NECTAR Custodians

ECA volunteers who make up the NECTAR leadership are called NECTAR Custodians. The Custodian team ensures that the NECTAR space remains an independent, accessible and supportive space for ECAs who want to make a difference.

Custodians are active members of NECTAR and regularly attend NECTAR meetings and/or contribute otherwise to NECTAR initiatives. NECTAR Custodians usually also take on the role of College Contacts.

If you are interested in becoming a NECTAR Custodian, please contact the NECTAR office.

Amita Bansal

ANU College of Health and Medicine

ANU Medical School

John Curtin School of Medical Research

amita.bansal@anu.edu.au

NECTAR is a platform that empowers ECAs from across different schools and colleges of ANU to come together and contribute to the strategic discussions on fostering academic and personal development, enhancing representation of ECAs across campuses, and nestle a sense of community. I am humbled to be a part of this diverse and inclusive group, and with my academic training and experience from Scotland, New Zealand and United States, I hope to provide an international perspective and help in collectively achieving the objectives of NECTAR. Further, with my recent appointment as a University House ECA Fellow, I also hope to continue strengthening the cross-talk between the two groups.

Siobhan Bourke

ANU College of Health and Medicine

Research School of Population Health

siobhan.bourke@anu.edu.au

Chris Browne

ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Research School of Engineering

chris.browne@anu.edu.au

Anna Buckley

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

glynnis-anne.buckley@anu.edu.au

Aditya Chopra

ANU College of Science

Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science

aditya.chopra@anu.edu.au

Deborah Cleland

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)

deborah.cleland@anu.edu.au

NECTAR is important to me because it provides mentoring, advocacy and networking support for early-career researchers.

Britta Förster

ANU College of Science

Research School of Biology

britta.forster@anu.edu.au

Being part of NECTAR is a unique opportunity to get to know and connect with my peers across disciplines at ANU. I feel through NECTAR we have gained an empowered, collective voice to drive change at ANU.

Ekavi Georgousopoulou

ANU College of Health and Medicine

ANU Medical School

ekavi.georgousopoulou@anu.edu.au

Youssef Hafiz

ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering

youssef.hafiz@anu.edu.au

Hilary Howes

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

School of Archaeology and Anthropology

hilary.howes@anu.edu.au

NECTAR has brought me into contact with early-career academics across campus whom I would not have met otherwise. I value the opportunity to share experiences and ideas with these new-found peers, as well as the collective voice NECTAR offers on issues of general concern to early-career academics.

Siva Karuturi

ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering

ANU College of Science

Research School of Physics

siva.karuturi@anu.edu.au

Farzaneh Kordbacheh

ANU College of Health and Medicine

John Curtin School of Medical Research

farzaneh.kordbacheh@anu.edu.au

NECTAR to me is a community of ECAs who work for empowering and nurturing ECAs. They all come together regardless of gender, ethnicity, age and discipline to create better opportunities for ECAs at ANU.

Penny Kyburz

ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Research School of Computer Science

penny.kyburz@anu.edu.au

Mathieu Leclerc

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

School of Archaeology and Anthropology

mathieu.leclerc@anu.edu.au

France Meyer

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies

france.meyer@anu.edu.au

NECTAR for me creates a welcoming and supportive environment for ECAs of all disciplines who wish to embrace and share what ANU offers, while actively collaborating to improve their career opportunities and status in a spirit of diversity and inclusiveness.

Claudia Munera Roldan

ANU College of Science

Fenner School of Environment and Society

claudia.munera@anu.edu.au

NECTAR has been very important for networking with people from different disciplines across the university and is a unique and friendly space for collaboration and learning from our colleagues.

Sean Perera

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

sean.perera@anu.edu.au

Harry Rolf

Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

harry.rolf@caul.edu.au

Mohammad Saadatfar

ANU College of Science

Research School of Physics

mohammad.saadatfar@anu.edu.au

Trang Ta

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

School of Archaeology and Anthropology

tx.ta@anu.edu.au

NECTAR is a community of diverse early-career scholars interested in building a supportive, inclusive and visionary university.

Dandan Tian

ANU College of Health and Medicine

ANU Medical School

dan.tian@anu.edu.au

Chris Wallace

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

School of History

chris.wallace@anu.edu.au