Board of Directors

CUDA is governed by a board of eight directors who meet monthly. Currently five directors are from New South Wales, two from Queensland and one from Victoria.

 Jane Bringolf: BSSc, MBA, PhD, Churchill Fellow.

Jane has worked in community services for more than thirty years and has a broad understanding of the sector, particularly ageing and disability. A recipient of a Churchill Fellowship in 2004, Jane travelled overseas to investigate organisations pursuing universal design, accessible environments and assistive technology. She later completed a PhD in urban studies focusing on universal design in housing. Jane gained her grounding in universal design as Executive Director with the Independent Living Centre NSW, and put this knowledge to use more recently as Liveable Communities Project Manager with Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA NSW). Jane is a founding director and Chairs the board.

Phillippa Carnemolla: BIndDes, MDes, PhD

Phillippa is a Research Fellow and Industrial Designer with extensive experience in design practice, research and education. Phillippa has a Bachelor of Industrial Design and Masters of Design (Research) from University of Technology, Sydney, and a PhD from UNSW, Sydney. Her PhD, completed in 2015, investigated the impact of home modifications on caregiving and health-related quality of life. Phillippa’s research interests are focused on human-centred and inclusive design of housing, urban infrastructure and new technologies for older people and people living with disability. 

Lisa Stafford: PhD

Lisa is a social planner, social scientist, and a Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology in the School of Public Health and Social Work. She has 17 years of experience in the field of disability and inclusion with a specific focus on the social-spatial needs of children, young people and their families.  Part of this work included the development and management of All Abilities Playground Projects across Queensland between State and Local Governments. Previously Lisa worked in practitioner, management and director roles in government and non-government organisations. As a researcher, Lisa specialises in person-environment studies and applied research in Inclusive Communities and Social-Spatial Justice. Specific areas of interest: universal design neighbourhoods, mobility, inclusive play spaces, and regional area perspectives. 

Phillip Taylor: BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Philip has almost 30 years of experience as an expert researcher, policy writer and governmental and NGO advisor on workforce ageing. His interests include individual orientations to work and retirement, employer behaviour towards older workers and international developments in public policy aimed at extending working life. He holds professorial positions with the University of Melbourne and Federation University Australia and is a research fellow in think tank Per Capita’s Centre for Applied Policy for Positive Ageing (CAPPA).

Queenie Tran: BArch, MArch

Queenie has developed extensive experience in architecture and access consulting.  She has provided expert guidance in accessibility with relation to residential, health, commercial and industrial projects. In 2010, Queenie established ‘Wall to Wall Design + Consulting’ as an architectural design and consultancy practice with a commitment in developing functional and aesthetic solutions, inclusive of all people and their needs.  More recently, Queenie has been working with the NFP sector to increase the supply and quality of housing for people with disability, including Summer Housing as the Housing Projects Manager.

Penny Galbraith: FAIB, FRICS, PhD

Penny is a built environment professional with a career long interest in accessibility and universal design.  Consultancy roles have covered a range of clients and built environment forms including: Underwater World, State Library of Queensland, Princes Pier, master planning senior living villages, NW Rail Link, and more recently helping the City for Greater Geelong determine ‘what accessible looks like’.  Strategy, research and futures thinking underpin Penny’s work. 

Vacant Position