People Responsible for this Magic

Our Team

Human Resources and Management

Associate Professor Ann Dadich

Dr Ann Dadich is an Associate Professor within the Western Sydney University School of Business. She is also a registered psychologist, a full member of the Australian Psychological Society, and a Justice of the Peace in New South Wales. A/Prof. Dadich has accumulated considerable expertise in health service management, notably knowledge translation.

Chair in Psycholinguistic Research

Professor Catherine (Cathi) Best

After receiving her PhD in Developmental Psychology and Neuroscience (Michigan State U, 1978), Best was awarded a prestigious NIH postdoctoral fellowship grant (1978-1980) to study psycholinguistics at the world-renowned Haskins Laboratories, where she was supervised by two central figures in speech perception research: Alvin Liberman and Michael Studdert-Kennedy

Research Fellow, TeEACH

Doctor Cathy Kaplun

Doctor Cathy Kaplun is a research fellow with the Transforming early Education And Child Health Research Centre (TeEACH), Western Sydney University. Her research focuses on the many factors that impact on children’s health and education including co-design of programs and services focused on supporting children and families with transitions, maternal and child health, and child development, wellbeing and learning.

Researcher at Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Doctor Amy-Marie Gilpin

Doctor Amy-Marie Gilpin is interested in the ecology of pollinators and the pollination function they provide both within agricultural and native ecosystems. Her research to date has largely focussed on identifying the pollinators of agriculturally important crops within both temperate and tropical regions of Australia and the floral resources that support healthy pollinator populations within agro-ecosystems.

Researcher & Designer, School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment

Doctor Mauricio Novoa Munoz

Doctor Mauricio Novoa Munoz is a designer with more than thirty years of industry experience, with seventeen years’ experience as an academic and researcher at WSU School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment. His research focuses on augmented intelligence, design innovation, human-centred and interaction design, learning through play, 21st century curriculum, and visualization (e.g., extended reality (XR)) for sustainable social change, urban futures, and the global south.