Dr Frankie Stevens
Dr Frankie Stevens is a consultant in eResearch services, specialising in the application of advanced information and communication technologies to the practice of Research. Frankie is the Research Engagement Strategist at AARNet, the Australian Research and Education Network. Previously, Frankie has held roles with the Australian Research Data Commons, the NSW state body for eResearch, the Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) Project and was eResearch Programme Manager at the University of Sydney. Frankie has 20 years' experience in the Higher Education Sector, having worked in both the Australian and overseas university sectors. Frankie’s more recent activities in the Higher Education Sector have centred on enhancing research through the use of advanced expertise in both Scientific and Information & Communication technologies. Her leadership role in developing strong relationships between research communities, local, state and national eResearch infrastructure initiatives has involved broad awareness raising and promotion of expert capabilities for the Australian Research Sector. Frankie actively participates in local and international conferences and discussions around the discovery, management and re-use of research data, sharing her expertise in these areas. She is a Programme Committee member for the Australasia eResearch Conference. Frankie holds a PhD in Cell Biochemistry (Cancer Research) from the University of Manchester, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours), majoring in Biology with European Studies from the University of Sussex. Frankie is a published academic, and also holds a number of Project and Programme Management professional qualifications. Frankie is serving as a member of the RDA Technical Advisory Board since October 2018, and is a member of the RDA Organisational Assembly.