Rose Hiscock is the inaugural Director of Science Gallery Melbourne and passionate advocate for science engagement. She has held significant leadership roles including CEO Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum) and Executive Director Arts Development Australia Council for the Arts.
Rose is committed to building a vibrant, balanced and accessible arts sector. She is a Board member of Back to Back Theatre, Australia’s highly successful company with a full-time ensemble of actors considered to have an intellectual disability, and Chunky Move, one of Australia’s premier dance companies.
Dr Ryan JefferiesHead of Programs
Ryan Jefferies is Head of Programs for Science Gallery Melbourne and a passionate advocate of science and arts in equal measures. He is former Curator of the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, has a PhD in infectious disease research and completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Western Australia and the University of Bristol. He is also a trained taxidermist.
Ryan has curated a range of interdisciplinary arts and science exhibitions and public programs, including Science Gallery Melbourne’s inaugural exhibition ‘Blood: Attract & Repel’ and has developed science communication content for Museums Victoria and The University of Melbourne.
Tel +61 3 8344 8842
Veronica DominiakExhibition and Gallery Coordinator
Veronica Dominiak is Gallery Coordinator for Science Gallery Melbourne. She manages and coordinates office and exhibition logistics and provides administrative and executive support to the team.
Gaining a BA (Hons) in History of Art, Design and Film and a Masters in Cultural and Creative Industries she started her career as a Curator at London Transport Museum, and worked on the development and management of International Touring exhibitions at the Barbican Centre in London. She has also worked as a freelancer at the Design Museum and National Maritime Museum in London.
Tel +61 3 9035 8199
Lee CaseyHead of Communications and Engagement
Lee is the Head of Communications and Engagement for Science Gallery Melbourne. Lee’s background is in the cultural sector, having held various roles across marketing, communications, sponsorship and general management for organisations such as Melbourne Festival, Southbank Centre London, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Arena Theatre Company over the past fifteen years.
Lee is particularly passionate about engaging young audiences in the creative industries. She serves on the Board of Outer Urban Projects, a performance company who work with young people in the outer northern suburbs.
Dr Niels WoutersDigital Media Specialist
Niels is Digital Media Specialist for Science Gallery Melbourne and the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces. He advises on the creative and functional requirements for the digital activation initiatives that Science Gallery Melbourne undertakes.
Niels has a keen interest in democratic uses of bespoke technology to make architecture and public space more engaging. He holds degrees in architecture, computer science and human-computer interaction, along with a PhD in architectural engineering that examines the social qualities of digital media in public space.
Garry WilliamsCreative Producer: Innovation
Garry is the Creative Producer: Innovation for University of Melbourne, working within the Science Gallery Melbourne team and focusing on engagement and activation for the university across multiple sectors and industries. He is a mainstay within Melbourne's tech, innovation and startup environment having led partnerships and collaborations with local, national and global brands throughout his work in emerging technology, education, business and creative sectors.
As an advocate for non-traditional career pathways and pursuing a career with passion, purpose and meaning, Garry has recently been involved in establishing and growing various meetups and communities throughout Australia, with continued presence as an MC and moderator of conferences, events, classes and workshops.
Tel +61 3 9035 3846
Ellie MichaelidesLearning and Engagement Coordinator
As the Learning and Engagement Coordinator at Science Gallery Melbourne, Ellie develops and delivers engagement programs for university students, manages the mediator team and our youth advisory group Sci Curious, and helps out with marketing and communications.
In her past life as a zoologist, Ellie spent a lot of time catching (mostly) cute animals, including little penguins, baby swans, tiny native marsupials, and crickets (not so cute and a bit bitey). After her Master of Zoology, she moved into the world of science communication. She worked for a few years as a Science Communicator at a science PR company, before joining the Science Gallery Melbourne team as the Head Mediator for the inaugural exhibition BLOOD. She followed this with a year as the Science Engagement Coordinator.
Ellie spends her spare time working as the Engagement Manager at Remember The Wild.
Tel +61 3 8344 6106
Basically, Tilly is a massive nerd who is curious about the world and everything in it. She studied microbiology at uni and looked forward to a glittering career in bossing around lab rats. It hasn’t quite turned out that way. After uni, a love/hate relationship with pipettes and RNA extractions drove her from the lab and into the arms of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). There, she discovered a natural talent for science gossip – she liked talking about other people’s science more than doing her own. At the ABC, she talked about science on the radio, coordinated and hosted live science stage shows for young people, researched for science TV shows like Sleek Geeks and managed a science festival. Tilly then morphed into a curator at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney, developing exhibitions about health, medicine, engineering, experimentation and the human voice. And there’s no stopping her now. As the Curator at Science Gallery Melbourne, Tilly will be busy delivering the DISPOSABLE season in 2019 and developing the opening show – MENTAL – in 2020.
Tel +61 3 8344 2972
Harriet AuldDevelopment Manager
Harriet is the Development Manager for Science Gallery Melbourne. She manages the relationships with the inspiring philanthropists, donors and corporate organisations who support Science Gallery Melbourne and its programs.
She is an experienced relationship and partnership manager with strong skills in negotiation, business development and donor engagement. Harriet is originally from the United Kingdom with a background in law before moving to Melbourne and spending five years in the health not-for-profit sector working with donors and corporate organisations to support diabetes research.
Harriet is passionate about empowering more young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Claire FarrugiaEducation and Outreach Manager
Claire is the Education and Outreach Manager at Science Gallery Melbourne working to provide opportunities for young people to think creatively about science, technology, engineering and maths.
After completing her honours in genetics, Claire stepped out of the lab and hasn’t looked back. Claire has worked in education and outreach at the Australian Museum, Questacon, RMIT University, and is particularly passionate about increasing participation and engagement in underrepresented groups in STEM.
Claire is on the National Science Week Victorian organising committee, is science film producer and you can catch her each week talking science on community radio station 3CR.