Meet the Staff

Team BioLAB is a creative, innovative and energetic group of individuals who come together to provide inspirational science and maths programs aimed at capturing the imagination of the next generation.

We each specialise in a range of sciences, mathematics, technologies, research applications and career pathways. We combine these specialisations to focus on the amazing science and maths of the human body, and how science, maths and technology is used to improve performance in sport and everyday living.

Cam Exercise Science Officer
Cam Exercise Science Officer Speciality Exercise Science, Athlete Testing Fun Facts Studied Kinesiology at State University New York

Cam completed his Exercise and sport science undergraduate degree at the University of Ballarat in 2012. He discovered a specific interest in exercise testing and physiology during his time as a full time road cyclist in 2009, this lead him to further his knowledge and experience in this area during his time at university, specialising in Vo2 max, biomechanics and agility testing on athletes ranging from untrained, through to elite athletes in a range of different sports.

Cam also spent 11 months living in New York City, where he gained more experience in American collegiate sports. Cam is excited for the opportunity at BioLAB and looks forward to sharing his knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for maths and science in sport, through the various programs BioLAB have to offer.

Renee Lead Education Officer
Renee Lead Education Officer Speciality VCE Physical Education, Sport Science Fun Facts Likes to run a marathon or two

Renee, also affectionately known as ‘Laney’ is our Lead Education Officer at BioLAB. After 12 years of teaching in the Geelong region, the opportunity to be involved in delivering Sport Science and Mathematics programs to students across the state, is her dream job.

As a former professional athlete, the position at BioLAB combines Laney’s personal and professional lives. With a true passion for human performance and applications of technology in sport Laney brings a huge amount of skill, enthusiasm and experience to BioLAB’s program development and delivery.

Creating real life, engaging, fun and interactive experiences for all students, staff and visitors to BioLAB, is Laney’s greatest strength. She is also BioLAB’s resident “lab rat” and plays a key role in the testing of all our programs and technology.

Rohan IT Manager
Rohan IT Manager Speciality Everything with a power button Fun Facts Enjoys a good sunrise in the snow

Rohan is the IT manager and there really isn’t too much he can’t do! Rohan’s knowledge of technology,  his creative flair  and ability to think outside the square has allowed us to create cutting edge programs at BioLAB. His work allows us to bring the latest in ipad technology, dataloggers, physiological sensors and heaps of other cool stuff to the fingertips of the teachers and students who experience our programs.

Ginny Administration Officer
Ginny Administration Officer Speciality Bookings and office organisation Fun Facts Makes a mean chocolate cake!

Ginny is our Administration, Finance, and all round front office guru. Ginny comes to the Biolab with extensive administration experience in a wide range of educational settings.

Ginny will be your first point of contact and will inform you about what the Biolab and it’s staff can offer students, teachers and the wider community. Ginny will ensure that every aspect of your visit runs smoothly. She has been a ‘test lab rat’ and has experienced first-hand many of the Programs that we have to offer, so she can make sure you choose the exact Program for your students.

Ginny’s warm, friendly personality, combined with her welcoming smile and bubbly personality have been a valuable addition to the Biolab.

Sam Education Officer
Sam Education Officer Speciality Inclusive Science Education, Exercise Science Fun Facts Always up for a competition!

Sam sees his position at the BioLAB as a wonderful opportunity to further explore his passion for all sports, and enable him to share the vital links between sport, science and maths in human performance and sport development. Amongst a wide assortment of programs at BioLAB, Sam works closely with the Geelong Football Club in our exciting partnership program, BioCATS and coordinates our science programs for students with disabilities.

As a passionate local footballer and surfer Sam impart’s his vast knowledge of sport and human performance in a fun, friendly and engaging manner, creating an exciting atmosphere which motivates students to continue their studies in maths and science through exercise and sports science.

Yvonne Director of BioLAB
Yvonne Director of BioLAB Speciality Science Communication, Program Development Fun Facts Loves a surf before work with the BioLAB team

Yvonne comes from a diverse science, education and management background. She has developed her career working around Australia and specialises in the development of education and engagement programs across many areas of science. She has worked and collaborated with many of Australia’s leading scientific and educational organisations industries, state and federal government.

Throughout her career Yvonne has built a solid foundation of success in education management and program development for schools, universities, private industry and the community. Many of her experiences focus on interpreting policies and developing programs/strategies to engage communities in the wonders of science – showcasing career pathways, cutting edge research and technologies in science. She has taken her work and projects internationally and has presented at many conferences in educational program development and science communication. Yvonne was also nominated as a finalist in the Premiers Science Awards for her work in science communication.

Yvonne’s current position as Director of BioLAB has seen her using her unique blend of skills and experiences to develop the science and mathematics specialist centre from concept stage, through the physical construction of the 4.5 million dollar facility and in ongoing management, developing BioLAB into a showcase statewide educational resource.

Yvonne is often found developing partnerships, programs and also presenting to school groups with the team, sharing a laugh and her love for weird and wonderful facts and scientific mysteries!

Matt Education Officer
Matt Education Officer Speciality Primary Science, Medical Science Fun Facts Matt has so many fun facts its hard to decide

Matt comes to us from Earth Ed (Mount Clear College) and has a wealth of experience designing and developing science education programs and outreach resources specifically for primary school audiences.

During his three years at Earth Ed Matt’s work included – designing, developing and running the famous solar powered Earth Ed Renewable Resources Trailer and running their regional outreach programs which included working with many primary schools, staff and students to enhance and develop their science curriculum. Matt has successfully sourced partnerships with industry and government programs to build, fund and deliver the education programs for many of the Earth Ed experiences. Other random facts about Matt to chat to him about…..he is a very talented singer/songwriter and is also a registered nurse!

Shannon Education Officer
Shannon Education Officer Speciality STEM education and GPS tracking and analysis Fun Facts Loves chatting about the stats of the AFLW games

Shannon completed her Bachelor of Health: Exercise and Sport Science undergraduate degree and her Masters of Applied Learning and Teaching at Deakin University. Shannon discovered a specific interest in GPS tracking and analysis in sport and has recently held the role of Performance Analyst with AFLVIC and AFL Women’s academies and development teams. Shannon has also recently completed a  project looking at the opportunities for professional development for teachers in STEM education. Shannon is excited for the opportunity as an Education Officer at BioLAB and looks forward to sharing her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for maths and science in sport, through the various programs BioLAB have to offer.

Steve Education Officer
Steve Education Officer Speciality Biological Science, General Science Fun Facts Bodyboarding champion!

Steve comes to us with a wealth of experience in VCE Biology, general science and industry applications. He has also has completed postgraduate research in marine biology!

Steve will be involved in all programs at BioLAB but will specialise in the senior secondary programs and teacher professional development. He will also be designing and delivering study sessions and a Deakin partnership program that aim to reinforce and revise key concepts in VCE Biology, Chemistry and career pathways.

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