduate Diploma of Information Management (University of New South Wales).

Dr. Ghulam Murtaza
Dr. Ghulam Murtaza
La Trobe University
Ghulam@intersect.org.au
M: 0406 201 023

Dr. Ghulam Murtaza is Digital Research Analyst with Intersect for La Trobe University (VIC). He has completed his PhD from University of New South Wales. He brings 10+ years of research and IT experience to Intersect through his research in various fields including robotics, Technologies for Developing World, Internet Technologies, Education and Sensor Networks. His research experience comes from working at renowned academic and industry based research organisations including UNSW, MAARCS Institute of UWS, NEWT and Microsoft Research. His work as Software Engineer gives him a breadth of IT knowledge.

Dr. Paddy Tobias
Dr. Paddy Tobias
University of New England
paddy.tobias@intersect.org.au
M: 0403 328 864

Prior to joining Intersect, Paddy has been working in various roles at the University of New England for the past six years. His most recent role at UNE was in Corporate Communications, which he undertook after completing his PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies. Previously Paddy has held various positions as a peace-building and community development adviser and worked in multiple countries, including most notably Timor-Leste.

Dr. Weisi Chen
Dr. Weisi Chen
University of Technology Sydney
weisi.chen@intersect.org.au
M: 0434 811 800

Prior to taking up this role, Weisi has been working for Intersect for 3 years as an eResearch Trainer. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Technology from the Zhejiang University and a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He also worked as a casual academic/software engineer at UNSW where software architecture for eResearch data analysis was his main research focus. Weisi has also been involved in a number of research projects in various domains - developing various tools for research and teaching purposes and cooperating with different researchers especially finance researchers in both the Business School of UNSW and Sirca.

Dr. Jerry Lai
Dr. Jerry Lai
Deakin University
jerry.lai@intersect.org.au
M: 0432 427 638

Dr. Jerry Lai joined Intersect in 2016 as an IT trainer and has recently been appointed as eResearch Analyst at Deakin University.  Jerry comes from a psychology background with 7+ years of experience in teaching statistics and research methods at La Trobe and RMIT University.  His interest lies in statistical programming, education, consulting and training and professional development, with a special focus on promoting statistical literacy, thinking and application.  Jerry's qualifications and expertise in both the applied sciences and statistics enable him to provide technical and statistical assistance to researchers from a wide range of disciplines.

Robert Fleet
Robert Fleet
University of Canberra
robert.fleet@intersect.org.au
M: 0497 825 441

Robert has recently been appointed as eResearch Analyst at the University of Canberra.  Robert comes from a criminology background and until recently has been a sessional tutor in the field at Griffith University.  Robert has a BA first class (honours) and MA first class honours in Criminology. Robert's research interests have focused on organised criminal activity and the social networks of organised criminal groups. Robert also has business experience in biotechnology, transport and logistics.