Our People

At the ARDC, our people are our greatest asset. Meet the CEO, Senior Leadership Team and our staff, who can help you with your data and digital research needs.
Our People

The ARDC staff are technical experts who partner with the research community to deliver national digital research infrastructure.

Meet our Chief Executive Officer, Senior Leadership Team, and our Engagements and Expertise staff, who can answer your questions and connect you with the right expert for your needs.

Chief Executive Officer

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Rosie Hicks

Chief Executive Officer
Strategy, research infrastructure, nanofabrication, industry engagement

Senior Leadership Team

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Dr Adrian Burton

Deputy CEO and Director, People Research Data Commons
Strategy, informatics, data assets, national policy
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Ben Chiu

Director, Services
Services, technology strategy, cybersecurity, digital skills and capabilities, customer experience
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Matt Dailey

Chief Operating Officer
Operations, finance, strategy, governance, organisational performance, change management
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Dr Emma Crott

Chief of Staff and Company Secretary
Administration, governance, strategy development
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Jenny Fewster

Director, HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons
Digital humanities, HASS, Indigenous research, GLAM
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Dr Sheida Hadavi

Director, Translational Research Data Challenges
Program management, information systems, data analytics
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Hamish Holewa

Director, Planet Research Data Commons
Research infrastructure, strategy, IT development and management, environment and climate change
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Keith Russell

Director, Outreach
Institutional research data management capability, FAIR
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Natasha Simons

Director, National Coordination
Strategic initiatives, program management, informatics, international collaboration, data assets
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Dr Andrew Treloar

Director, International Strategy
Platforms, software, data management, digital research infrastructure, international partners

Engagements Team

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Dr Robin Burgess

Manager, Engagements Team
Data governance, management and planning, FAIR, CARE

Dr Kathryn Barker

Research Data Alliance Community Development Manager
Communication, engagement, research data, project management
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Dr Richard Ferrers

Data Consultant
Institutional data maturity, communities, FAIR data, trusted data repositories
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Mary Filsell

Data Consultant
FAIR, GLAM, HASS, research data management, research, outreach and engagement
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Andrew White

Data Consultant
Engagement, institutional data maturity, communities, FAIR

Expertise Team

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Jonathan Smillie

Systems Analyst and Manager (Acting), Expertise
eResearch infrastructure, systems architectures and analysis
our staff,ARDC staff,ARDC management,ARDC contacts,Our people

Dr Muhammad Ali

Research Data Specialist (Data Architecture)
Data architecture, data workflows, data science (AI), energy infrastructures
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Dr Gnana K Bharathy

Research Data Specialist (AI/ML)
AI, ML, modelling (various), socio-technical systems, risk
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Kylie Black

Research Data Specialist
Sensitive data, Bushfires projects
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Dr Aleem Uddin

Research Infrastructure Specialist (Virtualisation)
Containerisation, virtualisation, Kubernetes, FAIR software, Analytics, technology management, AI, research
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Dr Rhys Williams

Research Data Specialist (Health and Medical)
Biomedical, clinical research, partnerships, bioinformatics

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