Dr Kemp is the Director of eResearch for AARNet responsible for making the Australia Academic and Research Network and its services work the best it can for Research in Australia. This includes working with the Australian and International research community to find and implement tools that sit above the network to make technology and data research ready.
Previous to joining AARNet, Dr Kemp was the Chief Information Officer at Geoscience Australia, with responsibility for providing strategic leadership for setting enterprise ICT directions to enable science across the organization including the development of virtual laboratories, high performance computing applications and innovative data architectures to enable FAIR data.
Dr Kemp’s 20-year career has focused on the application of innovative technologies. Dr Kemp has worked in research, as a consultant and as a company geophysicist. Her enduring interests include Open Data, data analytics, machine learning, high performance computing, communication of science, bridging the gap between research and ICT, mentoring and promoting diversity in STEM fields.