The QuickSmart Team


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

Research Team

  • Anne Parnell: Research Fellow – Numeracy Development
  • Associate Professor Eveline Chan: Literacy (Research)
  • Dr Ingrid Wijeyewardene: Literacy (Research) (part-time)
  • Dr Maree Lake: Research Fellow (Numeracy)
  • Martin Trotman: Research Fellow – QuickSmart Social Inclusion
  • Dr Stefan Horarik: Research Fellow (part-time)

Administration Team (02 6773 5067 /

  • June Billings: Executive Assistant to the Director
  • Ambrose McDermott: QuickSmart Project Officer
  • Reg K: Administrative Assistant (part-time)

IT Team (02 6773 5061 /

  • Alwaleed Alssamani: IT Manager
  • Bill Forsyth: Web Programmer
  • Sean Rodden: IT Support Officer (part-time)

Former QuickSmart Researchers

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

SiMERR Staff at the Australian College of Educators Awards Show in November 2020 (more info)
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