The Team

The RHH Research Foundation is comprised of four dedicated team members, Steph, Julie, Jos and Brodie who all share a passion for local medical research. From a diverse range of backgrounds, we are a cohesive team who approach our daily work with energy and enthusiasm, always striving to maintain a high level of professionalism along with a sense of fun!

Steph Furler

Chief Executive Officer

Steph has built her career in fundraising and marketing, having previously worked at the St Vincent's Curran Foundation and NSW Health. Steph brings a wealth of experience to lead the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation as it invests in ground-breaking medical research to improve the health and well-being of all Tasmanians.

She is a passionate individual who has been inspired by her father, a medical researcher who has a strong desire to help change lives. Steph looks forward to continuing to see the Foundation go from strength to strength in this new chapter under her guidance and working with the community to build resilient, capable and enduring research capacity here in Tasmania.

Steph Furler CEO RHH Research Foundation

Julie Turnbull

Research and Administration 

Julie joined the Foundation from a diverse career across a variety of sectors including tourism, local government and graphic design, with significant project management experience, and is keen to utilise her skills within the not for profit sector. Julie enjoys walking, yoga, cooking and has a passion for all things Japanese; she is looking forward to post-Covid when she can travel there again.

Jos Binns


Joscelyn joined the Foundation’s team in May and brings over 15 years’ experience working in events and business development within hotels, convention centres and local government. She is originally from NSW and has lived and worked throughout Australia as well as abroad in Canada before deciding to settle down in Hobart.

She enjoys the process of bringing an event together and is excited bring her experience to the not for profit sector and get to work on the Foundation’s diverse event calendar. In her spare time Joscelyn loves cooking & baking, going on vacations, spending time with her husband and spoiling Daisy Binns, her senior staffy.

Brodie West

Marketing, Communications and Development

Brodie has over 15 years’ marketing, communications, and business development working with media, brands, agencies and not for profits. Brodie completed his Bachelor of Business degree at UTAS before moving to Sydney to work for News Ltd and DNA magazine. He then returned to Tasmania to work as the Marketing and Event Manager for online supplement giant Bulk Nutrients.

After a two-year stint in Melbourne during the peak of the COVID19 pandemic, Brodie has returned to the Apple Isle to join our team. Brodie’s networks extend Australia wide, and he brings a wealth of experience developing strategic partnerships to the team. He is the Co-State Chair for the Mother's Day Classic here in Tasmania, plays hockey with OHA Hockey Club and volunteers at Riding for the Disabled Tasmania on the weekends. 

Dominique Hurley

Finance and Operations

Dominique is the most recent addition to the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation’s team, commencing in March 2023.

Dominique brings more than 20 years of finance and operational experience, gained in both the private and the public sector. She has an extensive background in the hospitality and arts sectors, having also worked in filmmaking and design. Dominique is also part-owner of one Tasmania’s leading independent breweries and is passionate about the Hobart entertainment scene.

Having originally hailed from Melbourne, Dominique has lived in Tasmania since 2006 and can’t imagine living or working anywhere else. She has always had a keen interest in health and research; growing up with close family members connected to the industry. She is a proud mother and loves to spend time with her dog and family on the weekends.

Special thanks to our major sponsor
Johns Group Tasmania