Joseph J Bevitt
Responsible for leading and managing ANSTO's User Office, Grants Office and Knowledge Centre (Australia's nuclear library) functions. These functions support the user programs of the landmark facilities for Australian science; the OPAL research reactor, Centre for Accelerator Science, Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering , cyclotron facility and the Australian Synchrotron.
The Research Office leads the provision, development and continuous improvement of processes and enabling services of ANSTO user programs, research portal, grant applications and funding opportunities, research accounts, library collection, publication management and strategic advice for the NSTLI Group including the Research and Research Infrastructure Portfolios.
I maintain active collaborations with both Australian and international museums and universities to pioneer the use of ANSTO's neutron- and synchrotron-microCT capabilities (3D imaging of objects using neutrons or X-rays with micrometre resolution) in the areas of palaeontology, archaeology and cultural heritage. Namely, to digitally excavate and reconstruct fossilised vertebrate and plant remains that are still encased within rock; to investigate disease and medical practice in ancient times; and to determine methods of manufacturing ancient cultural artifacts.