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Executive Committee and Chapter Convenors

Executive Committee

Kylie Austin | President

University of Wollongong, NSW

​Sonal Singh | Vice-President

University of Technology Sydney, NSW

Amber Elliott | Secretary

Monash University, VIC

Nicola Cull | Treasurer

Australian Catholic University, NSW

Shannon Vincent | Public Officer

Australian Catholic University, NSW

​Ciaran Smyth | Membership Officer

Western Sydney University, NSW

Ordinary Members

Erin Callaghan | Country Universities Centre (CUC)

Melissa Keenan | RMIT, VIC

Rehana Lakhani | Griffith, QLD

Sasha Peppinck | University of Western Australia, WA

Lara Rafferty | 

Cara Scobie | Monash University, VIC

James Terry | University of Wollongong, NSW

Zain Warsi | University of Technology Sydney, NSW

Communications Coordinator

Katherine Munyard |

Executive Leads

Shasha Ali | Exec Lead (NZ and EPHEA Conference)
Waipapa Taumata Rau - University of Auckland, NZ

Smoxi Chen | Exec Lead (Mentoring)

Jindri De Silva | Exec Lead (Advocacy and Chapters)
Macquarie University, NSW

Stuart Dinmore | Exec Lead (Professional Development)
University of South Australia, SA

Sarah Ellis | Exec Lead (Recognition)
University of Technology Sydney, NSW

Verity Firth | Exec Lead (Advocacy)
University of New South Wales, NSW

Kate Flynn | Exec Lead (Advocacy and Chapters)
University of Melbourne, VIC

Joe Llewellyn | Exec Lead (NZ)
University of Otago, NZ

Darlene McLennan | Exec Lead (Chapters)
University of Tasmania, TAS

Amanda Moors-Mailei | Exec Lead (Pacific)
University of Technology Sydney, NSW

Bron Williams | Exec Lead (Mentoring)
Western Sydney University, NSW

Contact EPHEA Executive Committee members via the linked email addresses, or at

Committee members and office bearers have responsibilities, in-depth information about this can be found at our roles and responsibilities page.

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 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: Currently vacant

SA: Sarah Hattam, University of South Australia
Stuart Dinmore, University of South Australia

​TAS: Amelia Dowe, University of Tasmania;

Paula Johnson, 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;

Nurul Huda Sanny Yap, Curtin University


NZ: Joseph Llewellyn, University of Otago​
Shasha Ali, Waipapa Taumata Rau - University of Auckland

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