Ms Kate Lowry
Chief Operating Officer
Kate has worked in research administration at Monash University and The University of Melbourne since 2014, predominantly on Australian Research Council and government grant schemes. She has extensive experience in the administration of major publicly funded research projects and since 2017 she has managed three major ARC initiatives including an Industrial Transformation Research Project and two Centres of Excellences in the role of Chief Operating Officer. She has been at Exciton Science since July 2019, and prior to that, also in the Faculty of Science at The University of Melbourne, with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers.
Kate has a strong interest in government regulation, law and policy, particularly in the areas of energy and climate change. Kate has driven a number of initiatives to increase success in research commercialisation, and industry and stakeholder engagement at each of the research centres she has managed. Kate is focussed on leveraging industry and government relationships to work towards securing a sustainable energy future for Australia.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), a Master of Arts (Philosophy) and a Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) from Monash University, and is currently studying for her admission to practice law at ANU.
Before working in research administration, Kate taught subjects in ethics, applied ethics, and Human Rights at Monash University in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies.