The people behind MOD.

  • Dr Kristin Alford


    Kristin is a futurist and engineer who is inspired by exploring the possibilities for tomorrow and how they can emerge from today. As the inaugural Director, she leads a team dedicated to bringing MOD.’s vision into reality. A highly creative thinker, with experience in engineering, human resources, strategy and communications, Kristin weaves together strands of multi-disciplinary thinking. Kristin is a skilled facilitator, influencer and public speaker.

  • Dr Lisa Bailey

    Senior Exhibitions Manager

    Lisa has extensive experience working as a science communicator in cultural institutions both in South Australia and the UK, creating and curating varied science engagement programs of online content, events, film festivals and art exhibitions.  She loves the challenge of finding new ways to tell stories about the research that happens in South Australia.

  • Joseph Blackwell

    Retail Officer

    Joseph is the friendly face of the MOD.Shop. He has a degree in visual arts, which he has put to good use over the years in a variety of photography, hospitality and retail jobs. He is also a musician, film buff and self-proclaimed museum nerd and always is on the hunt for exciting, quirky and occasionally deranged products for the shop. Drop by and say hi!

  • Kiah Buckskin-James

    Exhibitions Coordinator

    With a degree in communications, media and culture, Kiah has been appointed to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Program for 2018-2019. Kiah is applying her expertise to continuously improve visitor engagement at MOD. including communications, evaluation, reporting and design.

  • Natalie Carfora

    Exhibitions Coordinator

    Natalie has a background working in all areas of museums, from front of house to collections management and exhibitions. She is passionate about audience engagement, in particular through the use of technology. As an Exhibitions Coordinator, Natalie is responsible for designing exhibitions and bringing them through install to operation.

  • Dr Dylan DeLosAngeles

    Exhibitions Coordinator

    Dylan has deep research experience with a background in neuroscience. His practical knowledge of public performing and science communication contributes to the interactive physical exhibits, and live research opportunities within MOD.

  • Daniel Lawrance

    Production Manager

    Daniel brings experience in end-to-end video production, audio visual content and digital platforms including screens, web and social media. As well as producing video content, Daniel delivers the programming for the Science on a Sphere and touchscreens in the Universal Gallery, and explores the role of augmented and virtual reality. 

  • Becci Love

    Operations Coordinator

    Becci Love is an arts and events producer, who has spent her career working with artists and festivals around the world. At MOD. Becci works with moderators and volunteers to provide a welcoming and engaging visitor experience.

  • Rosie McKee

    Administration Officer

    With a background in marketing, arts, administration and small business, Rosie handles the organisation of everyone and everything at MOD. from finance to ensuring our procedures run smoothly.  

  • Dearna Newchurch

    Project Coordinator

    Affectionately known as Cheryl, Dearna brings to MOD. a wealth of experience in producing diverse arts and cultural events. Never shying away from disrupting the status quo, Dearna is passionate about creating opportunities and experiences which challenge and empower others to do the same.

  • Lachlan Swan

    Project Officer (Communications)

    Lachlan (Lachie) has an extensive background in tourism and marketing, having held numerous positions in both SA Government and private enterprise both in Australia and the USA. A creative at heart, he relishes being at the coal face of visual communications, engagement and brand, combining his passion for photography and words as the voice of MOD’s social media channels.

  • Rachel Toop

    Programs Coordinator

    Rachel has a background in events, business development, arts management and public policy, having worked across government and for leading and grassroots arts organisations, festivals and tours across Australia. Driven by the transformative power of storytelling and live experiences, she leads the design, development and delivery of MOD.’s public and education programs.

  • Claudia von der Borch

    Programs Officer

    With a museum background, Claudia has worked and volunteered across the digitisation, social media, curatorial and collection management side of museums. As Programs Officer at MOD. Claudia is involved in the development and delivery of programming. In addition she also plays a role in the development of MOD.’s exhibitions, applying her experience and enthusiasm for visitor engagement and experience.