Staff

  • Gavan McCarthy

    Director, eScholarship Research Centre

    Gavan McCarthy

    Gavan McCarthy has worked at the University of Melbourne in and around archives since 1978. In 2007, he was appointed Director of the eScholarship Research Centre in the University Library and in 2013 was appointed Associate Professor. He was Director of the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre (1999-2006) and led the Australian Science Archives Project (1985-1999), both in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne. His research, predominantly based on action research methodologies, covers the history and archives of Australian science, contextual information frameworks, archival science and the preservation of knowledge, and the utilisation of network science in social and cultural informatics.

    Phone:
    + 61 3 8344 3659
    Email:
    gavan.mccarthy@unimelb.edu.au

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  • Yana Apostolopoulos

    Administration Officer

    Yana Apostolopoulos

    Yana is the ESRC’s administration officer. Yana attained a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from The University of Melbourne. She majored in English, with a focus on Indigenous Australian writing. She worked as an Operations Supervisor for an educational publisher before moving to Los Angeles to pursue the American dream. After spending 5 years moving between California and Australia, Yana settled in Melbourne and found herself working at the University at which she studied. Yana worked at the Baillieu Library before starting at the ESRC in 2013.

    Phone:
    +61 3 9035 7829
    Email:
    yana.poulos@unimelb.edu.au

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  • Elizabeth Daniels

    Project Archivist

    Elizabeth Daniels

    Elizabeth Daniels is a project archivist at the eScholarship Research Centre. Before joining the ESRC, Elizabeth worked as a Qualitative Research Assistant at a social research centre in Melbourne focusing primarily on Federal Government policy, communications, program development and evaluation and staff surveys. She has also done some archival work for several community groups as a volunteer. Since joining the ESRC Elizabeth has worked on several collections, including digitisation, listing, and data entry.

    Email:
    elizabeth.daniels@unimelb.edu.au

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  • Dr Rosemary Francis

    Honorary Research Fellow; State-Based Historian, Find & Connect Project

    Dr Rosemary Francis

    Dr Rosemary Francis is an Honorary Fellow in Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her research interest and expertise are 20th-century Australian history, with a focus on oral, feminist and labour history. She is the state-based historian for Victoria for the Find & Connect Web Resource project at the ESRC.  Her work includes writing and maintaining content for the Find & Connect website, and communicating with organisations that provided care to Forgotten Australians, former child migrants and orphans. Prior to her work as a historian, Rosemary taught languages, politics and history at Victorian high schools for 20 years.

    Email:
    rfran@unimelb.edu.au

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  • Dr Nikki Henningham

    Research Fellow - The Australian Women's Archives Project

    Dr Nikki Henningham

    Dr Nikki Henningham is a historian with a focus on Australian women’s oral history and writing the lives of the living for online publication. She has undertaken many oral history projects for the National Library of Australia’s Oral History and Folklore Branch.  At the ESRC she has been building the Australian Women’s Archives Project as the Executive Officer since 2003, and more recently has begun work on the first online encyclopedia of Australian Women and Leadership. Dr Nikki Henningham received the National Archives of Australia’s Ian McLean award in 2005 for her work in locating records relating the experience of migrant women in Australia.

    Phone:
    +61 3 8344 7803
    Email:
    n.henningham@unimelb.edu.au

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  • Mike Jones

    Senior Research Archivist

    Mike Jones

    Michael Jones is a Senior Research Archivist at the University of Melbourne’s eScholarship Research Centre. Since starting at the Centre in 2008 he has worked on numerous paper-based and digital archival projects. His positions have included: Acting National Program Manager for the Find & Connect Web Resource project; Advisory Group Member on the University’s Digital Research and Data Preservation Strategy; and Reviewer for the Journal of Knowledge Management. Prior to joining the Centre, Michael completed a Masters (Research) in Art History at the University of Edinburgh, and worked as a trainer, manager and project officer in the corporate sector.

    Phone:
    +61 3 83444915
    Email:
    m.jones@unimelb.edu.au

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  • Dr Marco La Rosa

    IT Architect

    Dr Marco La Rosa

    Dr Marco La Rosa was engaged by the ESRC as a consultant in 2009 to design and implement an IT services framework for managing the data and its output generated by the ESRC. Formerly engaged in systems management, he moved into developing custom software for the Centre. In 2013, he continues to develop new technologies for the Online Heritage Resorce Manager (OHRM) and to devise software which will enhance the output and exploration of OHRM data. He also provides technical support and training to University departments and faculty staff outside the eScholarship Research Centre. Dr La Rosa has a PhD in Computational Chemistry. He has built the Australian ATLAS Grid Computing facility for High Energy Physics Research and several High Performance Computing and Storage fabrics for Scientific Research.

    Email:
    m@lr.id.au

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  • Dr Antonina Lewis

    Senior Research Archivist

    Dr Antonina Lewis

    Dr Antonina Lewis holds a PhD in literary studies and social history, and a Bachelors degree in creative arts. Prior to joining the eScholarship Research Centre at the University of Melbourne, she was employed at the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV), the Melbourne office of the National Archives of Australia (NAA), and as University Archivist at Victoria University (VU).

