Our People

Rebecca Palser
Rebecca Palser
General Manager – Development & Marketing, HMRI Executive
Phone 
+61 (2) 4042 0000

Rebecca Palser’s role is to raise the profile of the HMRI and secure unencumbered, philanthropic funds for medical research, overseeing functions which include: internal and external communications, media and public relations, fundraising, community fundraising and gift governance administration.

Rebecca’s qualifications and experience include market research, sales, marketing and fundraising with a particular interests in medical philanthropy and major gift fundraising.

Rebecca has previously worked for Nielsen Media (market research), Emap (magazine and website publishers), and Director of Development and Marketing at Tara Anglican School For Girls and The University of Notre Dame Australia; more recently Rebecca was Associate Director of Development at the University of Sydney, helping to secure transformational gifts for the Sydney Medical School and Faculty of Pharmacy. Rebecca enjoys the complexities and nuances of working in an three-way partnership environment requiring significant stakeholder engagement and support.

Beyond HMRI Rebecca enjoys cycling, golf, practical philosophy, art and is an enthusiastic amateur photographer. Rebecca has represented Australia in two sports, hockey and fencing, including the commonwealth championships and world championships and won several Australian Championship medals in fencing. Rebecca has also served in honorary board positions and shared her marketing and fundraising experience with several not for profit organisations.

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Communications

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Communications Officer
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Communications/Marketing (Internal Communications and Community Engagement)
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Media Relations
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Digital Marketing

Clinical Research Design and Statistical Services

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Business Administration Manager
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Statistician
Simon Chiu
Statistician
Matthew Clapham
Statistician
Tiffany Evans
Statistician
Alix Hall
Statistician
Carl Holder
Statistician
Lucy Leigh
Statistician
Chris Oldmeadow
Associate Director: Clinical Research Design and Statistical Services
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Health Informatician and Bioinformatician

Health Research Economics (HRE)

Michelle Gillam - HMRI
Business Administration Manager
Simon Deeming
Health Research Economist
Kim Edmunds
Health Research Economist
Rod Ling
Health Research Economist
Jacky Pree
Administration Assistant
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Post Doctorate Fellow - Health Research Economics
Penny Reeves
Health Research Economist
Andrew Searles
Associate Director: Health Research Economics
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HMRI Executive

Director, HMRI
Shanthi Herd HMRI
Associate Director Strategy & Partnerships, HMRI Executive
Richard Howard HMRI
General Manager, Corporate Services, HMRI Executive
Rebecca Palser
General Manager – Development & Marketing, HMRI Executive
Chris Oldmeadow
Associate Director: Clinical Research Design and Statistical Services
Andrew Searles
Associate Director: Health Research Economics
Janine Matthews
Executive Assistant

Facility Management

Jamie Ambler
Security, Cleaning and Grounds Manager
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Technical Officer
Margaret Dunkley
Laboratory Safety Officer
Graham Gunner
Special Projects
Niki Jones
Building Services Manager
Ashley McLaren
Facilities Management Support Officer
Cameron Morton
Facilities Manager
Gail Travis
Reception
Fiona Richards
Services Manager
Rory Withers
Maintenance Officer

Finance

Michele Biles
Finance and Admin Assistant
Kristine Hunter
Management Accountant
Tim Smith
Finance & HR Manager

Development and Fundraising

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Science Communications & Grants
Julia Berry
Direct Marketing and Bequests
Trisha D’Accione
Donor Relations Officer & Research Register Coordinator
Libby Rodgers-McPhee
Major Donor Relations
Jodi Thompson
Donor Administration
Peree Watson - HMRI
Events & Community Partnerships
Rebekah Wilson
Donor Relations

Cafe

Angela Barwick
Seaspray Cafe
Tori English
Seaspray Cafe
Amanda Evans
Seaspray Cafe
Cherie Heaney
Seaspray Cafe
Lynell Jordan
Seaspray Cafe
Kristin Jones
Seaspray Cafe
Seaspray Cafe

Strategic Projects

Sally Gordon
Research Services & Projects Officer
Tim Kelso
Research Services & Projects Officer
Emma Konik
Strategic Projects Officer

Information Technology Services (ITS)

Greg Garland - HMRI
IT Services Manager
Shane Johnson
Senior Systems Administrator