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
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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.
Belinda McNab is the Executive Officer of the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment.
She has been with the TFI since soon after it began in 2006.
A highly experienced professional, Belinda is responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the Institute and its various functions, including staff supervision, financial management, event management and graphic design.
She is a passionate graphic designer and has a number of years’ experience using her skills to assist advertising and marketing for various events that the Institute holds.
Belinda has extensive experience in event coordination and management, and has been instrumental in bringing our many events such as forums, conferences and large scale shows to fruition.
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: