Professional Staff

Elise Blight

Administrative Assistant - Business Development

  • Administrative Support across ICS
  • Event Support across ICS
  • Travel arrangements for visitors

Email: e.blight@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9602

Sally Byrnes

Senior Business Development Officer

  • Partnership development
  • Marketing and Communications Planning
  • Oversight of the ICS website
Email: s.byrnes@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9692

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Simone Casey

Institute Administrative Assistant

  • Reception
  • Equipment bookings
  • Asset management
  • Capital Works maintenance requests
  • Preparation of casual employment authorities

Email: s.casey@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9600

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Cheryl D'Cruz

Institute Administrative Officer (Travel and Finance)

  • Administrative Assistance to the Director
  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • Travel bookings
  • Asset management
  • TEMS acquittal
Email: c.d'cruz@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9647

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Tulika Dubey

Senior Institute Administrative Officer (HDR Support)

  • Coordinator of the Research Training Program
  • HDR student reporting requirements
  • Staff, HDR students, and visitor induction
  • Coordination of casual timesheets
Email: t.dubey@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9680

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Terence (Terry) Fairclough

Institute Manager

  • Strategic management and planning
  • High-level policy advice
  • Finance and HR management
  • Budget management and forecasting
  • Professional Administrative Staff Supervisor
Email: t.fairclough@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9698
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Dr Abhi Kashyap

Research Officer (part-time)

  • Administrative support for Research Director
  • Provision of project management and financial advice for individual research projects
  • Post-award assistance with research projects under the direction of Principal Researchers
  • Administration of Human Ethics applications

Email: a.kashyap@westernsydney.edu.au or icsro@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9493

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Dr Michelle Kelly

Research Officer

  • Administrative support for Research Director
  • Provision of project management and financial advice for individual research projects
  • Post-award assistance with research projects under the direction of Principal Researchers
  • Administration of Human Ethics applications
Email: mi.kelly@westernsydney.edu.au or icsro@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9493

Emily-Kate Ringle-Harris

Research Media and Communications Officer

  • Media and communications, including media relations and reporting
  • ICS social media management
  • Research promotion

Email: e.ringle-harris@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9683 8168

Dr Hua (Flora) Zhong

Senior Research Officer

  • Administrative support for the Research Director
  • Research policy advice to the Institute Director, Research Director, Institute Manager and ICS members
  • Pre-award coordination of project management, and research development activities
  • Oversight of research program activities and reporting
  • Provision of support for individual research projects
Email: f.zhong@westernsydney.edu.au or icsro@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9451

Young and Resilient Research Centre Professional Staff

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Deborah Blackmore

Programs and Partnerships Manager

  • Centre operations management
  • Strategic management and planning
  • Research and partnership development
  • Financial and HR management
  • Policy advice
  • Media and communications
Email: d.blackmore@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: 042 533 7879

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Lilly Moody

Senior Research Officer

  • Research support
  • Human ethics application support and advice
  • Strategic Research Development funding coordination
  • Post-award assistance for research projects
  • Project budget management and financial advice

Email: l.moody@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9553

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Jasbeer Musthafa Mamalipurath

Research Officer - Impact

  • Research impact measuring and communication
  • Development of new impact strategies, frameworks and processes
  • Knowledge exchange and public engagement
  • Knowledge translation of research findings
  • Media and communications, including media relations and reporting

Email: j.musthafa@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 8166

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Dr Nukte Ogun

Research Administration Officer

  • Research administration
  • Project management
  • Media relations and online communications

Email: N.Ogun@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9685

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Georgina Theakstone

Research Officer

  • Project administration and coordination
  • Collection and preparation of data
  • Report writing and other research output support

Email: G.Theakstone@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9685

Research Support Staff

ICS has a growing cohort of research support staff (comprising research associates, research assistants and research officers). Research support staff bring a wide range of interdisciplinary skills and interests to their roles, contributing significantly to the innovative and collaborative research that is characteristic of ICS.

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Dr Cecelia Cmielewski

Research Officer

  • ARC Discovery Project UNESCO
  • The Making of Global Cultural Policy: Culture, Economy, Development.

Email: c.cmielewski@westernsydney.edu.au

Jakki Mann

Manager

  • Circles of Sustainability Strategic Initiative

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Dr Phillip Mar

Adjunct Fellow and Senior Research Officer

  • Diversity of Cultural Expressions
  • Research partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts

Email: p.mar@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Kim Spurway

Dr Kim Spurway

Research Officer


Email: k.spurway@westernsydney.edu.au

Dr Timothy Erik Ström

Research Assistant

Email: T.Strom2@westernsydney.edu.au