Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

About The MacKillop

Meet the team

The MacKillop team includes leading researchers with a proven track record and international reputation for research excellence, as well as up-and-coming researchers in the field. Together the team brings passion, expertise and the determination to make a difference in communities through research addressing today’s most pressing health challenges.


Senior Academic Staff

Research Fellows

Institute Administration

  • Bita Ekhtiari

    Finance Officer
  • Kathrin Lonsdale

    Executive Assistant to Director
  • Kathryn Perez

    Administrative Officer (Research)
  • Pauline Ruberto

    Administrative Officer
  • Gabriela Ruberto

  • Leonila Tanyag

    Administrative Officer