We’ve recently welcomed three new people to the Collaboration’s operations team and governance, each brimming with energy, enthusiasm and experience. Welcome Debbie, Tracey and Graeme! Here’s a little more about them…

Professor Tracey Dickson | Board Member

Tracey is the Director of the Menzies Institute for Medical Research in the College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania.

She is a passionate advocate for medical research that makes a difference to the Tasmanian community. She’s looking forward to bringing this passion to her new role on the Collaboration’s Board, working closely with partners and community members on shared goals.

Tracey’s research area is determining the mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases such as Motor Neuron Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.

In her ‘spare time’ Tracey taxi’s her children to different sports, walks the dog, and like many Tasmanians she and her family try to squeeze in as many bushwalks as they can.

Professor Graeme Zosky | Executive Committee

Graeme is the Associate Dean Research Performance in the College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania.

He is a member of the College of Health and Medicine Leadership Team, leading the College Research Strategy’s implementation with a focus on research sustainability and impact.

Graeme aims to create a culture that fosters collaborative partnerships and innovation to improve health and wellbeing in the Tasmanian community.

When he’s not busy spreading the Collaboration’s ‘research with impact’ message far and wide, Graeme can be found sailing the open seas or playing a round of disc golf.

Deborah Schofield-Gavin | Manager Operations

Debbie joined us as Manger Operations in October, bringing with her everything she’s learned over 20 years working in health, human services, and education in Australia and the UK.

Debbie is experienced in developing and implementing strategy and policy, managing projects, programs and change management.

She’s passionate about serving the local community and working with consumers to shape meaningful change and is excited about working collaboratively with Collaboration partners to make a positive impact.

When Debbie’s not getting intimate with implementation plans, you can find her on the yoga mat, researching family history, painting, and spending time with her family and friends.