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The Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) is excited to announce Sherrin Trautmann as the Project Officer for ANFF-C.

Our ANFF-C platform helps bridge the gap between benchtop discovery and product development through the provision of services to support the early commercialisation steps of intellectual property developed using ANFF facilities.

Sherrin joins ANFF with over 15+ years’ experience within the Tertiary sector working in various roles within schools, faculties and central units. Sherrin worked at RMIT University for 11 years, where her last role was within the Business Research Office supporting the Higher Degree by Research students and their supervisors throughout their programs, so she is familiar with the fundamentals of how research works for academic staff and students.

The Innovation Precinct at Swinburne University offered Sherrin the opportunity to work as a program administrator/operations manager overseeing the running of the Precinct while supporting the programs run for Founders and start-ups within the Swinburne community.

LThese programs included the Accelerator and Pre-Accelerator, the Venture Cup (a pitching competition), Masterclasses and Seminars.

Sherrin was proud to be the first incumbent at Swinburne University working as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer where she contributed to the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) while building and maintaining effective relationships and culture across the many departments and faculties of the University.

Sherrin is excited to be joining the team at ANFF. ‘I have nothing but admiration for what has been achieved and am excited to contribute to the ongoing growth and collaborations that are being built across the Nodes and ANFF partners and stakeholders. I am looking forward to working with the team and learning from their experiences, and hopefully adding my own to the mix.’

After working across several universities based in Melbourne, Sherrin recently relocated with her family to regional Queensland seeking a tree change and a fresh start after the lockdowns experienced in Victoria.

The addition of Sherrin to the team is just the latest example of a staff member taking advantage of the flexible working arrangements that ANFF offers. Sherrin will work remotely from her beautiful home north of Brisbane while interacting with the team that now includes 6 different locations.

In welcoming Sherrin to our organisation, ANFF-C Director John Morrison said, ‘Having worked with Sherrin previously in the university sector, I know firsthand the skills and experience she brings with her to her new role supporting both ANFF-C and strategic projects. I am happy she has been able to join the ANFF team as she is a pleasure to work with and an incredible asset.’