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Principals' Resumes

Kim William James MALAFANT


Graduate Diploma Computing Studies
Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics)
Diploma Applied Science (Agriculture)

Member Australian Computer Society

Countries of Work Experience:
Australia, New Zealand, ASEAN, USA and Canada

Dawn Patricia FORDHAM


Doctor of Philosophy
Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)
1st Class Honors.

Member Australian Computer Society

Countries of Work Experience:
Australia, Europe, South America

Professional Background

Bureau of Resource Sciences

  • Principal Research Scientist, Manager Futures and Scenario Centre (1997-1998)

      Development and management of research projects for the Bureau and external clients. Research and development of methodologies for integrated modelling, simulation and visualisation. The application of data analysis, data mining and high performance computing technologies.

    • Manager Advanced Modelling and High Performance Computing Systems (1989-1997)

        Management of Bureau corporate information technology systems including IT strategic planning, security and disaster recovery planning. Development and presentation of advanced training in high performance computing, modelling and data analysis.

        Australian Seismological Centre, Australian Geological Survey Organisation

      • Manager Computing Systems (1986-1989)

          Development, management and maintenance of interactive data analysis facilities and real-time data acquisition systems including software and systems for remote locations.

          Division of Mathematics and Statistics, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

        • Experimental Scientist, Computational Mathematics Group (1974-1986)

            Provision of mathematical and computational research services to CSIRO, the public service and private companies. Maintenance, implementation and coordination of specialist mathematical software.

          • Professional Background

            Bureau of Resource Sciences

          • Senior Research Scientist and Project Manager Irrigation Futures Framework (1989-1998)

              Development and management of research projects on land, water, agricultural and natural resource issues for the Bureau and external clients. Development and application of DSS and GIS. Scientific and technical advice for policy clients.

              Leeds University, UK

            • Lecturer in Agricultural Systems (1986-1989)

                Responsible for development and presentation of courses in agricultural production systems. Research in agricultural systems including supervision of projects and PhD students. Tutoring in lecturing and group communication skills.

                Agropecuaria La Union (Private Company) South America

              • Consultant in Tropical Agricultural Systems development (1984-1986)

                  Provision of technical advice on tropical production systems and development of enterprises. Training of farm personnel.

                  University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

                • Research for Doctor of Philosophy (1980-1984)

                    Australian Plague Locust Commission

                  • Field Officer/Research Assistant (1977-1980)

                      Survey of plague locust distribution and activity. Organisation and planning of control structures for plague outbreaks. Liaison with community groups, state and commonwealth departments. Research on locust physiology and behaviour.

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