Chapters and convenors



Most states and territories have a local chapter where equity practitioners  can discuss local issues and network formally or informally.


New Zealand also had its own Chapter for New Zealand and Pacific region practitioners.


This is especially important for equity practitioners working in isolation and to facilitate local networking opportunities between the biennial conference. Issues relevant to all members can then be conveyed to the EPHEA Committee for action as appropriate.


If you have questions about Chapters please contact us


Find your Chapter convenor/s are:

ACT Convenor

Laurie Poretti, University of Canberra

NSW Convenor

Nicola Cull, Australian Catholic University


QLD Convenor

Currently vacant*

SA Convenor

Lisa O'Neill, Flinders University

TAS Convenors

Amelia Dowe, University of Tasmania


Darlene McLennan, University of Tasmania



NT Convenor

Currently vacant*


VIC Convenor

Melissa Lowe, Deakin

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WA Convenors

Sasha Peppinck, UWA

Madeline Hermawan

New Zealand Convenor

Zoë Bristowe

University of Otago, NZ

*Talk to us about becoming a convenor.


Grants for local chapters


EPHEA offers chapters access to funds to support local initiatives to support and strengthen state-based activity.

If your Chapter is interested in applying for these funds please contact our


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