Who are we?

NECTAR came about as a result of the inaugural (2008) Early Career Academic Program facilitated by the Centre for Career Development. Four program graduates – Drs Jochen Brocks, Nicolas Cherbuin, Daniela Rubatto and Jochen Trumpf – conceived and developed the NECTAR initiative in response to the question “Could it be that the only thing preventing us from forging amazing academic careers is ourselves?” Their proposal was approved by the ANU Executive in late 2010 and implemented in 2011.

The current NECTAR Custodian Team, supported by our college contacts ensures that the NECTAR space remains an independent, accessible and supportive space for early career academics who want to make a difference.

So what exactly does it mean to be a Custodian?

Georgia Pike CASS School of Music
Huda Al-Tamimi CASS Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies
Abu Kibria CASS School of Archaeology and Anthropology
Idione Meneghel CBE Research School of Economics
José Zapata CECS Research School of Engineering
Vini Gautam CMBE John Curtin School of Medical Research
Aparna Lal CMBE Research School of Population Health
Nami Matsumoto CMBE ANU Medical School
Doris Grosse CPMS Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Habiba Hossain CPMS Research School of Physics and Engineering

NECTAR is supported by a part time NECTAR Coordinator. The coordinator works on a full range of NECTAR activities, including providing guidance to members; assisting research, project and event management; administration and communication across the NECTAR community.

You can reach the coordinator by email at nectar@anu.edu.au.