Professional Staff


Darlene is our Institute Manager and oversees all administrative, financial and human resource functions of the Institute.

As Centre Manager for the International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS), Kathy is responsible for the operational management of the centre across facilities, staffing, finance, communications and stakeholder management.
As Executive Officer, Jessica has responsibility for the provision of executive level support and overseeing coordination and administration of our HDR cohort. She also provides strategic support for MARCS operations from recruitment to finance.
Dr Karen Hutchings is our Research Support Development Officer, working with Institute Manager Darlene Williams to coordinate management of research activities within the Institute.
Siobhain is the Administration Officer (Node Coordinator) for the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language. She coordinates the core administrative functions of the University Node of the Centre and provides administrative support to the University Node Leader and other staff.
The Senior Administration Officer, Research and HDR, supports the effective management of the Institute's Research and HDR activities through the provision of high level administrative support. Julia works closely with the Executive Officer, Institute Manager, Director HDR, Director of Research, Development Officer and Researchers to ensure all activities are supported by effective and efficient processes and procedures. Julia is the primary contact for all HDR enquiries.
Tim is responsible for the engagement activities surrounding the labs, administration and project support, the induction training for all new staff and students, reviews and updates web content, implements and maintains legal requirements and provides secretariat support.