Meet the team at SILA

Derryn Jones
IT Manager/Systems Engineer
Heads the IT team, has a slight addiction to technology, enjoys helping people with technology issues and also enjoys creating...
John and Ros Waterman
Library Assistants
We are retired Primary School teachers and now enjoy and find fulfilment in getting to know and encourage staff and...
Deb Conwell
Lecturer: Translation and Scripture Engagement Courses
Hi. I’m passionate about Bible translation and Scripture engagement and love sharing about them. I've studied in theology and linguistics,...
Christine Brodie
Literacy and Education advisor
Having come from a teaching background in Australia, I’m enjoying the opportunity to support education in cross-cultural contexts, be it...
Kelvin (and Roslyn) Nicolle
Lecturer: Sociolinguistics, Phonetics
Kelvin and Roslyn lived in Russia for 17 years, involved in minority language work, and in translation teams administration. They...
David Nicholls
Lecturer: Training for Transformational Development, Language Program Management and Leadership
Has worked in PNG, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, USA and Australia; enjoys translation studies, leadership, theology and training; currently serving in...
Lyn Starbuck
Finance Manager
‘The buck does not stop here. It starts here and goes elsewhere!’ (I Haywood 2018, pers.comm.,16 October). I joined Wycliffe...
Irene (and Graham) Haywood
Librarian
Passionate about Bible translation, Languages, Literacy and Training we earned grey hair with 3 decades in PNG. Having been recycled...
Raewyn Brook
TESOL Support and Library
A fascination with language, culture and education initially led me to teaching primary aged students at an international school in...
Graham (and Ellie) Scott
Principal Executive Officer, Lecturer: Training for Transformational Development, Language Program Management and Cultural Anthropology
Caffeine-based life-form; married to Ellie; delights in language and linguistics; has a colourful employment record, including work in an engineering...
Roslyn Manson
Spiritual Formation & Spiritual Life
Our spiritual formation, and our spiritual life individually and in community, is the focus of my work. This focus is...
Ken Manson
Lecturer: Grammar, Lexicography and Language Data Management
Loves linguistics, and a good grammar! Previously based in Thailand, Ken was involved in Bible translation & language development, and...
Wendy Nicholls
Academic Administrator and Corporate Secretary
Originally from New Zealand; loves language and linguistics and being able to apply those in Bible translation; had various roles...
Bruce Symons
Lecturer: Phonology, Semantics and Discourse
With Carol, from New Zealand, father of Andrew and Emma, been at SILA for ever, loves helping people learn about...
Sharna Steinert
Communications Officer, Lecturer: Language Learning
With a life long interest in languages and stories, Sharna enjoys connecting people to the work of Bible translation, language...
Philip Swan
Lecturer: Phonetics, Phonology; Translation consultant-in-training
As a kid, Philip practised funny voices in front of the mirror. He worked for ten years as a professional...
Guinevere Swan
Translation consultant
After ten years in Papua, Indonesia, Guinevere calls Melbourne home for now. She works as a translation advisor with the...