Claire is originally from Ireland and initially enrolled in the University that was on her doorstep as an eager Bachelor of Arts student in 1993. In 1996, Claire received a bursary to complete her honours year in Paris. Having spent five years as a high school teacher in Dublin, Sydney and London she made a career change to higher education administration joining the Admissions team at ANU in 2007. Since then, she has managed teams across the University, including the Student Centre and briefly Research Services in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. After a period as Associate Director, Transnational Education at the University of Newcastle in 2015/16, Claire returned to Canberra for the city's excellent education system, wide-open spaces and sense of community. Claire was Assistant Registrar, Student Central and Global Programs during the transition to the Kambri Student Centre and is currently acting Associate Director, Culture and Development in HR Division. Claire is passionate about empowering staff and students to achieve their full potential, which she does by using a coaching management style and taking an interest in the work of the University beyond her portfolio.