Our Specialists

What do you get when you fuse psychology, design, specialist industry know-how and hands-on experience?

You get the Opposite Team

Dr Nicholas Duck
Founder & Director

Doctor of Organisational Psychology
Nick launched Opposite in 2015 and has quickly grown his team of go-to specialists who deliver dozens of creative projects every year. Nick's specialties include design thinking, innovation, and simplification of workplaces.

MilkshakeDuck
Film buff

Personal Strengths - Creativity - Leadership - Humour
Technical Strengths - Process deconstruction - Workplace design - Organisational diagnosis
Interests - Movies and television shows - Pop culture - Long-distance running - Seinfeld
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Christine Antoniou
Business Manager

Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations)
Christine started her career specialising in public relations and journalism. She led three publications as editor of Leader Newspapers. Since then, Christine has shifted to running the day-to-day operations and marketing of Opposite.

Tones
Has the travel bug

Personal Strengths - Teamwork - Persistence - Judgement
Technical Strengths - Writing - Editing - Event planning
Interests - A good book - Home renovations - Interior design - Travel

Conor O'Brien
Head of Major Projects

Master of Organisational Psychology
Since joining Opposite in 2016, Conor has successfully delivered specialist Human Factors services for almost every major Victorian rail project. He is also a highly skilled facilitator and coach, and has a strong delivery background in providing fatigue and resiliency services to businesses.

Captain
Social butterfly

Personal Strengths - Teamwork - Leadership - Bravery
Technical Strengths - Human Factors analysis - Personality assessments - Psychometrics
Interests - The Arts - History - Wine & a good steak

Marty Lynch
Head of Operational Design & Delivery

Master of Organisational Psychology
Marty was the first to join Opposite and has therefore worked across a diverse portfolio of specialist work, including control room and station design, well-being services, and systems assurance. Marty has a knack for applying deep understanding and appreciation of the most complex human problems.

Griffo
Master of Puns

Personal Strengths - Humour - Perspective - Curiosity
Technical Strengths - Excel guru - Statistical analysis - Observational studies
Interests - Richmond Tigers - Classic comedies - Entrepreneurial endeavours

Patrick McGrath
Head of Human-Centred Design & Delivery

Master of Organisational Psychology
Patrick approaches every project as an opportunity to learn and apply good research. He always brings a sense of calm, fun and deep insight into the human aspect of work. Patrick has been instrumental in developing Opposite's user-experience services, and extending the team into new industries.

Pat/Patty/Patrice
The team player

Personal Strengths- Teamwork - Perspective - Humour
Technical Strengths - Translating research into usable initiatives and insights - Experience design - Visual design
Interests - Video games - Fitness

Ashleigh Fleming
Head of Experience Design & Delivery

Master of Organisational Psychology
Ash has a unique and creative knack in designing employee experiences for organisational outcomes. She is passionate about user centred approaches and applying game based principles. Close to her heart is a care for employee wellbeing and development. Proactive and a team player, she strives to exceed client expectations.

Flemo
Sun Seeker

Personal Strengths - Creativity - Honesty - Perspective
Technical Strengths - Learning & development programs - Wellbeing initiatives - PowerPoint, Excel
Interests - Mexican food - Beach lover - Dog handling

Dr Raymond Misa
Head of Human Factors

Doctor of Organisational Psychology
Ray specialises in behaviour, performance, and safety in complex systems. He enjoys making sense of complex and vague problems to develop useful and usable solutions. Ray has a strong focus on quality and outcomes, whether he is providing Human Factors and Assurance support for transport projects or delivering some of Opposite's most challenging innovations.

Elvis
The Hair Guy

Personal Strengths -Empathy- Adaptability- Focus on quality and outcomes
Technical Strengths - Optimising design for the user- Integration of HF, Risk, Assurance- Stakeholder engagement/management
Interests - Twisted psychological thrillers- Dance- Quick getaways

Maddy Matthews
Human Centred Design Specialist

Master of Organisational Psychology
While completing her Masters degree in 2019, Maddy joined the team at Opposite. With a positive, bubbly, can do attitude she often goes above and beyond in her work, striving to extend herself for the best outcome. Naturally inquisitive and a team player, she gets to the heart of an issue and is great at working it through to a solution.

Ace
Miss Can Do

Personal Strengths - Optimism - Love of learning - Teamwork
Technical Strengths - Psychometric Assessment - PowerPoint - Research
Interests - All things Gin - Interior design - Animal lover

Andres Meneses
Head of Innovation & Technology

Postgraduate Degree of Design Management
An ambitious, creative and enterprising character, Andres is involved in every Opposite project to ensure the most intuitive and user-centred approaches are applied. For him there are no shortcuts and he is always pushing for unique and creative solutions. Andres is the heart of every design solution including this website!

