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Meet the Team

The team of the James Martin Institute comprises public policy professionals and experts from across a wide range of disciplines. For enquiries, please contact [email protected].

Board

The James Martin Institute benefits from having an outstanding Board of Directors, who bring considerable expertise, experience and networks across a range of public policy areas relevant to the Institute. 

Board

Board

Professor Peter Shergold AC

Chair of the Board

Board

Professor Emma Johnston

Board Member

Board

Martin Bowles AO PSM

Board Member

Board

The Hon. Verity Firth

Board Member

Board

Jillian Kilby

Board Member

Board

Professor Deborah Sweeney

Board Member

Board

Trent van Veen

Board Member

Staff

Our staff are experienced public policy professionals and experts in their fields. 

Staff

Staff

Libby Hackett

Chief Executive Officer

Staff

Dr Vafa Ghazavi

Executive Director, Research & Policy

Staff

Callista Thillou

Executive Director, Engagement & Development

Staff

Diana Mezei

Institute Manager

Staff

Hugh Piper

Research & Policy Manager

Staff

Simona Tomevska

Research & Policy Manager

Staff

Andreas Kaufmann

Communications and Engagement Manager

Research Stream Leads

Our Research Stream Leads provide critical academic insights and expert advice. 

Research Stream Leads

Research Stream Leads

Professor Stuart White

Research Projects Stream Lead (shared), UTS

Research Stream Leads

Distinguished Professor David Tissue

Research Grant Stream Lead, Western Sydney University

Research Stream Leads

Carol Mills

Research Projects Stream Lead (shared), UTS

Research Stream Leads

Associate Professor Gabrielle Drake

Research Communications Stream Lead, Western Sydney

Research Stream Leads

Dr Garner Clancey

Research Projects Stream Lead, University of Sydney

Research Stream Leads

Associate Professor Anna Boucher

Research Grant Stream Lead, University of Sydney

Research Stream Leads

Professor Debra Anderson

Research Communications Stream Lead, UTS

University Key Contacts

Our University Key Contacts are the central points of contact for assistance and advice in navigating our member universities. 

University Key Contacts

University Key Contacts

Dr Annette McLaren

Western Sydney University Key Contact

University Key Contacts

Kim Pascoe

University of Sydney Key Contact

University Key Contacts

Jo Tilly

University of Technology Sydney Key Contact

Research Advisory Group

Our Research Advisory Group provides expert advice regarding our research activities.  

Research Advisory Group

Research Advisory Group

Professor Margaret Harding

Chair of the Research Advisory Group

Research Advisory Group

Luke Briscoe

Research Advisory Group

Research Advisory Group

Associate Professor Philippa Collin

Research Advisory Group

Research Advisory Group

Professor Suresh Cuganesan

Research Advisory Group

Research Advisory Group

Associate Professor Myra Hamilton

Research Advisory Group

Research Advisory Group

Anne Hampshire

Research Advisory Group

Research Advisory Group

Peter Lee

Research Advisory Group

Research Advisory Group

Professor Nicky Morrison

Research Advisory Group

Research Advisory Group

Dr Samantha Sharpe

Research Advisory Group