Professional Staff


Jasmine Katakos

As Senior Manager of Operations and Strategy, Jasmine Katakos manages NICM Health Research Institute's operations, implementing the Institute's strategic plan, further developing our business model and guiding the next phase of development. Ms Katakos joined NICM Health Research Institute in 2019.


Natalie Connor

Ms Connor joined NICM Health Research Institute in 2015 as the Institute's Communications Strategy Manager. Her role is responsible for driving awareness of the Institute's research and activities amongst key external and internal audiences and managing the Institute's communication channels and platforms.


Dina Vadassery

Mr Vadassery is Laboratory Manager for NICM Health Research Institute’s commercial, preclinical and research laboratories. In addition to their day to day operations, he is responsible for the preparation of validation and stability protocols, quotations and work schedules.


Jennifer Rodda

Mrs Rodda joined NICM Health Research Institute in 2018 as the Institute's Communications Officer. Her role is responsible for the delivery of events and the development of marketing and communications collateral and support.


Jule Forti

Mrs Forti joined NICM Health Research Institute in 2019 as the Institute Coordinator. She is responsible for the day-to-day administration, and oversees all administration, office management, space allocation and human resource functions of the organisation.


Lisa Focas

Ms Focas provides day-to-day administration and executive support to NICM Health Research Institute's Director and assists with special projects.


Melissa Jordana

Ms Jordana joined NICM Health Research Institute in 2018 as an administrative officer. Mrs Jordana provides day-to-day administrative support to all staff and students, as well as travel and expense management for executive staff.


Rick Romero

Mr Romero joined NICM Health Research Institute in 2018 as the Research Management Officer. In this role he provides preclinical, clinical and translational research support.

Suzannah Bourchier

Suzannah Bourchier

Ms Bourchier is NICM Health Research Institute's Clinical Trial Manager. She is provides clinical research support across various projects.