AAMRI Staff

AAMRI Staff

Dr Peter Thomas

Peter is the Director of Policy and Operations, and joined AAMRI in July 2016. He has extensive experience in science policy, strategy, and government relations.

As AAMRI’s Director of Policy and Operations, Peter oversees policy documents and submissions, member services, government and external stakeholder relations, and AAMRI’s day-to-day operations.

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Dr Andrew Hastings

Andy has been the Manager of VicAAMRI since October 2017, representing Victoria’s independent medical research institutes. He is a trained scientist and has experience in science and technology policy, research strategy and coordination, and stakeholder engagement. Andy is responsible for coordinating the activities of VicAAMRI, including government and stakeholder relations, policy and submissions, strategic projects and facilitating collaboration.

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Dr Cath Latham

Cath is AAMRI’s Policy and Projects Manager and joined AAMRI in May 2017 from a 15 year career in medical research both in Australia and overseas.

Cath develops policy documents and submissions, manages government and stakeholder relations and member services including AAMRI’s staff networks. She also leads projects of strategic interest to AAMRI.

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Aimee Sanderson

Aimee joined AAMRI in April 2018 as the Marketing and Communications Manager. Having previously worked with a variety of medical research institutes and not-for-profit organisations in Australia and the UK, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the role. She is looking forward to immersing herself in AAMRI’s many projects.

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Kathryn Naumenko

Kathryn joined AAMRI in September 2015. As AAMRI’s Events and Administration Coordinator, Kathryn organises all AAMRI events, including the AAMRI Annual Convention & Dinner and provides administration and project support.

Work days: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.

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