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Western Sydney University
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.
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.
Australian Catholic University
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.
Data Consultant - ANDS/RDS/NeCTAR (NSW)
M: 0421 049 858
Tom is the NSW Outreach Officer and Data Consultant for the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), supporting Universities in NSW. He holds a PhD from the Australian National University in the field of Linguistics, having written a grammar of the Papua New Guinean language Momu. Tom has worked as a Corpus Manager, Computational Linguist, Project Coordinator and Manager, and on multiple research projects in the humanities as a programmer and technical advisor. He holds a BSc/BA from Sydney University majoring in Computer Science, Linguistics (with Honours) and Japanese Studies.
ANDS National Collections
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).
La Trobe University
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.
University of New England
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.
University of Technology Sydney
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.
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.
University of Canberra
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.