Executive Committee and Chapter Convenors


Kylie Austin | President

University of Wollongong, NSW


Tracie Conroy | Vice-President

University of Technology Sydney, NSW


Sonal Singh | Treasurer

University of Technology Sydney, NSW


Lara Rafferty | Secretary

RMIT, Victoria


Nicholas Steepe | Public Officer*

Charles Sturt University, NSW


​Jimzeena LeCerf | Membership Officer

Southern Cross University, NSW


Katherine Munyard | 
Communications Coordinator

Queensland University of Technology, QLD


Contact EPHEA Executive Committee members via the linked email addresses, or at info@ephea.org.

Committee members and office bearers have responsibilities, in-depth information about this can be found below.

Angela Spears | Ordinary member

University of Otago, NZ

Astrid Gearin | Ordinary member

University of Newcastle, NSW

Elicia Ford | Ordinary member

University of Sydney, NSW

Elisa McGowan | Ordinary member

University of Western Australia, WA

Joseph Llewellyn | Ordinary member

University of Otago, NZ

Kate Flynn | Ordinary member
Queensland University of Technology, QLD

Kauia Moriarty | Ordinary member

University of Otago, NZ

Mel Henry | Ordinary member

Curtin University, WA

Sam Feeney | Ordinary member

University of Otago, NZ

Sarah Glencross | Ordinary member

The University of The Sunshine Coast, QLD

Veronica Sanmarco | Ordinary member

The University of The Sunshine Coast, QLD

Victoria Drury | Ordinary member

Southern Cross University, NSW

Zoë Bristowe | Ordinary member

University of Otago, NZ

Executive Committee

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.


The opportunity to connect and participate in local networking opportunities between the biennial conferences is important for equity practitioners working in isolation.  Issues relevant to all members can then be conveyed to the EPHEA Committee for action as appropriate.


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

Submissions for funds are opened annually, or chapters can contact info@ephea.org with an outline of their request.    


Contact us if you are interested in filling a Chapter Convenor vacancy. You must be an EPHEA member and reside in that state, territory or country.


ACT: Laurie Poretti, University of Canberra

​NSW: Nicola Cull, Australian Catholic University

QLD: Sharlene Gordon, University of Southern Queensland

SA: Lisa O'Neill, Flinders University

​TAS: Amelia Dowe, University of Tasmania;
Darlene McLennan, University of Tasmania

NT: Currently vacant*

VIC: Melissa Lowe, Swinburn University of Technology
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WA: Sasha Peppinck, University of Western Australia; Madeline Hermawan, Curtin University


New Zealand: Zoë Bristowe, University of Otago​