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Operational staff

The team supporting our researchers

Learn more about the people who work to support the researchers and the Executive Leadership Team.


Cheryl Handford

Laboratory Manager 

Cheryl Handford has more than 25 years’ experience working within leading research laboratories throughout Australia. These included: The Garvan Medical Research Institute, Monash Institute of Medical Research and several laboratories within the University of Sydney. Cheryl’s research skills are in molecular biology and cell culture, and for the past ten years she has specialised in laboratory management.


Sharon Herzog     

Administration Officer 

Sharon Herzog has over 25 years experience as a senior executive assistant providing support to senior executives. Sharon’s extensive experience includes The Art Gallery of NSW, EY and Deloitte Consulting. Sharon is also a certified health coach and is passionate about the wellness of people. She is also an avid yogi and likes running, being in nature and riding her motorcycle.