Postal address: Delivery address:
Axon building, 47
University of Queensland
St Lucia, Qld, 4072
Level 5, Building 47
University of Queensland
St Lucia, Qld, 4072
Office phone: +61 7 3365 7534

eResearch Analyst contacts for your local university:

The University of Queensland

Belinda Weaver
ph: +61 7 3346 4223
mob: +61 4 0884 1882

Belinda is the team leader of the QCIF eResearch Analyst team which has representatives at several Queensland universities. She was formerly the Manager, Research Data Collections Service in the UQ Library and established the UQ eSpace repository. She has a keen interest in research data management and in training and tools for research collaboration. She works for QCIF on Monday - Thursday and tweets as

Marlies Hankel
ph: +61 7 3346 3996
mob: +61 4 0426 2445

Marlies is a QCIF eResearch Analyst and Researcher. She has over ten years' experience in high performance computing and cluster management. Her research interests include Quantum Dynamics and Computational Nanotechnology. Her main roles include looking after UQ's HPC cluster Barrine users and QCIF's partner share at the National Facility. If you are interested in obtaining computational time at the national compute facilities please contact Marlies.

Dr Nicholas Hamilton
ph: +61 7 3346 2033

Dr Nick Hamilton joined QCIF in 2014 as a co-appointee with the Institute for Molecular Bioscience where, for the last five years, he has led a laboratory in the emerging field of bio-image informatics. Dr Hamilton is a natural collaborator and works with biologists, mathematicians, computer scientists and others to develop methodologies and tools for mathematical modelling, feature extraction, quantification, analysis, automated classification, data visualisation, comparison, and inference from bio-imaging.

Cihan Altinay (Earth Sciences, Sch of)
ph: +61 7 3346 4118

Cihan is a QCIF eResearch analyst and computer scientist. He has many years experience in HPC software development, scientific visualisation and linux systems administration. His current focus at the Centre for Geoscience Computing is GPGPU programming with the application of large scale geophysical inversions.

Oliver Cairncross
ph: +61 7 3346 4223

Oliver has more than ten years’ experience in scientific computing, primarily focused on data visualisation. Before starting with QCIF, he worked as a project manager at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics, developing integrated platforms for visualisation, modelling and analysis in the life sciences. Now at QCIF and working closely with various partners, Oliver is using various scientific visualisation techniques to support research in a diverse range of fields, including mining, engineering and social sciences. His ultimate goal is to develop effective - and perhaps novel - ways for QCIF partners to analyse data and present their results.

Stephen Crawley
mob: +61 4 2702 7304

Stephen is the QCIF/RCC eResearch Specialist for the Imaging domain. He has a number of years’ experience in designing and building data and metadata repositories and tools, and in UNIX/Linux systems management. He is also trying to foster community-based resources for people building and running systems, both on top of QCIF infrastructure, and more broadly - see

The Queensland University of Technology

Lance Wilson
ph: +61 7 3138 4382
mob: +61 4 4120 61377

Lance is a QCIF eResearch Analyst. He has over 15 years experience in a wide range of engineering problems and solutions. His specialties are in experimental and computational methods in mechanical and medical engineering. His research interests revolve around improving outcomes for orthopaedic patients with the intention of designing the perfect hip replacement. Lance has had experience in a wide range of eResearch areas and encourages researchers with questions about how to scale up their research activities to get in contact with him.

Griffith University

Indy Siva
Gold Coast campus (G11 4.42)
ph: +61 7 5552 7259
mob: +61 4 3460 0814

Indy is a QCIF eResearch Analyst. He has over 20 years' experience in the area of high performance computing, system administration and engineering systems. His current interests include programming (bash, csh, perl etc) and application support (e.g matlab, R, etc). His specialties are in high performance computing, distributed and parallel computing, and storage. Indy encourages researchers to contact him to discuss their computational, storage, application support and programming needs. Though Indy's home base is at the Gold Coast campus, he is available for consultation on all campuses (Nathan, Mt Gravatt, South Bank and Logan).


Jason Bell
ph: +61 7 4930 9229
mob: +61 4 0963 0897

Jason is our video collaboration Champion and eResearch Analyst. He provides high performance computing support and technical advice to CQU researchers. Jason's research interests include video collaboration/conferencing tools, nonlinear optimisation, evolutionary algorithms, high performance computing, distributed and parallel computing, and robotics.

James Cook University

Jay van Schyndel
ph: +61 7 4781 13199

Jay is the QCIF eResearch Analyst at JCU. He is an eResearch Software Engineer. Prior to joining James Cook University he worked in private industry developing software. Jay has implemented the JCU Research Data catalogue and is taking an active interest in assisting researchers with data management issues.

University of Southern Queensland

Dr Francis Gacenga
ph: +61 7 4687 5640
mob: +61 4 7707 2707

Francis is a QCIF eResearch Analyst. He has 15 years' experience in IT service management as a researcher and practitioner. His main role is to increase the uptake of QCIF IT services and infrastructure use. Francis has experience working in government agencies in IT service strategy, design, transition, operation and continual service improvement. He is dedicated to delivering eResearch services by helping researchers use HPC, collaboration tools and services, research project management, and research data management to enable data-driven collaborative research and foster an interdisciplinary research culture. Please contact Francis for HPC compute, parallel computing, virtualization, video collaboration, research project management, data management and storage services.

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