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

    Creative Director, Season of BLOOD

    Ryan is Creative Director for Science Gallery Melbourne's inaugural season Blood and Curator of the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology. After completing a PhD in infectious disease research, specialising in molecular parasitology, he conducted postdoctoral research at Phylogica, the University of Western Australia and the University of Bristol, before working with Museum Victoria and The University of Melbourne.

    Ryan has curated a range of interdisciplinary arts and science exhibitions and public programs, including for Nite Art, Melbourne Knowledge Week and Open House Melbourne.

    Tel +61 3 8344 8842
    Email ryan.jefferies@unimelb.edu.au 

  • Veronica Dominiak

    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

  • Cherie Dawn

    Corporate Partnerships Manager

    Cherie started her career in development at the TELUS World of Science and Creative Kids Museum in Calgary, Canada, which led to her building vital corporate partnerships for a number of charitable organisations across Canada. 

    Cherie is now Manager of Corporate Partnerships for Science Gallery Melbourne and the Carlton Connect Initiative at the University of Melbourne. 

    When she is not flying helicopters, Cherie can often be found hanging out in the robotics lab at the University or playing with virtual reality technology at LAB-14.

    Tel +61 434 364 449
    Email cherie.dawn@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

  • Lizzie Crouch

    Gallery Producer

    Lizzie is the Gallery Producer for Science Gallery Melbourne's inaugural season Blood. Having gained a BA(Hons) in Physiological Sciences from Oxford University and an MSc in Science Communications from Imperial College, London, Lizzie has worked in a range of large and small organisations, cultural contexts, disciplines and sectors to engage people with scientific content.

    Among other roles, Lizzie has produced health programmes for BBC2 and BBC World, was Tour Producer for a science theatre show, led on London's Kew Garden’s annual orchids festival and consulted for the Wellcome Trust. Most recently she worked with Science Gallery London where she was Season Producer for their MOUTHY season.

    Email lizzie.crouch@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