The Team

We are a small group of students who saw the potential to create real-world impact by applying effective communication skills to STEM developments.

In 2017 our team ran the inaugural Let's Torque STEM communication competition and received outstanding feedback from participants. Co-founders Isobel Campbell and Josh Zail, along with all of the 2018 Pod heads, are students in the Advanced Science - Global Challenges program at Monash University. In this course we are lucky enough to be taught the valuable skills of public speaking and given plenty of opportunities to practice. We want to make sure all undergraduate students get the same chance!

  Finn Buchhorn   Head of Let's Torque   Science addict and musician. A believer in the power of the spoken word. Loves simple solutions to complex problems, and elegant mathematics.

Finn Buchhorn
Head of Let's Torque

Science addict and musician. A believer in the power of the spoken word. Loves simple solutions to complex problems, and elegant mathematics.

  Josh Zail   Co-founder | Head of University Outreach   Loves maths and public speaking. A lot funnier than anyone gives him credit for.

Josh Zail
Co-founder | Head of University Outreach

Loves maths and public speaking. A lot funnier than anyone gives him credit for.

  Isobel Campbell   Co-founder |Head of Admin & Partnerships    Believes in the potential of science and tech solutions to make an impact. Loves animals, sustainability and a bit of frisbee on the side.

Isobel Campbell
Co-founder |Head of Admin & Partnerships

Believes in the potential of science and tech solutions to make an impact. Loves animals, sustainability and a bit of frisbee on the side.

  Amelia Pearson   Head of Education   Adventurer, environmentalist and thrill seeker. An avid soccer player and science fanatic with a contagious grin.

Amelia Pearson
Head of Education

Adventurer, environmentalist and thrill seeker. An avid soccer player and science fanatic with a contagious grin.

 
  Zoe Matthews   Head of Events   A passionate inquirer, enthusiastic organiser and fierce believer in the power of language. She is an aspiring science communicator, singer-songwriter and kitchen-garden cook.

Zoe Matthews
Head of Events

A passionate inquirer, enthusiastic organiser and fierce believer in the power of language. She is an aspiring science communicator, singer-songwriter and kitchen-garden cook.

 
  Hugo Umbers   Events Coordinator   Cheerful, curious and keen to try new things! On a quest to discover how the world works through science and maths, and to engineer solutions to its problems.

Hugo Umbers
Events Coordinator

Cheerful, curious and keen to try new things! On a quest to discover how the world works through science and maths, and to engineer solutions to its problems.

 
  Rebecca Holmes   Social Media Campaign Manager   An avid sports fan with a passion for the health sciences. Life mottos: "Pics or it didn't happen" and "could go for a nap".

Rebecca Holmes
Social Media Campaign Manager

An avid sports fan with a passion for the health sciences. Life mottos: "Pics or it didn't happen" and "could go for a nap".

  Chris Scrob   Head of Marketing   Loves to eat, exercise & laugh. Always there to try and help out.   

Chris Scrob
Head of Marketing

Loves to eat, exercise & laugh. Always there to try and help out.

 

 
  Caleb Hosking    Partnerships Coordinator   Enjoys seeing applications of science theories in innovative ways, new takes on education, and terrible puns. Mildly obsessed with solar panels and AI.

Caleb Hosking
Partnerships Coordinator

Enjoys seeing applications of science theories in innovative ways, new takes on education, and terrible puns. Mildly obsessed with solar panels and AI.

 
  Katie McQuaid   Customer Engagement Manager   A keen traveller, interested in public health, business and the environment. Loves adventure sports almost as much as eating out in Melbourne and deleting the Commbank app.

Katie McQuaid
Customer Engagement Manager

A keen traveller, interested in public health, business and the environment. Loves adventure sports almost as much as eating out in Melbourne and deleting the Commbank app.

  Pamela Glickman    Education & Workshops Coordinator   I am an unashamed supporter of critical thinking, evidence-based medicine and women's equal involvement in the scientific community. I enjoy coding, creative writing and being a nerd

Pamela Glickman
Education & Workshops Coordinator

I am an unashamed supporter of critical thinking, evidence-based medicine and women's equal involvement in the scientific community. I enjoy coding, creative writing and being a nerd

 
  Audilia Sujana   Head Blogger   Self-described “extroverted” introvert who likes to ramble and write whenever the opportunity arises. You’ll find her either: eating, (op)-shopping or taking long walks.

Audilia Sujana
Head Blogger

Self-described “extroverted” introvert who likes to ramble and write whenever the opportunity arises. You’ll find her either: eating, (op)-shopping or taking long walks.

  Ester Paykin   University of Melbourne Representative   Outgoing, adventurous and a bit obsessed with the immune system. Committed to covering every flat surface at Uni Melb with Let’s Torque posters!

Ester Paykin
University of Melbourne Representative

Outgoing, adventurous and a bit obsessed with the immune system. Committed to covering every flat surface at Uni Melb with Let’s Torque posters!

 
  Lachlan Fox   Videographer   A nerd with a love for all things science, technology and film. Spends way too much time behind a camera, reading or playing with robots.

Lachlan Fox
Videographer

A nerd with a love for all things science, technology and film. Spends way too much time behind a camera, reading or playing with robots.

 

Advisory Board

  Dr Lynette Plenderleith    Head of Victorian branch of the Australian Science Communicators

Dr Lynette Plenderleith
Head of Victorian branch of the Australian Science Communicators

 
  Dr Terry Mulhern   Director of Teaching and Learning  - Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - University of Melbourne

Dr Terry Mulhern
Director of Teaching and Learning  - Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - University of Melbourne

  Mark Schultz   Senior Consultan at Nous Group

Mark Schultz
Senior Consultan at Nous Group

 
  Dr Djuke Veldhuis   Director Global Challenges (BSc honours) course at Monash University at Monash University, former manager of FameLab at Cheltenham Science Festival

Dr Djuke Veldhuis
Director Global Challenges (BSc honours) course at Monash University at Monash University, former manager of FameLab at Cheltenham Science Festival

  Mike Flattley   CEO of Royal Society of Victoria

Mike Flattley
CEO of Royal Society of Victoria