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Executive Director, Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society, The University of Melbourne

Kate Cornick is the Executive Director of the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) - an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Melbourne focusing on broadband applications and uses with societal benefits. The Institute actively engages industry with academia in its research that focuses on health, education, social inclusion and community infrastructure. In July 2011 she was awarded the prestigious Australian Communications Industry Young Achiever Award in recognition of her work at IBES.


  • –present
    Executive Director, Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society, University of Melbourne


  • 2007 
    University of Melbourne, PhD/Optical Telecommunications