Brief CV

Employment summary

  • 2013 - 2022               Deputy Director, Monash eResearch Centre, Monash University

  • 2010 - 2022               Strategic Initiatives Manager, Monash eResearch Centre, Monash University

  • 2006 - 2010               Head of Health Informatics, Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC)

  • 2004 - 2010               Head of Computational Software Development, VPAC

  • 2004 - 2010               Honorary, School of Mathematics Sciences, Monash University

  • 2003 - 2007               Contractor, Software Engineer, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

  • 2003                          Visitor in Geophysics, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

  • 2000 - 2003               Software Developer, VPAC

  • 1998 - 1999               Research Assistant, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

  • 1998                          Contractor, Interactive Information Institute

External positions held (whilst at Monash University)

  • ARDC SeRP Platform Steering Committee (2022)

  • Chair of the ARDC SeRP Platform Technical Working Group (2022)

  • ARDC Research Cloud Steering Committee (2021-2022)

  • Data Governance Committee, Monash Health (2020-2022)
    As Monash Health, Victoria's largest Public Health Service, roles its first systemic EMR into production, it seeks to revolutionise how data is governed and recast to underpin an innovative health service at scale. Independent advice (particularly data governance)

  • Underworld Project - Steering Committee (2020-2021)

  • Chair of the Australian Scalable Drones Cloud (ASDC) Steering Committee (2020-2022)
    To digitise three NCRIS capabilities areas, driven by drone / UAV needs. To create and execute a coordinated & national infrastructure, that is informed by users of drones.

  • Australian Research Container Orchestration Service (ARCOS) Steering Committee (2020-2022)
    To accelerate the adoption of Kubernetes and coordinate the national investment into portable digital assets created by researchers.

  • Chair of the Establishing Kubernetes Core Services Working Group (2019-2020)
    Successfully initiated a national call to action, and coordination of the community to obtain NCRIS funding.

  • Co-chair Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Research User Group (2019-2020)
    Help drive research sector membership to the international community behind Kubernetes.

  • Chair of the Research Data Cultures Conversation (2018-2022) 
    The efficient use of large-scale infrastructure & services requires information, and the recognition of constraints, that depends on the involvement of researchers. Drive the identification, transformation agenda and national coordination of best practices.

  • ARDC Nodes Committee (2018-2020)
    Monash representative in $250m investment into cloud & data infrastructure for research.

  • Monash Partners Data-Driven Healthcare Improvement Committee (2018-2021)
    Advice into the Monash Partners’ (an AHRA) activities

  • Australian Nanofabrication Fabrication Facility Design House Steering Committee (2014-2015)
    $2m investment into software for nano & micro technology R&D

  • Healthy Food basket Steering Committee (2012-2015)
    A longitudinal study of food cost across Victorian communities using a cluster randomised design, CEIPS

  • RDSI/RDS Node Operations Committee (NOC) (2012-2017)
    Monash University representative of $50m national investment into storage infrastructure for research

  • NeCTAR Platform Steering Committee (PSC) (2012-2017)
    Monash University representative of $50m national investment into “cloud” infrastructure for research

  • Project Director, AuScope Simulation, Analysis & Modelling (Victoria, and later Monash) (2007-2022)
    State and Monash University representative of $75m national investment into infrastructure for geoscience.

Internal positions held (whilst at Monash University)

  • Chair of the DIPS Research Reference Group (2022-2022)

  • Chair of the Energy Data Hub Reference Group (2022-2022)

  • Chair of the Circadian NoE Implementation Research Reference Group (2020-2022)
    To ensure research co-design of both technical and process aspects of a new data repository for collaborative circadian (sleep) research, and to transition that community to a CI/CD approach

  • Chair of the Auscope SAM at Monash Reference Group (2020-2022)

  • Chair of the Smart Energy City Research Reference Group (2019-2021)
    To ensure research co-design of both technical and process aspects of the project to transform 1/3 of the Clayton campus into a microgrid living laboratory 

  • Chair of the MAWG Steering Committee (2019-2022)
    The Monash (University) Agent Working Group is a cross-organisational practitioners forum around research data, including storage, management, lifecycle, dissemination, sensitivity and disposal.

  • Chair of the SeRP Implementation Research Reference Group (2018-2020)
    To ensure research co-design of both technical and process aspects of the deployment of the SeRP safe haven for sensitive data governance and access to advanced computing

  • Monash eResearch Board (2017-2021)
    Prioritises Monash University’s digitisation of research / research infrastructure portfolio spend

Education

  • Intelligent transformation in a data-centric era, Harvard Business School (2022)

  • Mindset transformation for organizational agility (design thinking), d.school (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford)

  • PhD, Monash University
    Quenette, Stevan (2017): Semantics & implementation of computational software families - software development as an inverse process. Thesis. https://doi.org/10.4225/03/58c778ec955f4

  • ​Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology