Norton Jackson New Fellows Forum

Presented by the SA&NT Division

Event details

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Norton Jackson New Fellows Forum


Pre-Forum Drinks 4:30 – 5:00pm ACST
Presentation: 5:00 – 7:20pm ACST


In person: $35.00


The Gallery, National Wine Centre, corner Botanic and Hackney Roads, Adelaide


Dr Dale Lambert FTSE
Kylie Sproston FTSE
Professor Trish Williams FTSE


ATSE Norton Jackson New Fellows Forum 2022
Presented by the ATSE SA&NT Division


Tuesday 5 April 2022
4.30pm – 7.20pm ACST

Vines Room, National Wine Centre, corner Botanic and Hackney Roads, Adelaide

In person: $35.00

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War Inside the Machines – Dr Dale Lambert FTSE

The request was to outline personal achievements followed by a description of some current work. The presentation on current work focuses on Information Warfare. Our society is now totally reliant on information environments to the extent that society as we know it would cease to exist if our information environments were subjected to a coordinated attack. As a consequence we are now entering a new era in which civilian and military conflicts will largely be decided by ‘war inside the machines’. To address this challenge I proposed an Information Warfare STaR Shot program. Though still in its infancy, this program is now beginning to engage Defence, academia, industry and international partners to deliver solutions of scale.

From A to B to Pharmacy: Technology Tales of Modern Medicines – Ms Kylie Sproston FTSE

Drug development is a truly multi-disciplinary endeavour that crosses sectors, skillsets and the globe as we move from the moment of discovery; through confirmation of effect in the clinic; to robust, repeatable, validated manufacturing and supply on a global scale.

The sector is diverse, ranging from micro-scale start-ups spinning IP out of academia and research institutes, through to some of the world’s largest corporate entities producing multi-billion dollar therapeutics on an annual basis.

Technology stories are woven throughout this journey: from the heaviest of process industries producing large scale active ingredients, to sensitive robotics and automation control, to the requirements of clinical trials delivery, to the overall regulatory strategy and approval that is our ultimate licence to operate, and the commercial models that make all of this possible.

Leading impact across healthcare with practical outcomes focused research in digital health – Professor Trish Williams FTSE

Digital health is shaping the future of healthcare. Whether it is reducing potential patient safety issues, protecting sensitive and operational information, establishing your digital maturity, turning patient experience on its head, or catapulting care models into reality using virtual care, digital health is our future. Yet healthcare is a slow-moving beast and necessarily conservative, so juggling innovation whilst maintaining clinical care and safety are paramount. Hear about we navigate these competing demands.


Dr Dale Lambert FTSE

Chief of Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division, Australian Department of Defence

Dr. Dale A Lambert is the Chief of Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division in the Defence Science and Technology Group within the Australian Department of Defence. He is a world-leading scientist in High-Level Information Fusion, the process in which a machine combines multiple signal, image and text data sources to automatically comprehend current events and automatically predict future events. Dr. Lambert is an internationally sought-after journal reviewer, speaker, panelist, award committee member and has over 70 publications. He recently completed two years as Chair of the Executive Chairs of the largest cooperation on defence science and technology between Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Kylie Sproston FTSE

CEO, Bellberry

Kylie Sproston is a Chartered Mechanical and Pharmaceutical Engineer, and has expertise across the full pharmaceutical product lifecycle.  Ms Sproston has held key positions in both technical and management disciplines in the global Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries from research to global manufacturing and supply with experience in Europe, US and Asia-Pacific.

Ms Sproston’s main area of technical specialisation is in the advanced manufacturing of sterile pharmaceutical and biological products and associated global supply chains.  Ms Sproston is currently CEO of Bellberry, a not for profit organisation providing review and oversight for more than a third of Australia’s clinical trials.

Ms Sproston is Chair of the Cooperative Research Centres Advisory Committee (CRCAC) with oversight of one of Australia’s premier collaborative research programmes on behalf of Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISER) and Industry Innovation and Science Australia (IISA).

Ms Sproston previously led and managed the Australasian operations of the global group BTG PLC (a specialist healthcare company based in London, UK), as General Manager and Company Director.  Prior to that, she undertook a number of roles within various functions in the Global company AstraZeneca.

Ms Sproston received a MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University (UK) and an MSc in Pharmaceutical Engineering Advanced Training from University of Manchester (UK). She is a Graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course and became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) in 2021.

Professor Trish Williams FTSE

Cisco Chair and Professor of Digital Health Systems at Flinders University, Director of Flinders Digital Health Research Centre and Digital Health Design Lab.

Trish is a leader in research and innovation in digital health, with a focus on practical outcomes. Trish is Cisco Chair and Professor of Digital Health Systems at Flinders University, Director of Flinders Digital Health Research Centre and Digital Health Design Lab.

Awarded fellowship of Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering in 2021, she is also a recipient of the Telstra Health 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health.

Internationally recognised in her field, Trish is a passionate contributor and advocate for digital health informatics standards in healthcare cybersecurity, medical device security, governance, patient safety, and health software safety.


Graeme Dandy
Emeritus Professor Graeme Dandy FTSE

Chair, SA&NT Division

Graeme Dandy is Emeritus Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Adelaide. Previously he worked for 35 years at the University and was appointed to the position of Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2000. His research activities include the application of artificial intelligence and optimisation techniques to the management of water resources and environmental systems as well as stormwater harvesting and water reuse. He has co-authored two books and has more than 150 refereed publications in these fields.