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David Brighton

David Brighton

Co-City Coordinator

I'm a retired ex-CIO with a utilities background, a love of science and a passion for beer. I'm also a past volunteer with PoS.

Kathryn Aston-Mourney

Kathryn Aston-Mourney

Co-City Coordinator

Hi, I'm a medical researcher/lecturer, musician and animal lover and I nerd out on all thing science. I love to share my enthusiasm for science, especially over a pint!

Bonnie Beasant

Bonnie Beasant

Volunteer

Bonnie is a PhD student at Deakin University, studying health literacy role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. When she's not sciencing Bonnie loves to play (and listen to) music

Bruna Panizzutti Parry

Bruna Panizzutti Parry

Volunteer

I'm a research fellow at Deakin University investigating new treatments for mental health disorders. I'm a big science nerd and love sharing about the science world. It is my second time as a local volunteer and I'm very excited for this years event.

Carly Botheras

Carly Botheras

Volunteer

I am an infectious diseases researcher at Deakin University. Outside of my work, I have a passion for the weird and wonderful tales of the past and consider myself to be a bit of an amateur medical historian.

Hector Damian Hernandez

Hector Damian Hernandez

Volunteer

I am a biomedical scientist with over 10 years of experience working with human stem cells for tissue engineering and disease modelling purpose. I believe sciences should be accessible for everyone, not just scientist and if it can be over a pint even better.

Megan Ellis

Megan Ellis

Volunteer

I am a molecular biology all-rounder that has dipped my toe in many different projects. I'm an avid cheese enthusiast and when I'm not nerding out on amazing science, I can be found playing in a community orchestra or on a leisurely jog around a river or hiking in the mountains.

Olivia Dean

Olivia Dean

Volunteer

Associate Professor Olivia Dean is the Director of TRIALS, a research unit within IMPACT at Deakin University. She is committed to exploring new treatments for people experiencing mental illness and has a particular focus on novel therapy development and biological psychiatry.

Darcie Cooper

Darcie Cooper

Volunteer

I'm a microbiologist who grows medical slime AKA biofilms. I am a pop-culture enthusiast who loves sci-fi and true crime.