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.

Sophie Baker - NECTAR Coordinator

Hi, I am passionate about enabling Early-Career Academics (ECA) to be successful and lead a better future. I'm always keen to hear ideas on how we can do this better. I'd like to think any ECA can feel comfortable dropping in to see me, here, for a chat, any time.

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

Former staff members
Hannah Birke - NECTAR Mentoring Senior Officer

Hannah worked in the NECTAR office from 2018 to March 2021. She spent five years postdoc-ing at CSIRO and ANU before joining NECTAR. She was lucky and had a lot of support while navigating these challenges and wanted to give back some of that support to the NECTAR community. In her role she coordinated the NECTAR Mentoring Program and a number of NECTAR's other initiatives.

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.