About the team in the NECTAR office

The work of ECA volunteers of NECTAR, the NECTAR Co-Chairs and NECTAR Custodians, is supported by two NECTAR staff members.

Hannah Birke - NECTAR Coordinator

Hi, I'm Hannah. I've spent five years postdoc-ing at CSIRO and ANU, so I know a lot about the challenges facing ECAs. I was lucky and had a lot of support while navigating these challenges. I hope that I will now be able to give back some of that support to the NECTAR community.

E nectar@anu.edu.au or hannah.birke@anu.edu.au
T +61 2 6125 7165

Özgecan Özyildirim - NECTAR Mentoring Senior Officer

Hi, I am Özge. I worked as a researcher for six years and after facing many challenges myself, I found my passion in helping ECAs to develop skills to better equip themselves. Therefore I would like to do my best to support NECTAR ECAs and their careers.

E mentoring.nectar@anu.edu.au or ozgecan.ozyildirim@anu.edu.au
T +61 2 6125 7957

Sophie Baker - NECTAR Coordinator (currently on leave until February 2021)

Hi, I am keen to facilitate NECTAR to be the best it can be. I'd like to think any ECA can feel comfortable dropping in to see me at the NECTAR headquarters at building 10T1, for a chat, any time.

Former staff members

Melde Van Ingelgom - NECTAR Administrator

Melde worked in the NECTAR office from March to December 2019 as a casual employee. She mostly provided administrative support and coordinated NECTAR's Partner Activities.