Innovation and talent

Dr Marta Fernandez
Executive Director
In addition to leading the team at RMIT Europe, Marta works with industry in Europe to foster collaborative research and development projects and secure talent for partners.  Her areas of expertise are in urban wellbeing and active ageing. 
Boaz Kogon
Innovation & Research Associate (Industry 4.0)
Boaz facilitates industry and research partnerships across the advanced manufacturing and technology sectors in Europe. His areas of expertise are in science and engineering with a particular focus on Industry 4.0.
Gareth Macnaughton
Innovation & Research Associate (Urban Futures)
Gareth facilitates industry and research partnerships across the cities, infrastructure and utilities sectors in Europe. His areas of expertise are in applied ICT and societal factors for secure, sustainable and resilient cities.
Susan Feitoza
Innovation & Research Associate (Digital Health)
Susan facilitates industry and research partnerships across the health and biomedical innovation sector in Europe. Her areas of expertise are in digital health, medtech, biodesign and co-creation in healthcare innovation.
Inés Crosas Remón
Project Officer
Inés contributes to the development of strategic partnerships and research and student-related opportunities with industry. She also supports RMIT's alumni engagement program in Europe.
Dimity Hyde
Global Experiences Advisor
Dimity coordinates student exchanges, internships, study tours and virtual work integrated learning in Europe. She also manages relationships with RMIT exchange partners and sources funding for global experiences.
Anna Munro
Regional Coordinator for Americas and Europe
Anna drives international student recruitment for the Americas and Europe. She is responsible for agent management, partner university engagement and strategic planning for the region. 
Laurie Clinton
Grants Officer
Laurie coordinates the grant administration process, working with business development staff. She supports with proposal preparation, pre-award grant administration and submission processes, as well as post-award implementation of grants.

European research projects

Dr Craig Richmond
Research Fellow (GoNano)
Craig's expertise is in sustainable energy production, physical sciences, advanced materials and nanotechnology. He coordinates RMIT's contributions, as a pilot partner, on the research project GoNano - Governing nanotechnologies through societal engagement, which is funded through the Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation scheme.
Dr Ferne Edwards
Research Fellow (EdiCitNet)
Ferne's expertise is in sustainable cities, food systems and social change. She coordinates RMIT's work as a partner on the research project EdiCitNet: Strategies towards integrating urban Edible City Solutions for social resilient and sustainably productive cities in Europe, which is funded through the Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation scheme.
Nevelina Pachova
Research Associate (EdiCitNet)
Nevelina's research background is in development economics and participatory planning. She supports RMIT's work on EdiCitNet: Strategies towards integrating urban Edible City Solutions for social resilient and sustainably productive cities in Europe, which is funded through the Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation scheme.

Planning & resources

Vicki Ryan
Associate Director, Planning & Resources
Vicki provides high-level advice to support strategic planning and decision-making, ensuring alignment with RMIT strategy and targets. She ensures the effective and efficient management of services for the delivery of RMIT Europe activities and objectives. 
Karen Matthews
Communications and Engagement Manager
Karen develops and drives communications strategies and campaigns to engage with RMIT's key stakeholders in Europe as well as with internal stakeholders across the RMIT global community. She also leads the University's alumni engagement function in Europe.
Patricia Lora Febrero
Marketing and Engagement Advisor
Patricia manages RMIT Europe’s events including public lectures, study tours, workshops and conferences. She also extends RMIT’s presence in Europe through marketing, communications and engagement initiatives for key stakeholders.
Antonio Mellado Extremera
Company Accountant
Antonio is responsible for RMIT Europe's financial and legal requirements – both internally and externally. He also maintains key relationships with stakeholders in Europe including service providers, tax authorities, external contractors and government agencies.
Álvaro Vergara
Tech Support Officer
Alvaro is responsible for technical support at RMIT Europe, which includes technical support to staff as well as local support for remotely initiated works including major infrastructure upgrades and configuration changes.
Ioana Marin
Personal Assistant to the Executive Director and Office Manager
Ioana provides high quality, executive support to RMIT Europe's Executive Director. She also supports all operational activities and manages facilities. 
Gabriela Torres
Communications Assistant (intern)
Gabriela supports the delivery of communications activities. She is currently studying a masters in digital marketing at RMIT partner university Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.