Administrative Staff


Darlene is our Institute Manager and oversees all administrative, financial and human resource functions of the Institute.
Darlene Williams
Farah is our Media and Communications Officer. Farah is responsible for managing all internal and external communications between MARCS and its stakeholders. She is also responsible for managing all media output and media requests, managing the MARCS website and MARCS social media pages.
Farah Abdurahman
As Executive Officer, Jen is responsible for providing executive level support to the Director and Institute Manager. A key responsibility of her position is the coordination and administration of the Institute’s Higher Degree Research Training program.
Jennifer Armstrong
Dr Karen Hutchings is our Research Support Development Officer, working with Institute Manager Darlene Williams to coordinate management of research activities within the Institute.
Karen Hutchings 2
Karen is our Administrative Assistant. She is the Personal Assistant to the Institute's Director, manages the travel processes and provides general administrative support.
Karen McConachie
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.
Siobhain O’Leary
Please note that Craig is currently on secondment and will return to his role as Executive Officer in December 2017.
Craig Purcell 2
Jan is our Senior Administrative Officer (Events) with responsibility for coordinating MARCS events, updating the MARCS website and undertaking various projects to support the Institute Director and Manager.
Michelle is our Administration Assistant in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language. She assists with all administration and travel requirements for the University Node of the Centre.
Michelle Williams