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.
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.