Team

  • Rose Hiscock

    Director

    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 Jefferies

    Head 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
    Email ryan.jefferies@unimelb.edu.au 

  • Veronica Dominiak

    Exhibition 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
    Email veronica.dominiak@unimelb.edu.au

  • Shane Carmody

    Development Manager

    Shane is the Development Manager for Science Gallery Melbourne. His role is to work with philanthropic and corporate sponsors to help create and sustain this exciting initiative. Shane's background is in Libraries and Archives and he holds degrees in History from the Universities of Melbourne and Toronto.

    Shane enjoys research and writing especially in the history of ideas and book culture.

    Tel +61 3 9035 4461
    Email shane.carmody@unimelb.edu.au

  • Lee Casey

    Head 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, business development 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 Arena Theatre Company, one of Australia’s leading theatre producers for young audiences. Lee was selected as part of the Australia Council for the Arts Emerging Leadership Development Program in 2014. 

    Email lee.casey@unimelb.edu.au 

  • Dr Niels Wouters

    Digital 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 Williams

    Creative 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

    Email garry.williams@unimelb.edu.au

  • Ellie Michaelides

    Science Engagement Coordinator

    Ellie Michaelides is the Science Engagement Coordinator at Science Gallery Melbourne. She produces the gallery’s public events program, manages the mediator and volunteer teams, and is helping to develop a new schools initiative. 

    Ellie’s background is in ecology, having completed her Masters research looking at how light pollution affects crickets. After university, she worked as a Science Communicator at Science in Public, a science PR company, for a few years before joining the Science Gallery Melbourne team as the Head Mediator for the inaugural exhibition ‘Blood: Attract and Repel’.

    She spends her spare time working as the Communications Manager at Remember The Wild, a small nature engagement charity.

    Tel +61 3 8344 6106

    Email ellie.michaelides@unimelb.edu.au