The Giant
The Futurist

Personal Strengths - Creativity - Leadership - Love of Learning
Technical Strengths - Adobe product suite - WordPress & Sharepoint - Video editing & animation
Interests - Personal fitness - Film & television - Video games

Camila Sanchez
Senior Designer

Bachelor of Graphic Design and Animation
Camila has a wide range of specialized skills from animation to web development. She is always paying attention to little details that makes any project she works into a unique and memorable experience. Camila has a talent in logic and complex systems using it to create outside of the box results.

Cami
Laugh Girl

Personal Strengths - Empathy - Dedication - Authenticity -Attention to detail
Technical Strengths - Adobe Product Suite - Web Design and Development - E-commerce and Marketing - Animation
Interests - Travelling - Music and Movies - Good Food

Rahnuma Tasneem
Graphic Designer

Master of Design
Rahnuma has a wide range of expertise in Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, and Photography. She brings her creativity and love to every project she undertakes. She likes to keep her design solutions functional and viable while maintaining visual aesthetics. An enthusiastic, goal-oriented team player who strives for excellence.

Numo
Plant mama

Personal Strengths - Optimism - Perseverance - Fast learning - Creativity
Technical Strengths - Functionality & aesthetics - Attention to detail - Layouts & composition - Adobe CC
Interests - Travelling - Sustainable living - Content style - Good cinematography

Angie Fajardo
Provisional Psychologist

Master of Organisational Psychology
Angie is a hands-on professional who has had a range of experiences in selection, training and change management. Her experience working across several industries and adaptiveness make her a truly capable business consultant and a genuine all-rounder. Angie is known for her persistence, affability and aims to make a meaningful difference through her work.

Angie
Party Started

Personal Strengths - Zest for life - Fast learner - Career driven mindset - Sense of humor
Technical Strengths - Stakeholder management - Training coordination - Candidate assessment - Tech-savvy and agile ways of working
Interests - Environment and sustainability - Languages and cultures - Meditation - Dancing - Bike riding

Mark Andrew
Human Factors Specialist

Chartered Ergonomist & Human Factors Specialist
Mark is a HF Specialist with a risk and design background based on experience with De Beers, IBM, Transport Research Lab and Mars Inc. He mostly acts as a facilitator and design process coach, using agile and risk-based techniques to add value to team group work.

Pomme
Head in a Book

Personal Strengths - Teamwork - Technical analysis - Fail fast
Technical Strengths - Facilitation - Design thinking
Interests - Theatre - Play writing - Avoiding gardening

Dr Ramsay Dixon
Well-being Specialist

Doctor of Clinical & Forensic Psychology
Ramsay has a wide range of experience in research, individual coaching, program development and facilitation. He enjoys applying his clinical knowledge and experience as a consultant to workplace well-being initiatives with curiosity, honesty, integrity and humour.

Ramjet
All Rounder

Personal Strengths - Teamwork - Humour- Creativity
Technical Strengths - Program development/design - Relationship building - Counselling skills - Facilitation
Interests - Guitar playing - Video games - Musical theatre - True crime books and documentaries

Tim Chibs
Human-Centred Design Specialist

Tim has over 25 years experience in the Aviation, Air Traffic Control, Emergency Management Services, and Rail industries. An experienced engineer, he has specialised in infrastructure design, system and interface design, and human error management in safety critical environments.

Timbo
The Pilot

Personal Strengths - Hope - Humour - Kindness
Technical Strengths - Risk assessment - Technical analysis - Human error analysis/br> Interests - Helicopter piloting - Good food & company - Physical design & ergonomics

Sherrica Senewiratne
Human Centred Design Specialist

Master of Organisational Psychology
Sherrica joined Opposite in 2019. She has worked across a range of industries including media, retail, hospitality, admin, consulting and academia, so she draws on her experiences to assist in providing useful solutions to clients. She loves variety and a good challenge. Sherrica will go above and beyond to ensure she can add value!

Sherricakes
Omnivert

Personal Strengths - Works at a fast pace - Resilient- Avid multitasker - Attention to detail
Technical Strengths - Leadership development - Stakeholder management - Photoshop, Microsoft Office suite - Facilitation - Problem solving
Interests - Travelling/going on adventures - Fitness - All things Queen (+Adam Lambert) - Musicals - Gin

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Contact

Phone: 0411 725 242

Email: nick@theopposite.com.au

Dr Duck's Professional Blog:
www.drduck.com.au

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