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eResearch Analysts

Peter Bugeia
Peter Bugeia
Western Sydney University
M: 0414 365 126

Peter has 32 years IT experience across higher education, government, not-for-profit, finance, telecommunications, software R&D, IT and media. He has a background in the management, specification, design, development, procurement and implementation of large-scale information system solutions. Peter was previously Project Manager, Lead Business Analyst, Enterprise Architect and Program Office Manager at NPS Australia, News Ltd, the Australian Taxation Office and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Peter has a B. Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science, specialising in information systems conceptual schema design.

Dr. Richard Berry
Dr. Richard Berry
Newcastle University
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
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
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.

Alan Glixman
Alan Glixman
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 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
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. Ines Hessler
Dr. Ines Hessler
M: 0434 123 598

Ines is the Intersect contact point between ANDS and five NSW universities and two ACT university; namely, University of New South Wales, University of Technology Sydney, Western Sydney University, Australian Catholic University, Charles Sturt University, Australian National University and University of Canberra. She holds a PhD in Geoscience from the University of Bremen, Germany, where she focused on past climate, vegetation and oceanographic changes and interactions. She is a published academic and has worked as a researcher in Germany, the UK and Australia. Prior to joining ANDS/Intersect Ines was project manager, data analyst and communication officer at TERN's (Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network) Ecosystem Modelling and Scaling Infrastructure (eMAST).

Paddy Tobias
Dr. Paddy Tobias
University of New England
M: 0403 328 864

Prior to joining Intersect, Paddy has been working in various roles at the University 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.

Weisi Chen
Dr. Weisi Chen
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.