Executive

The day-to-day affairs of the Association are managed by an Executive Committee of some 15 or so members, most of whom are elected by the general membership of the Association. The composition of the Executive and terms of office for the various positions are specified in the Association's Constitution. Current Executive Committee membership is shown below.

Correspondence to do with members' individual portfolios and general correspondence to the Executive should be directed via the AARE Office.  

Position Office Holder
President
2021-2022
Prof Allyson Holbrook
University of Newcastle
President Elect  
2022
Prof Julie McLeod
University Of Melbourne
Secretary
2021-2023
Prof John Lester
Newcastle University
Treasurer
2022-2024
Prof Michele Simons
Western Sydney University
Editor in Chief AER
2020-2022
A/Prof Nicole Mockler
University of Sydney
Communications Coordinator
2022-2023
Dr Abbey MacDonald
University of Tasmania
SIGs Coordinator
2021-2023
A/Prof Ilektra Spandagou
University Of Sydney
Research Development Coordinator 
2022-2024
Prof Anna Sullivan
University of South Australia
Indigenous Researcher Liaison
2020-2022
Prof Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews
Western Sydney University
Co-opted Indigenous Member VACANT
Ordinary Member Early Career Researcher
2022-2023
Dr Ellen Larsen
University of Southern Queensland
Ordinary Member Postgraduate Student 
2021-2022
Miss Natalie Downes
University Of Canberra
Co-opted Chair, Conferences Standing Committee
2022-2024
Dr Kathryn Grushka
University Of Newcastle
Ordinary Member
2022-2023
Dr Olivia Johnston
Edith Cowan University
Ordinary Member
2021-2022
Dr Sara Weuffen
University of New South Wales
Chair, Selection Committee
Award for Doctoral Research in Education
Prof Susan Danby
Queensland University of Technology
AARE Public Officer Prof Robert Hattam
University of South Australia
Executive Office  Ms Amanda Mehegan
AARE
office@aare.edu.au
SIG & Office Administration Assistant Susie Knight
AARE
aare@aare.edu.au

Call for nominations for the Executive Committee of AARE. 

Nominations have closed for 2021

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Past Office Bearers

Past Office Bearers of AARE 

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Abbey MacDonald ECR Representative 2016 -2017