Advisory Council

The ANZSSA Advisory Council works with the Executive to develop the strategic goals of the organisation and provides input and advice on behalf of the groups they represent. The Advisory Council is made up of Regional and Professional Focus Group Convenors and members with responsibility for editing JANZSSA, communications, international liaison and convening ANZSSA’s annual conference.


Name Role Institution Email address
Dr Sean Murray Conference Convenor
Curtin University of Technology
Jordi Austin Immediate Past President
Annie Andrews JANZSSA Editor University of New South Wales
Cheryl Brugman JANZSSA Editor University of Queensland
  ANZSSA Course Coordinator    


Regional Convenors

Name Role Institution Email address
Anne-Marie Parsons New Zealand Convenor University of Auckland
Tania Willis NSW/ACT Convenor The Australian National University
Alex Sharp Queensland Convenor University of the Sunshine Coast
Nadia Rajic South Australia Convenor University of South Australia
Colin Clark Tasmania Convenor University of Tasmania
Christopher Jenkin Victoria Convenor Monash University
Dr Sean Murray Western Australia Convenor Curtin University of Technology

Professional Focus Group Convenors

Name Professional Focus group Institution Email address
Dr Christie White DOSSANZ (Directors of Student Services in Australia and New Zealand) University of Southern Queensland
Kim-Jane Turudia Higher Education Health Providers Deakin University
Stuart Martin Student Financial Advisors Network Victoria University
Jeremy Cass Heads of Counselling (Australia) RMIT
Orania Tokatlidis Heads of Counselling (Australia) University of Melbourne
Kimberly Farmer Heads of Counselling (New Zealand) University of Auckland
Vandana Minhas Taneja First Year Experience & Peer Mentoring University of Auckland
Jamie Hape Indigenous University of Canterbury
Caroline Spotswood Indigenous University of Tasmania
Gemma Skipper Clubs, societies and associations University of Auckland