Dr Kristin Alford
Dr Kristin Alford is a futurist and the Director of MOD. Kristin leads a team of science communicators and designers developing immersive experiences to showcase research and innovation to young adults.
Prior to this role, Kristin was the founding director of foresight agency Bridge8, facilitating futures and engagement on water sustainability, nanotechnology, health, advanced manufacturing, clean technologies and climate futures for government, corporates and not-for-profits.
She is President of the Australia Science and Technology Engagement Network (ASTEN), a member of the global Future-Oriented Museums Synergies Steering Committee, the Inspiring South Australia Steering Group, and the Art & Culture Advisory Board for Lot Fourteen.
Previously she has served on the board of Study Adelaide, The Australian Institute for Urban Studies, Annesley College Council and ANAT and the Advisory Board for the Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments (IVE). She was the inaugural licensee and host of TEDxAdelaide and lectured foresight and social change at the University of Adelaide.
Kristin has had various careers in engineering, human resources, strategy and product development for companies including BHP Billiton, Ansett-Air New Zealand, the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and Nanotechnology Victoria. She holds a PhD in process engineering from the University of Queensland and a Masters of Management in Strategic Foresight from Swinburne University. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation and a member of the Association of Professional Futurists.
Dr Lisa Bailey
I am a science communicator and Program Manager with experience in cultural institutions both in South Australia and the UK.
Currently I am Exhibition Manager at MOD. at UniSA- Australia’s leading future-focused museum, provoking new ideas at the intersection of science, art and innovation.
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.
Natalie Carfora is Exhibitions Lead at MOD., where she works across the concept and design of exhibitions. Passionate about audience engagement, she creates engaging and accessible exhibitions and experiences.
Prior to MOD., Natalie has worked in museums and arts organisations in roles spanning collections management, education, front-of-house, and digital. She holds a Master of Cultural Heritage, specialising in Museum Studies. Natalie is a recent George Alexander Foundation Fellow, where she researched contemporary exhibition design in the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. She is currently the President of the Australian Museums and Galleries Association Emerging Professionals National Network.
Kiah Buckskin-James (she/her) is a Narungga, Wirangu and Southern Arrernte woman. Kiah is an Exhibitions Coordinator at MOD. She is responsible for developing and designing exhibitions, and bringing them through installation to operation. Kiah has a background in communications and museums, working across diverse areas including digitisation, archival collection, public programming, and exhibitions. She is committed to two-way mindedness, ensuring First Nations voices are represented throughout exhibitions and programs.
Currently, Kiah is a panel member of the inaugural Arts SA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Advisory Panel.
Dr Dylan DeLosAngeles
Dr Dylan DeLosAngeles is an accomplished Exhibitions Coordinator at MOD., working to translate scientific research into concept design and delivery of engaging physical exhibits and live research as part of MOD. exhibitions and programming.
Dylan has deep research experience with a background and PhD in cognitive neuroscience, as well as practical knowledge of public performing and science communication. He has worked in exhibition design at PPIPTEK, Indonesia’s national science centre, and SciWorld, a mobile science communication organisation in Adelaide.
Claudia von der Borch
Claudia von der Borch is an Exhibitions Coordinator at MOD. In this role, she is involved in the development and delivery of exhibitions, marketing and programming. Claudia advocates for audience experience in design, and values creating impactful and engaging exhibits.
In addition, Claudia is currently Vice-President of the AMaGA SA branch and is completing her fellowship as a George Alexander Fellow with the International Specialised Skills Institute in the topic of immersive exhibition design. Claudia holds a Masters in Cultural Heritage specialising in Museum Studies.
Prior to her work at MOD., Claudia has worked and volunteered across museums, with roles including digitisation, social media, programming, curatorial and collection management. She has consulted on heritage and online engagement projects in the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sector
Erika Barrett is the Engagement Officer at MOD, where she leads the planning and execution of marketing engagements, manages social media strategies across multiple platforms, and coordinates large-scale events.
She graduated from the University of South Australia with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications and has experience in various sectors such as luxury, tourism, commerce, and retail, gained through multiple internships during her final years of study.
Erika is currently focused on expanding her knowledge in the cultural and museum sector. She is passionate about continuous learning and personal growth and is dedicated to delivering outstanding customer engagement experiences.
Josh Vanner is the Operations Officer at MOD. where he oversees Finance, Venue Hire, Recruitment for the Moderator team, WHS, and administrative duties. With experience in the University and Museum sectors, he is dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service and enhancing visitor experiences.
Josh has built his career at UniSA, working various roles across MOD. and Allied Health and Human Performance units. Prior to joining UniSA, Josh pursued his passion for photography and art, by completing a Bachelor of Visual Art with UniSA and working as a professional photographer and artist.