    Phone:
    + 61 3 9035 3883
    Email:
    antonina.lewis@unimelb.edu.au

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  • Christine Moje

    Project Archivist

    Christine Moje

    Christine Moje joined the ESRC to work on developing data and electronic publications for cultural heritage and research information. Since joining the ESRC in 2011, she has contributed to several major projects researching and processing data for publication online. In her previous roles in health information management, she worked at the Victorian health department and in public hospitals. Christine has long held an interest in managing data quality and standards to improve access and sharing of data to improve outcomes. She holds degrees in Health Information Management and Library and Archival Studies.

    Phone:
    + 61 3 9035 3817
    Email:
    christine.moje@unimelb.edu.au

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  • Helen Morgan

    Research Fellow

    Helen Morgan

    Helen Morgan’s research focus is on cultural informatics, social media/Web 2.0 technologies and scholarly communication in digital/networked environments. She has significant experience at working in collaborative research teams using digital technologies, with particular emphasis on building resilient contextual information frameworks, exploring the challenges and requirements of mapping cultural heritage in digital/networked environments and the transfer of knowledge between researchers, memory institutions and the community.

    She has worked as exhibition designer and collaboratively as information architect on the Australian Women’s Archives Project’s online Register since its inception in 2000. The Register was the first external online resource of significance harvested into the National Library of Australia’s national online discovery service, Trove. She is currently a Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council funded ‘The Trailblazing Women and the Law Project’ (2012-15).

    Helen is responsible for the research, content development and creation of online publications on a diverse range of subjects. Her first book, Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World’s Most Valuable Stamps, was published by Atlantic Books, London, in 2006.

    Phone:
    +61 3 8344 5383
    Email:
    helen.morgan@unimelb.edu.au

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  • Dr Cate O'Neill

    National Editor and Research Coordinator, Find & Connect Project

    Dr Cate O'Neill

    Dr Cate O’Neill (formerly Elkner) is the National Editor and Research Co-ordinator of the Find & Connect web resource project of the eScholarship Research Centre. Before this, she was a post-doctoral research fellow in the School of Social Work working with the historical strand of the Who Am I? project. With an educational background in historical studies, Cate has also worked in archives, including at Public Record Office Victoria, where in 2005-06 she was involved in a project aimed at improving access to records of the Stolen Generations.

    Phone:
    +61 3 8344 3230
    Email:
    c.oneill@unimelb.edu.au

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  • Sally Orpin

    Communications and Liaison Officer, Find & Connect Project

    Sally Orpin

    Sal Orpin has been the Communications and Liaison Officer for the Find & Connect web resource at the ESRC since 2011. She organises campaigns, events and publications to ensure stakeholder engagement in the project. Sal has a background in marketing, communications and graphic design. She has worked as a freelance communications professional and within the University sector in a variety of roles for the last 12 years. Sal has a BSc (Hons) Management Sciences from University of Manchester (UK).

    Phone:
    +61 3 9035 4760
    Email:
    sorpin@unimelb.edu.au

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  • Ailie Smith

    Senior Research Archivist

    Ailie Smith

    Ailie Smith is a Senior Research Archivist at the eScholarship Research Centre. Her work includes documenting archival collections, building and maintaining databases, and the development and implementation of database outputs, including online content. Ailie started her career in archives at the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, the predecessor of the ESRC. During a two year trip to London, she worked at Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives and Museum, and the Corporate Records Unit at Imperial College London. Ailie completed a Master of Business Information Systems degree at Monash University in 2012, specialising in archival and recordkeeping systems.  She received the Australian Academy of Science’s Moran Award for History of Science Research in 2012.

    Phone:
    + 61 3 8344 4647
    Email:
    ailie.smith@unimelb.edu.au

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  • Dr Rebe Taylor

    Historian and Editor – Find & Connect Web Resource Project

    Dr Rebe Taylor

    Rebe Taylor joined the ESRC in January 2013 as historian and editor on the Find and Connect web resource.  Rebe completed an ARC Discovery Research Fellowship at the University of Melbourne in early 2013. During her Fellowship, she published several papers from her research on the Tasmanian Aboriginal people in scientific imagination in the journals Meanjin, History Compass, Collections: A journal for Museum and archive professionals and Aboriginal History. Her multi-award winning book Unearthed: the Aboriginal Tasmanians of Kangaroo Island was republished by Wakefield Press in 2008. Rebe has worked, with co-authors Gavan McCarthy and Michael Jones, toward the publication of the online history and archive guide Stories in Stone: the collections and papers of Ernest Westlake (1855-1922), as well as a substantial paper on the Tasmanian work of archaeologist Rhys Jones (1941-2001). Both works will be published in 2013.

    Phone:
    +61 3 8344 0022
    Email:
    rttaylor@unimelb.edu.au

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  • Rachel Tropea

    National Program Manager, Find & Connect Project

    Rachel Tropea

    Rachel Tropea is a researcher and archivist at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre and the National Program Manager of the Find & Connect web resource. From 2009-2011, she was a member of the Who Am I? project research team. Rachel is particularly interested in systems and practices that facilitate discovery, understanding and access to information resources among a wide range of people.

    Phone:
    +61 3 8344 0432
    Email:
    rachel.tropea@unimelb.edu.au

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