ANU College of Health and Medicine
John Curtin School of Medical Research
NECTAR Co-Chair August 2019-August 2021
I am a part-time Visiting Fellow at the John Curtin School of Medical Research and am a Japanese-Australian female ECA with 2 young children. I was elected to NECTAR Co-Chair in February 2020 and re-elected for a second term in August 2020.
I am passionate about increasing awareness around the additional barriers faced by particular groups of ECAs (including female, carer, disability, culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTIQ+, casual and sessional staff), and working towards changing attitudes and improving policies. I believe that putting systems in place to support our ECAs, especially groups who are disadvantaged by current systems, is more important than ever for ANU to weather the COVID-19 storm and come out stronger on the other side.
I represent NECTAR on the ANU IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Family Friendly Committee.