Professional Staff

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

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 is our Administrative Assistant. She is the Personal Assistant to the Institute's Director, manages the travel processes and provides general administrative support.
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.
As Senior Administration Officer, Lifespan Labs Jessica has primary responsibility for the provision of high level administrative support to both the Babylab and Age Lab. The position provides strategic and operational advice and support on impact engagement activities for the Lifespan Labs.
Nicole is responsible for providing support to assist in new and existing local and national business relationships, develop draft budgets for contracts, partnerships and consultancies.
Danielle is the Research Media and Communications Officer and works with the Media and Public Relations team to design, implement and evaluate innovative media strategies and opportunities for MARCS.
Lorraine is our Administration Assistant responsible for business development. She assists with the development and expansion of the Institute network of local and national contacts.
The Executive Officer has responsibility for the provision of executive level support and overseeing coordination and administration of our HDR cohort. They also provides strategic support for MARCS operations from recruitment to finance.
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