Research & Development Team

BTR’s research collaboration with the Monash University Centre for Biospectroscopy provides us with access to research and development from some of world's leading  vibrational spectroscopists. These researchers are the inventors of the techniques that comprise BTR’s IP and continue to progress the science through its commercialisation phase.


Professor Bayden Wood

BTR Director Associate Professor Wood is also a Co-Director of the Centre for Biospectroscopy and is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry, Monash University. He completed his PhD in 1999 under the supervision of Professor Don McNaughton where he pioneered new ways to analyse cells and tissues using infrared and Raman modalities. Assoc. Prof. Wood's vision is to set up a world-leading institute specialising in translating spectroscopy to find solutions for the most devastating diseases on the planet. 

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Dr. Philip Heraud

BTR Director Dr Heraud is Co-Director of the Monash Centre for Biospectroscopy. He comes from a biomedical research background and brings his wealth of experience in this area to the directorship of the Centre. Dr Heraud is a member of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and the Monash Biomedical Discovery Institute. His connections to the infectious disease and malaria research communities underpin the development of new spectroscopy-based disease diagnostics in the Centre. 

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Associate Professor Wood and Dr Heraud are supported by an exceptional group of postdoctoral researchers and technical staff at the Monash Centre for Biospectroscopy.

Commercial Team

Peter Jordan

Executive Director and CEO of Biotech Resources, Peter’s 25-year business career includes senior roles in corporate enterprises as well as four start-up ventures. He has extensive experience in general management, finance, marketing, new business development and key account management. Peter has both a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University of Technology.

Roger Walters

Roger Walters has over three decades in senior roles in corporate finance and business strategy roles both in Australia and internationally, including with PwC. 
Roger specialises in business case development, valuations, mergers, acquisitions, divestments, cost restructuring and provision of business strategy.

Peter Harper

Non-Executive Director. Peter is an Entrepreneur and Businessman based in Los Angeles, CA. He has built and run companies for the past 15 years, with a focus on social mission, public perception and cultural impact.