Professor Tim Roberts took up the position of Tom Farrell Institute Director, following the completion of his tenure as Dean of Research at JCU Singapore. His previous tenure was as inaugural Dean of the Singapore campus of the University of Newcastle, Australia.
In line with his appointment as Conjoint Professor in Biology he continues to be active in research in the laboratory of his long-time collaborator, Associate Professor Hugh Dunstan, at the University of Newcastle. He has published 100 papers.
Professor Tim Roberts' researcher profile
Committees that Prof Tim Roberts is a member of:
Nigel is a proactive and dynamic member of the Tom Farrell Institute team. Nigel commenced with the Institute in 2014 in the role of events coordinator. He is instrumental in pulling together our two major conferences that are held each year, as well as assisting with our Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival.
Alec Roberts is an experienced project manager, community renewable
energy advocate and the current chair of CLEANaS (Clean Energy Association
of Newcastle and Surrounds). CLEANaS is a not-for-profit community energy
association that aims to drive the uptake of renewable energy generation
technologies in Newcastle and surrounds through developing projects for
community funded renewable energy installations and by running events and
initiatives to educate members and the public about the opportunities that
exist in participating in clean energy.
Alec commenced with the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment (TFI) in
2015. In the role of a project officer, Alec develops and manages content on
TFI initiatives on environmental sustainability across the TFI media platforms –
website, e-newsletter, and social media.
Alec also coordinates events, forums
and conferences held by the TFI.
Latha is a graduate Chemical Engineer with a Master of Environmental Studies from the University of Newcastle. She has broad work experience in environmental management, having previously worked for Newcastle City Council and the UoN as well as in consultancy. She is now a Project Officer at the TFI, organising the annual Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival (HVEVF).
“I enjoy working in the collegiate environment and making a contribution to the TFI’s important role in the University. With a diverse variety of projects on the go I get to work on various interesting projects such as project planning to connect the Don Morris Walk to the Birabahn Walk, upgrading the signage for the Don Morris Bush Walk, assisting with collecting information for the Institute’s Annual Report and preparing responses to the University’s NewFutures plans from a community perspective towards Sustainability.”
Dr Steven Lucas
Steve has over 10 years of experience in sustainable water (and soil) management and has contributed to the development of water systems understanding. He has been involved (with the aim of optimising systems) in: