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Our team

TRAM was established in 2016 to provide the University of Melbourne’s research community with pathways to achieve research impact. The TRAM team brings valuable skills from a wide range of backgrounds to educate and support researchers and give them the tools and advice they need to accelerate their progress.

The people behind TRAM

Andrew Rowse

Director of MEC Programs

My role is to focus on our core business of supporting researchers through the res...

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Andrew Rowse

Director of MEC Programs

What I do at TRAM:
My role is to focus on our core business of supporting researchers through the research impact journey. This involves recruiting, running, and facilitating our key programs.

Why I work for TRAM:
People and problem-solving are my two passions. At TRAM, I get to combine them on a daily basis and have a meaningful impact on our teams.

Bonnie Zhang

Program Coordinator

My role is to facilitate researchers and startups on their journey to research im...

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Bonnie Zhang

Program Coordinator

What I do at TRAM:
My role is to facilitate researchers and startups on their journey to research impact whilst fostering a culture that allows them to excel.

Why I work at TRAM:
What researchers want is to make a real impact and what I want is to empower them to get there.

Byron McCaughey

TRAM Air Program Manager

My role is to support the strategy and delivery of the TRAM Air program, which cr...

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Byron McCaughey

TRAM Air Program Manager

What I do at TRAM: My role is to support the strategy and delivery of the TRAM Air program, which creates investable ventures to accelerate research impact.

Why I work for TRAM: The University of Melbourne is a world leading research institution, and anything I can do to help that research have a meaningful real-world impact feels great.

Achievements

Sarah Robertson

Marketing, Communications & Events Manager

My role is to build our brand and raise our profile both at the University of Melb...

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Sarah Robertson

Marketing, Communications & Events Manager

What I do at TRAM:
My role is to build our brand and raise our profile both at the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Biomedical Precinct and externally.

Why I work for TRAM:
I work for TRAM because I believe there is so much more we can do to help commercialise the incredible research coming out of Australia's leading institutions.

Abbie Middlemiss

Events Coordinator

My role is to plan and deliver engaging events that connect researchers to key sta...

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Abbie Middlemiss

Events Coordinator

What I do at TRAM:
My role is to plan and deliver engaging events that connect researchers to key stakeholders in industry, startups and the investment community.

Why I work for TRAM:
I plan to use my expertise to assist teams on their journey to research impact through producing events which achieve valuable outcomes for all attendees.

Jenni Kirkbright

Executive Officer

I am responsible for the efficient day-to-day administrative operations at TRAM, t...

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Jenni Kirkbright

Executive Officer

What I do at TRAM:
I am responsible for the efficient day-to-day administrative operations at TRAM, to help the team work effectively and achieve success.

Why I work for TRAM:
I work at TRAM to assist our growth objectives and make our values real.

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