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International Scientific Advisory Panel

RISE is guided by an International Scientific Advisory Panel. The Panel comprises seven distinguished experts from a range of fields and institutions, who provide independent advice to the RISE leadership on the scientific integrity of the program.

  • Ted Bianco (Chair)

    Independent Advisor; Honorary Professor, Monash Sustainable Development Institute; former Director of Innovations & Acting Director, Wellcome Trust

  • Sarah Bell

    City of Melbourne Chair in Urban Resilience and Innovation

  • Karen Coelho

    Associate Professor, Madras Institute for Development Studies

  • Christopher Dye

    Visiting Professor of Zoology, Oxford University; Former Director of Strategy, Office of the Director General, World Health Organization

  • Paul Hunter

    Professor in Medicine, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

  • Diana Wall

    University Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology; and Director, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University

  • Madeleine Thomson

    Head of Climate Impacts, Wellcome Trust

International Development Advisory Board

RISE's International Development Advisory Board provides strategic oversight to the construction implementation of our water and sanitation infrastructure in Fiji and Indonesia. Advising RISE leadership, members bring a range of expertise at the intersection of international development, construction oversight and management.

  • Matthew French (Chair)

    Director, Research Missions and Global Impact, Monash University

  • Alison Baker

    Technical Director, International Development Assistance, GHD

  • Sumila Gulyani

    Program Leader for Infrastructure and Sustainable Development, India, World Bank

  • Sarah Mecartney

    Principal Strategy Advisor, Pacific Community (SPC)

  • Christian Nielsen

    International Climate Change Leadership and Resilient Development, Certified Expert Climate Change Finance, MSc Environmental and Development Studies

  • Anthea Spinks

    Director of Programs, Oxfam Australia

  • Daniel Sullivan

    CEO, Iota Services

  • Joris Van Etten

    Senior Urban Development Specialist, Southeast Urban Development and Water Division, Asian Development Bank

Governance Advisory Panel

The Governance Advisory Panel helps ensure RISE has an appropriate governance environment in place. The Panel provides advice to RISE Leadership on strategic risk and program management, as well as managing institutional or legislative changes and regulatory developments.

  • John Thwaites (Chair)

    Chair, Monash Sustainable Development Institute

  • Cheryl Batagol PSM

    Monash Sustainable Development Institute Advisory Council Member

  • Ross Coppel

    Deputy Dean and Director of Research, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University

  • Rob Hogarth

    Independent Director

  • Nicola Nixon

    Governance Director, The Asia Foundation

Data Advisory Panel

RISE's Data Advisory Panel provides expert advice on RISE's research data strategy. The diverse team ensures research data accelerates research activity, while maintaining data protection and privacy in accordance with ethical and regulatory requirements.

  • Joanna Batstone (Chair)

    Director, Monash Data Futures Institute, Monash University

  • Megan Fincher

    Senior Lawyer, Data Protection and Privacy Office, Monash University

  • Paul Bonnington

    Director of eResearch, Monash University

  • Amr Hassan

    Delivery Leader, eResearch, Monash University

  • Dan Maslin

    Chief Information Security Officer, Monash University

  • Chris MacManus

    Operations Manager, Helix

  • Steve White

    Program Director - Enterprise Technology, Monash University

  • David Groenewegen

    Director, Research, University Library Administration, Monash University

  • Philip Doyle

    Director, Partnership Transition and Implementation, Monash University