Our Staff


QuickSmart Program Lead Researcher

  • Professor John Pegg: SiMERR National Research Centre Director and QuickSmart Program Co-developer

QuickSmart Program Research Team

  • Anne Parnell: Numeracy Research Fellow
  • Associate Professor Eveline Chan: Literacy Research Fellow
  • Lyn Alder: Literacy Research Fellow (working remotely)
  • Martin Trotman: Research Fellow/Social Inclusion
  • Dr Stefan Horarik: Research Fellow/Data Analyst (working remotely)

QuickSmart Program Administration Team

  • June Billings: Numeracy Presenter and Administration Supervisor
  • Ambrose McDermott: QuickSmart Project Officer
  • Karen Goode: Administration Assistant

QuickSmart Program IT Team

  • Alwaleed Alssamani: SiMERR IT Manager (working remotely)
  • Saranya Rajamanickam: IT Support Officer
  • Bill Forsyth: Web Programmer

QuickSmart-in-Schools Adjuncts

  • Professor Lorraine Graham: Co-developer of QuickSmart
  • Shirley Cooke: Research Fellow
  • Noelene Raymond: Research Fellow
  • Jenny Thomas: Research Fellow
  • Ann Walton: Research Fellow

SiMERR staff and UNE officials (including Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brigid Heywood, Dean of HASSE, Professor Michael Wilmore, and Head of School, Associate Professor Sue Gregory) at SiMERR’s 15th anniversary in July 2019
SiMERR staff and Head of School, Dr Steve Tobias, at SiMERR’s 10th anniversary in July 2014