Management and Governance

Management Team

QCIF is managed by an experienced team:

 Dr Phil Gurney


Dr Phil Gurney

Chief Executive Officer
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Phone: +61 7 3365 7274
Mobile: +61 4 2869 8133
Fax: +61 7 3365 6136

 

Dominique Gorse
Director: QFAB Bioinformatics
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Phone: +61 7 3346 2624
Mobile: +61 4 3165 6780
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Nigel Ward
Manager: eResearch Services
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Phone: +61 7 3346 4216
Mobile: +61 4 1423 4040
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Stephen Bird 

Stephen Bird
Manager: Service Delivery
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Mobile: +61 4 3835 5299
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 Joy Byrne 

Joy Byrne
Business Manager
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Phone: +61 7 3365 7570
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Shannon Lindsay
Communications Consultant
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Mobile: +61 4 2052 4392
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Executive Assistant
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Phone: +61 7 3365 7534
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 Board of Directors

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Mr David Gray
Chairman

Appointed as QCIF's Chairman in 2008: A former Managing Director of Boeing Australia, David has held senior executive positions with GEC Heavy Engineering, Exicom and GEC Marconi. David holds, and has held, a number of board and advisory board positions, including CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority), Brisbane Airport, Collection House, Queensland Motorways and WaterSecure, and was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 for his services to Australian aviation.

 

 

 

Professor Joe Shapter
Director: The University of Queensland

Joe received his PhD in Reaction Dynamics from the University of Toronto in 1990. He subsequently held an NSERC Fellowship at The University of Western Ontario before moving to Australia in 1996 to take up a position at Flinders University. He took up his position at the University of Queensland in February 2018. Joe served as Dean of the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences for six-and-a-half years and headed the Flinders involvement in both the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) and the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) and was SA Director for AMMRF. His major interests are in the area of novel nanomaterial production, nanometer scale of these materials and their applications in, for example, sensors or solar cells.

 

Professor Matt Bellgard
Director: The Queensland University of Technology

Matt joined QUT in 2018 as its inaugural eResearch Director. Prior to this, he spent more than 12 years as Director of WA's Centre for Comparative Genomics. He has also served as Director of iVEC@Murdoch, a facility that housed Australia's second largest computer, and as Project Director of the Nectar National Research Cloud in Western Australia (2014–2015). He is currently co-leading development of digital infrastructure for funded collaborative research in adaptive platform trials that are of particular relevance for rapidly evaluating new therapies. This activity critically relies on quality health data linkage, patient engagement and reliable secure digital platforms that can operate across jurisdictions and health stakeholder business units. His scientific work has resulted in developments in the areas of pairwise sequence alignment and artificial intelligence, human genomics, bacterial bioinformatics, whole genome analysis and annotation for a range of species, as well as eResearch across a range of disciplines.

 

Professor Andrew Smith
Director: Griffith University

Andrew is the Pro Vice Chancellor (Science), Griffith University, and was appointed in November 2016 having served as Dean of Applied Sciences at RMIT University since 2010 and in the recent interim as Deputy Dean Research & Innovation in the School of Science. He also serves on the executive of the Australian Council of Deans of Science. He graduated in Biochemistry from the University of Surrey, U.K., in 1985 and completed his PhD at Southampton University in 1989. He joined the University of Sussex as a research fellow before being appointed to the faculty as a lecturer in 1993 and becoming Professor in 2002. He went on to serve successively at Sussex, as Director of Graduate Studies for Life Sciences, Head of Chemistry, and Head of the first joint Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, before joining RMIT.

 

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Professor Andrew Krockenberger
Director: James Cook University

Andrew is Dean of Research at James Cook University, with responsibilities in development of JCU’s research environment, excellence and relevance. He has particular responsibility for strategic direction and operational performance of core research infrastructure. He graduated with a PhD in Zoology from University of Sydney in 1994, receiving an Eleanor Sophia Wood Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and has worked in research and teaching at UNSW, University of Washington and JCU, with extensive experience in ecophysiology in laboratory and field. Appointed Dean of Research at JCU in 2013, he has been strongly involved in development of JCU’s analytical and experimental facilities and field stations, particularly the Daintree Rainforest Observatory, completed in 2014. Prof. Krockenberger is a Director of QCIF and serves on the Advisory Board for the Terrestrial Environmental Research Network (TERN).

 

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Dr Erin Rayment
Director: The University of Southern Queensland

Erin is the Director of the Office of Research Development at the University of Southern Queensland. She leads a team that manages strategic research partnerships, contract research, consultancy, commercialisation and eResearch for the University. Prior to joining USQ, Erin was responsible for providing commercialisation, innovation transfer and research development support at qutbluebox. She has also managed large-scale collaborative research projects for Griffith University. Erin began her career as a biomedical scientist and worked in the United Kingdom on remedi, the 'Regenerative Medicine — A New Industry Grand Challenge funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Erin has a BBiotechInnov(Hons), a PhD in tissue engineering, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is currently a Director of QCIF and Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia, and is a committee member of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

 

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Mr Roy Pidgeon
Director: CQUniversity

Roy is Chief Information and Digital Officer at CQUniversity. His responsibilities include delivering real business and technical solutions for the whole of the University's activities in learning, teaching, research and corporate functions. He focuses on establishing innovation culture through effective partnerships with stakeholders and improving customer engagement, service delivery, governance and management of technology applications and solutions. Roy first joined CQUniversity in 2008 as Associate Director of Infrastructure Services and Support. Prior to that he was IT Director at Charles Darwin University from 2003–2008.