Click on the staff member’s name below to find their bio and contact details.
Staff members are listed in alphabetical order by first name.
Phone: (03) 8344 1785
Anne’s primary role is to develop technical systems to support the growth of AMSI Intern, and perform data collection and analysis that informs the program’s strategic directions. Anne also assists program management in grant writing and reporting, and chairs AMSI’s Salesforce user group.
Anne has been employed at AMSI since 2010, having started as Executive Assistant to the AMSI Director for almost 5 years before moving to AMSI Intern in 2015. She was seconded as the Program Manager for AMSI’s Research and Higher Education program for 3 months in 2016 before returning to AMSI Intern. Anne has experience in a variety of areas which include risk planning, finance, human resources, marketing & communications and contract administration. Prior to AMSI she has worked in a range of industries, holding roles at AAMI Limited, The Royal Children’s Hospital and Service Stream Communications.
Anne holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience with a second major in pharmacology (Monash University, 2005) and a Graduate Diploma in Management (The University of Melbourne, 2013), with an interest in project management and human resource management.
Anne is a member of the Project Management Institute, enjoys fencing competitively at state and national level as a member of Fioretto Fencing Club and Fencing Victoria and is also a member of the Hawthorn Football Club.
Phone: (03) 8344 1776
Cate is the National Program Manager for AMSI Intern and has been managing the program since 2011. Cate is responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of the AMSI Intern program. Her role provides high-level leadership, strategic development and implementation for the expansion of the AMSI Intern program, whilst driving the number of placements across our member universities.
It is her responsibility to drive new business partnerships, leverage funding opportunities and source strategic collaborative arrangements with both public and private enterprises and government.
Prior to her position at AMSI, Cate held a role at a tertiary education college in Sydney, where her efforts were focused both on developing further business and industry training.
Fiona holds a Bachelor of Science with honours from Melbourne University, with majors in physics and applied mathematics. Fiona’s honours research was in the area of nonlinear analysis (integrability). Fiona also holds a Bachelor of Arts with honours from Melbourne University, majoring in cultural studies (gender studies) and creative writing. Fiona is about to submit an interdisciplinary PhD thesis that explores the divisions and multiplications of mathematics, physics, philosophy and history across historical time and across the ‘two cultures’ of Science and the Humanities (and the practical or theoretical disciplines within them).
Fiona also has a wealth of experience in R&D and in business development in the Petroleum Industry. As a Statistical Inventory Reporting Analyst (SIRA) for Leighton O’Brien Pty Ltd, Fiona’s role involved statistical monitoring of environmental data from underground petroleum tanks. She also contributed to Leighton O’Brien’s industry research and development and managed a corporate account for Leighton O’Brien’s SIRA program for over six years.
Fiona is passionate about the theory and application of academic research to problems that arise in nature, in society and in their intersections.
Phone: 0431 954 388
Glen is the Deputy Program Manager for AMSI Intern. Glen is responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of the AMSI Intern program. His role provides high-level leadership, strategic development and implementation for the expansion of the AMSI Intern program, whilst driving the number of placements across our member universities.
It is his responsibility to work with the Business Development Managers to drive new business partnerships, leverage funding opportunities and source strategic collaborative arrangements with both public and private enterprises and government.
Prior to his position at AMSI, Glen held a range of senior marketing and publishing roles working with government, industry and the higher education sector.
Joanna provides administrative and project support for AMSIIntern and the Directorate.
Before joining AMSI in late 2017, she worked at The University of Melbourne in various part-time roles including assisting the Mathematics Education Group at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Infrastructure Services and the Victorian College of the Arts.
Joanna holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts and Cultural Management.
Phone: (03) 9035 9742
Margo’s role is to provide high quality customer service, administrative and project support to the National Program Manager and the AMSI Intern team.
Before joining AMSI, Margo worked in Human Resources at The University of Melbourne and also held corporate HR, career development and administration roles in Australia and the UK.
Margo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.
Phone: (03) 8344 7116
Mark’s role is focused on driving internships in New South Wales, primarily with The University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney under a partnership arrangement. Mark also works with AMSI’s other member universities in NSW, and his business development activities span across all industry sectors.
Before joining AMSI, Mark worked in Business Development in Human Resources with professional services organisations for over 15 years. This included significant recruitment and career development activities in the private sector with Adecco, Lee Hecht Harrison and Morgan & Banks.
Prior to this, Mark held Senior Human Resources roles in Bayer & Allergan and has in-depth understanding of management practices, industry challenges, research and development and he brings a commercial edge and extensive industry network.
Mark holds a BSc in Psychology.
Phone: 0400 764 763
Rachel joined the AMSI Intern team as Business Developer in 2015 and has worked extensively with the program during its co-investment expansion between AMSI’s eight Member Universities in Victoria and NSW. Responsible for managing one of the program’s key partnerships with the Defence Science Institute, Rachel also works with a number of industry partners – public and private – from various sectors to deliver placements and establish long–term engagement.
With over two and half years facilitating placements, Rachel provides an experienced approach to addressing the R&D needs of industry and establishing beneficial collaboration for all parties.
Before coming to AMSI, Rachel worked in engagement and business development roles within the sport and not-for-profit sectors, before spending a year in Cambodia as Business Development Advisor and establishing two social enterprises.
Phone: 0433 488 213
Rachel Misitano manages the marketing and communications for AMSI Inten, including campaign strategy and implementation, branding and positioning, digital communications and data and reporting.
Rachel is an experienced marketing and communications professional, previously working for The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and Museum Victoria, managing and implementing marketing and communications campaigns across a large portfolio of clients and audiences.