University Council

Candidates for Professional Staff Council Elections

Voting opens Friday 7 December 2012 at 11am and closes Monday 17 December 2012 at 5pm


Andrew Grosse

Andrew Grosse

Address:  School of Chemistry, Private Bag 75, Sandy Bay Campus
Position:  Technical Officer
Ph.D in Chemistry (UTAS, 2006)
M.Sc in Chemistry (UTAS 1998)
1st Class Hons (Chemistry) (UTAS 1993)
B.Sc (Major: Chemistry) (UTAS 1992)
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Particulars of Service to University Research Assistant (GEO2), Chemistry: 2 years
Technical Officer, Chemistry: 9 years
Biographical Details

I have been at UTAS for over 20 years, from B.Sc. degree through to PhD
and beyond. I work in the School of Chemistry, where I put my skills and experience into
practice. I have also had the opportunity to interact with many people from the different
Schools and Faculties. I support democratic representation and fair, transparent administrative
processes, and promise to carefully deliberate on all Council business.


Vlasti Broucek

Vlasti Broucek

Address:  School of Psychology, Private Bag 30, Sandy Bay Campus
Position:  ICT Manager
2009: Doctor of Philosophy, UTAS
1994: Graduate Diploma of Science (IT), UTAS
1985: Master of Science, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic

Particulars of Service to University
  • September 2012 - December 2012, member of UTAS Council
  • Ongoing (since 1/1/2011) member of IT Change Advisory Board
  • Ongoing, Casual Lecturer
  • Ongoing (since 20/02/95, permanent full-time), School of Psychology, Hobart, ICT Manager
  • 21/06/94 - 31/12/94 (part-time contract), Department of Accounting and Finance, Hobart, research
    assistant on ARC grant

Professional Engagements-

  • May 2004 - May 2008: Director (Scientific Affairs), European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research
    (EICAR), Germany
  • 2003 - 2007: Program Chair, Annual EICAR Conference
  • Since 2008: Member of Program Committee, Annual EICAR Conference
    Keynote speaker at Digital Forensic Forum, Prague, November 2007
Biographical Details Vlasti is seeking an opportunity to continue as the elected member of UTAS Council. With his previous
board experience as Scientific Director of the European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research for
four years, Vlasti brings wealth of experience from both professional and academic areas. Vlasti is
research active with focus on legal, technical and organisational issues of forensic computing and
computer security, is publishing extensively and received several awards for his work.
Corey Peterson

Corey Peterson

Address: Commercial Services and Development, Private Bag 94, Sandy Bay Campus
Position: Sustainability Manager

  • Masters of Science, Environmental Science (MSES) and Masters of Public Administration
    (MPA), 1990, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington,
    Indiana, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Distributive Science (Environmental Studies), 1987, Gustavus
    Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, USA
  • Diploma - Information Technology (Networking) and Diploma - Information Technology
    (Systems Administration), 2008, TAFE, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Tasmanian Leaders Program, 2009, Tasmania, Australia
Particulars of Service to University
  • Sustainability Manager,  February 2011 - present
  • Sustainability Officer,  May 2010 - February 2011
Biographical Details I have 20+ years of involvement with the tertiary education sector across many areas and levels
supporting and collaborating with both teachers and researchers, within institutions and in the field
(especially Antarctica).  I have worked in local government and private sector.  At UTAS, I work with
staff and students furthering the sustainability agenda with successes including infrastructure and
program delivery, policy enhancements, sector awards, and building external relationships. Profile and
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