The Internal Management Group (IMG) is responsible for the leadership, implementation and management of the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics.
Professor Iain Young, in his capacity as Dean of the University of Sydney's Faculty of Science, is the head of one of the largest science organisations in Australia. With over 6,500 students and 26.1% and 18.6% of University research and teaching income respectively, the Faculty is large and complex in its structure.
Iain completed his BSc (Hons) at Aberdeen University in 1984, then obtaining a PhD in Soil Physics (1987) in the same institution. He then moved to The Scottish Crop Research Institution (SCRI) as a Research Leader in 1988 - now theJames Hutton Institute. Spending 12 years at SCRI, he became Head of the multidisciplinary Soil-Plant Dynamics group, before moving to Abertay University as the Founding Director and Professor of the Scottish Informatics Mathematics, Biology and Statistics (SIMBIOS) Centre. During Iain’s tenure at SIMBIOS, the group was assessed as in the top five research teams in Environmental science in the UK.
Jillian Kril (PhD, FFSc(RCPA)) is Professor of Neuropathology and Associate Dean (Research) in the Sydney Medical School. She completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Western Australia before undertaking a PhD in neuropathology at the University of Sydney.
Professor Kril has performed a number of governance roles at the University including Chairing the PhD Awards Subcommittee of Academic Board and the Combined Board of Postgraduate Studies for Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy. She has been a member of Academic Board, Graduate Studies Committee, SEG Research Training Committee and the Neuroscience and Mental Health theme executive. Jillian was Associate Dean (Research Training) from 2010 to 2014.
Laurent Rivory is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Strategic Collaborations & Partnerships, in the office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).
Professor Rivory’s role has a particular focus on the areas where cross-faculty engagement and external partnerships are integral to the academic enterprise. Responsibilities include large-scale collaborations such as the Charles Perkins Centre and the Brain and Mind Centre, the Core Research Facilities, and the management of external partnerships, particularly in health. He sits in a number of Advisory Boards which include, among others, the NSW Medicinal Cannabis Advisory Council and the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility Advisory Board.
Professor Rivory has over 20 years’ experience in research and leadership, which has spanned the higher education, hospital and industry sectors.
Ex Officio Members:
Lambert Initiative Academic Leadership Team