ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
I graduated with my PhD from ANU in 2017 and over the last two years have worked on ten different casual contracts in the College of Asia and the Pacific. I have two priorities as a NECTAR Co-Chair. The first is to promote an understanding of NECTAR’s inclusivity, shaped by my own experiences of casualisation. I think NECTAR is already an inclusive organisation but that not everyone who falls under that inclusive banner is aware of it, particularly if they don’t fit the traditional academic career path. The other is on support for ECAs in HASS disciplines, as in lean times this is often the area that is first to fall by the wayside.