Meet the team

Our team of highly-skilled software developers, scientists, and communicators are passionate about building a cloud-based decision-support platform for modelling and analysing biosecurity risk and response.

Paul Tudman

Paul Tudman

Project Manager

Paul is a data and analytics specialist with over 20 years’ experience working on large-scale projects for state and federal governments, and academia. As the Project Manager for Biosecurity Commons, Paul is responsible for leading a highly-skilled team of software developers, scientists and communicators to build powerful decision-support tools for biosecurity using cloud-based technology.

Rupert Marquand

Rupert Marquand

Change & Communications Manager

Rupert is an experienced public relations professional with a background in journalism. He has worked in university communications in London for the past seven years promoting research and corporate news. He is responsible for overseeing and implementing communications and stakeholder engagement activities for Biosecurity Commons.

Rob Cosgrove

Rob Cosgrove

Senior Development Engineer

Rob is a Senior Development Engineer with extensive experience developing specialised software in higher education and research, having worked for over 13 years across a range of disciplines and technologies at Griffith University. Rob is the technical lead for the Biosecurity Commons project and is responsible for the platform’s architecture and integration.

Sean Haythorne

Sean Haythorne

Research Software Engineer

Sean is a multidisciplinary researcher, software engineer, and educator with a PhD in computer science and ecological modelling. In his role at our partner organisation CEBRA at The University of Melbourne, he works closely with our team to translate and implement biosecurity features for the Biosecurity Commons platform.

Jesse Tao

Jesse Tao

UI/UX Developer

Jesse is an innovative front-end developer with extensive experience working on web projects. He has a master’s degree in Software Development, and is passionate about learning new skills and applying new techniques to large IT projects. His role is to design Biosecurity Commons’ user interface to ensure a seamless and efficient user experience.

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Our partners

Biosecurity Commons is a joint initiative of the Australian and Queensland Government, the NCRIS-funded Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and four other organisations.

  • Queensland Government
  • Australian Research Data Commons
  • National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy
  • Biosecurity Commons received investment (https://doi.org/10.47486/PL021) from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).
  • Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis
  • Griffith University
  • EcoCommons
  • Atlas of Living Australia