I have over 15 years of experience in higher education in both academic and professional roles. As Manager of the Academic Skills and Learning Centre my work involves direct student support primarily focused on teaching and learning. I also have an extensive background in a range of student administrative and support services. This experience has given me an excellent understanding of the diverse needs and concerns of students from all levels and disciplines. At the Academic Board I would strive to represent student needs from a professional staff perspective.
As well as student needs, I believe the Academic Board needs to recognise the contribution of professional staff in pursuing ANU's mission of delivering a high quality educational experience. Working at ASLC, I have a track record of working closely with both professional and academic staff across all Colleges and the central service divisions. This gives me a broad understanding of the concerns of professional staff as well as the challenges we face in our various settings. We play a critical role in delivering on the University's strategic goals and if elected as a representative I would work to ensure this is recognised.