Meet the Committee

EMCRA Committee

The EMCRA committee meets monthly to discuss ways we can help support the level A and B postdoctoral research in the School of Biomedical Sciences. We have 35 members in 2020.

Anatomy & NeuroscienceBiochemistry & Molecular BiologyMicrobiology & ImmunologyPharmacology & TherapeuticsPhysiology
Anthony Daniel BirdClaire WeekleyAnnabell BachemMakhala KhammyMariana Del Rosso de Melo
Jessica FletcherDezerae CoxAimee TanJeffrey LiddellJustin Hardee
Kiana KakavandEmma McHughSapna DeviAndrew Watt Paula Miotto
Aung Aung Kywe MoeSteffi CheungGeorge TaiaroaAyenachew Bezawork-Geleta
Grace LidgerwoodGarrett NgSamantha Grimley 
Damián HernándezMohsen KazemiKatharina Hochheiser  
Ruslan Pustovit Catherine Kennedy  
  Pin Shie Quah  
  Nichollas Scott  
  Angeline Ferdinand  
  Lee Yeoh  
  Stephanie Neville  
  Sonia Ghilas  
  Jane Oliver  

We have formed four subcommittees to champion our goals for the year:

  • Scientific
  • Social
  • Development
  • Communications

The Scientific subcommittee are the driving force behind our EMCRA Collaborative Award, and our annual research symposium.

  • Jeffrey Liddell (chair)
  • Ruslan Pustovit
  • Mohsen Kazemi
  • Steffi Cheung
  • Angeline Ferdinand
  • Lee Yeoh
  • Nichollas Scott
  • Stephanie Neville
  • Andrew Watt

The Social subcommittee keep us all networked face-to-face, organising regular social activities for EMCRs to catch-up and relax. These activities are a great way for new staff to make friends when they join our School!

  • Pie Shie Quah (chair)
  • Damián Hernández
  • Katharina Hochheiser
  • Sonia Ghilas
  • Annabell Bachem
  • Jane Oliver
  • Paula Miotto

The Development subcommittee are here to create and support opportunities for professional skills development for EMCRs within the School.

  • Claire Weekley (chair)
  • Grace Lidgerwood
  • Jessica Fletcher
  • Emma McHugh
  • Garrett Ng
  • Aimee Tan
  • George Taiaroa
  • Ayenachew (Chew) Bezawork-Geleta
  • Samantha Grimley
  • Justin Hardee

The Communications subcommittee keep us all connected, whether it's via email, social media or this website! Contact us with any of your burning questions, or if you need to get the word out about any upcoming events or achievements in the School.

  • Mariana Del Rosso de Melo (chair)
  • Aung Aung Kywe Moe
  • Anthony Daniel Bird
  • Kiana Kakavand
  • Dezerae Cox
  • Sepna Devi
  • Elena Schneider-Futschik
  • Makhala Khammy

The EMCRA committee has four co-chairs in 2020:

  • Claire Weekley
  • Jeffrey Liddell
  • Mariana Del Rosso de Melo
  • Pie Shie Quah