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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

Program Manager

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

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Andrew Rowse

Program Manager

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.

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.

Achievements

Abi Ward

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

I am responsible for planning and creating content across our online media platfor...

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Abi Ward

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

What I do at TRAM:
I am responsible for planning and creating content across our online media platforms and offline to engage, educate and inspire our audience.

Why I work at TRAM:
I am passionate about the research that is conducted at the University of Melbourne and across the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct. I hope to share TRAM’s values and the work of our researchers with as many people as possible.

Achievements

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.

Leonore Ryan

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

My role is to take research-based technologies to market, working with both resea...

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Leonore Ryan

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

What I do at TRAM:

My role is to take research-based technologies to market, working with both research organisations and startups. I provide coaching to TRAM teams as they take steps towards becoming an actual business and develop programs to get them there.

Why I work for TRAM:
Creating tangible outcomes and helping people while being exposed to smart people and really cool tech - what's not to like?

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