Management Team members

Peter Currie, Director of Research
Claude Bernard, Deputy Director
Silvio Tiziani, External Strategy and Planning
Michelle Gallaher, Communications Consultant
Peter Dalton, Development Advisor
Laura Crilley, Executive Officer
Jane McCausland, Student Programs Coordinator
Renae Hayle, Manager Resources and Scientific Services
Penny Rowlett, Insitute Manager


Peter Currie headshot 2016


Peter Currie

DIRECTOR of Research

peter.currie@monash.edu

Peter D. Currie received his PhD in Drosophila genetics from Syracuse University, New York, USA.

He undertook postdoctoral training in zebrafish development at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK) in London, UK. He has worked as an independent laboratory head at the UK Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh, UK and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney, Australia where he headed a research programme focused on skeletal muscle development and regeneration.

His work is centred on understanding how the small freshwater zebrafish is able to build and regenerate both skeletal and cardiac muscle.

In 2016 he was appointed Director of Research of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is a recipient of a European Molecular Biology Organization Young Investigators Award and a Wellcome Trust International Research Fellowship and currently is a Principal Research Fellow with the National Health and Medical Research Council in Australia.


Claude Bernard

Claude Bernard

Deputy Director

claude.bernard@monash.edu

Prof Bernard joined the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute as a Senior Group Leader in January 2013 with the closure of MISCL. 

Professor Bernard’s research investigates the causes of degenerative neurological disorders, in particular Multiple Sclerosis (MS) of which he is an international authority. 

His research covers all facets of immunology, genetic, biochemistry and microbiology.

Prof Bernard and his renowned team of researchers have led the world-first research on genetic reprogramming of human MS patient cells to become induced pluripotent stem cells, effectively creating a limitless supply of human cells with the disease that can be used to help understand MS and develop novel therapies to treat the disease. 


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Silvio Tiziani

Director, External Strategy and Planning

silvio.tiziani@monash.edu

Silvio Tiziani has moved into the role of Director, ARMI External Relations and Strategy and COO of CCRM Australia after securing finding for its development.  Silvio is now focused on the specialised role of ARMI's external engagement, strategic planning and communications, as well as, leading the strategic alliance with the Centre of Commercialisation of Regenerative Medicine.  Silvio has an extensive knowledge of ARMI and the research landscape that will be well utilised with his networks with industry, state and federal government and international organisations.

 

 

 


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Michelle Gallaher

COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT

http://thesocialscience.com.au

Michelle is the co-founder and Creative Director of The Social Science, a specialist consultancy helping organisations and individuals unlock the value of social media in the science and innovation industries.

Prior to establishing her own company in 2014, Michelle served as the CEO of BioMelbourne Network, Victoria’s peak body for biotechnology, a $60 billion sector in this state. 

Michelle has an undergraduate science degree in allied health (Orthoptics) from La Trobe University and postgraduate qualifications in business and marketing from RMIT and Mt Eliza Business School.  She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) as well as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM).  Michelle is also the Co-founder and Director of Women in Science Australia, a non executive director of Cancer Trials Australia, the ARC Training Centre in BioDevices at Swinburne University, Women in Science Australia and Avatar Insurance. 


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Peter Dalton

DEVELOPMENT Advisor

peter.dalton@monash.edu

Peter Dalton brings extensive fundraising expertise to ARMI.

Prior to commencing with ARMI Peter served as Director of Fundraising Cambridge University Hospitals in the UK. More recently, as Director of Fundraising for Austin Health, he initiated and implemented the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre Appeal for the AU$120 million Centre.

In February Peter was recognised by Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) with the Institutes prestigious Award - 2016 Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year. 

Peter is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a Fellow of Fundraising Institute Australia (FFIA), and a former FIA National President.



Laura Crilley

EXECUTIVE OFFICER

laura.crilley@monash.edu

+61 (3) 9902 9604

Laura Crilley joined the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute in 2007, bringing with her over 25 years' experience in both the medical and academic research worlds.  

From 2007 to 2013 Laura worked for the inaugural Director, Prof Nadia Rosenthal, before moving to a seconded position at EMBL Australia from 2013 to 2015.  

She is now back at ARMI working for the new Director, Prof Peter Currie.



Jane McCausland

STUDENT PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

jane.mccausland@monash.edu

+61 (3) 9902 9607

Jane has been in the role of Student coordinator since 2011.  

She brings to the role extensive experience in the tertiary sector with experience in the research environment as well as university administration.



Renae Hayle

MANAGER, RESOURCES AND SCIENTIFIC SERVICES

renae.hayle@monash.edu

+61 (3) 9902 9610



Penny Rowlett

Institute Manager

penny.rowlett@monash.edu

+61 (3) 9902 9609

Penny Rowlett has moved to the role of Institute Manager looking after the operational management of ARMI within the broader University.   This includes leading the development and management of all business and professional resources that support the institutes governance, education and research activities.   Penny brings extensive experience to the role having worked in the tertiary sector for over 15 years, and prior to this, international investment banking and health sector.   Penny holds a Bachelor of Arts (Legal & Sociology) and Diploma of Accounting.


 

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