Professional Staff


Ros Priest

As Managing Director of NICM, Ms Priest is charged with managing NICM's operations, implementation of the strategic plan, and developing NICM's business model and guiding the next phase of development.


Ben Dowswell

Dr Dowswell joined NICM in 2017 as NICM's Research Management Officer. He is responsible for providing research support, coordinating research development and managing day-to-day research activities.


Emma Garcia

Ms Garcia joined NICM in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant. She is responsible for supporting NICM executives by carrying out day-to-day general administrative tasks as well as assisting on a variety of key projects


Kate Corcoran

Ms Corcoran is NICM’s Research Policy Officer. She is responsible for providing support to research projects and collaborations related to policy work in integrative medicine.


Martha Ibrahim

Ms Ibrahim joined NICM in 2016 as an Analytical Chemist in our Herbal Analysis Laboratory. She brings to her role over eight years of laboratory experience from working previously in the pharmaceutical industry.

Mitch Low

Mitchell Low

Dr Low is the Commercial Laboratory Manager in NICM's TGA accredited Analytical testing laboratory. He has worked in the analytical lab as a part-time QC chemist and technical officer for eight years.
 Narelle Quinn

Narelle Quinn

Ms Quinn is NICM's Administration Officer.  Narelle manages all aspects of Higher Degree Research Students candidature, accounts payable, purchasing, monitoring grant funds expenditure and projects.

Natalie Connor 

Natalie Connor

Ms Connor is NICM's Communications Strategy Manager. Her role is responsible for driving awareness of NICM's research and activities amongst key external and internal audiences and managing NICM's communication channels and platforms.

Natalie McCarthy 

Natalie McCarthy

Mrs McCarthy is NICM's Administration Coordinator. Natalie manages the day-to-day administration of NICM and oversees all administrative, space allocation and human resource functions at NICM.

 Suzannah Bourchier

Suzannah Bourchier

Ms Bourchier is a Research Officer at NICM. She is provides clinical research support across various NICM projects.