The College has a close and cooperative leadership style in which staff and students work with an eye to the common good, supported by the College Council and our distinguished Fellows

The Principal is the strategic leader and representative of the College

Dr Eleanor Spencer-Regan (she/her)

Eleanor Spencer-Regan joined the JCH community in 2022, having been Vice-Principal and Senior Tutor of St Chad’s College and Vice-Principal (Student Enrichment Directorate) at Durham University in the UK. She was awarded a First Class Honours BA in English Literature in 2007 and an MA with Distinction in Studies in Poetry in 2008, both at the University of Durham. She completed her doctoral thesis on tradition, inheritance, and influence in the work of the Anglo-American poet Anne Stevenson in 2012. She was awarded an AHRC Research Preparation Masters Award (2007-2008) and an AHRC Doctoral Award (2008-2011). In 2011-2012, she was the recipient of a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship, and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of English at Harvard University. Her research interests include twentieth and twenty-first century British and American poetry, allusion and echo in contemporary poetry, literary synaesthesia, children’s and Young Adult fiction, and popular fiction.

She is an Honorary Senior Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Her recent publications include the New Casebook on American Poetry since 1945 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), essays in the Blackwell Companion to British and Irish Poetry 1960-2015 (Wiley Blackwell, 2020), and an essay in Sylvia Plath in Context (Cambridge University Press). Forthcoming publications include a co-edited volume, Family in Children’s and Young Adult Literature (Routledge, 2023).

Eleanor lives with her husband, Stephen and their young son, Wolfe, in Parkville. She is a keen long-distance runner and open water swimmer, and is currently training towards becoming a member of the 7 Continents Marathon Club, reserved for athletes who have run a marathon within the Antarctic Circle as well as on the other six continents.

Staff Leadership
The Deputy Principal is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the College and deputises for the Principal in her absence. She is responsible for the pastoral wellbeing of students, working closely with members of the senior common room to provide support to the student body.

Ms Margie Welsford (she/her)

Margie Welsford has been Deputy Principal of JCH since 2018 and was Interim Principal for 6 months in 2022 and Acting Principal for 6 months in 2019. She served previously as Warden of Whitley College for twelve years and Chair of the Melbourne Heads of Colleges from 2015 to 2016. A Registered Psychologist, she has extensive leadership and pastoral expertise, including through previous work as a school psychologist.

Margie lives at Janet Clarke Hall with her husband, Nathan Nettleton, and their dog, Delta. She enjoys running, reading, and singing, but not all at the same time.

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​​​​​​​The Dean of Studies is primarily responsible for the academic wellbeing of students, working closely with the Deputy Principal, members of the Senior Common Room and non-resident tutors to provide support to the student body. 

Ms Briana Ellis (she/her)

Briana (Bee) graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BA(Honours) in Anthropology and Executive Master of Arts. She is now completing her Master of Education part-time. With ten years of experience living and working in the Melbourne Colleges, Bee is passionate about supporting young people as they navigate university life. Before moving to JCH, Bee was a student and staff member at Whitley College and then the Intercollegiate Marketing Officer. Bee has past experience running a food literacy not-for-profit, and is most joyful sharing good food with good company. Bee also enjoys board games, videography, swimming, and walking along to podcasts.

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The Business Manager is responsible to the Principal for the financial well- being of the College, and works closely with the College Council and Principal on corporate governance.

Mrs Katerina Milosovska

Katerina is a CPA who began her career as an auditor with the State Audit Office in Macedonia. Since arriving in Australia in 2007, she has worked in a variety of roles, including most recently as Finance Manager for Hockey Victoria. Katie and her family lived in Whitley College for a number of years. She has a passion for foreign languages.

The Bookkeeper is responsible for the College payroll and daily financial transactions and accounting. 

Ms Antonella Augello

Since completing her Advanced Diploma of Business (Accounting) in 1996, she has been working in the accounting and finance fields for the past 21 years. She worked in a Chartered Accounting firm in Business Advisory Services and then as a Financial Assistant. From 2010 she has worked in the community housing sector for a Not-for -Profit Housing Association as a Finance Officer.

Outside the office, Antonella’s interests include travel, dining out, shopping, reading and cooking.

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The Publications Officer works closely with the Principal and members of the Advancement Committee and is responsible for compiling and editing the College’s annual magazine, Luce, and maintaining communication with alumni.

Ms Shelley Roberts

Shelley graduated with Honours in English Language and Literature from the University of Melbourne in 1974. The following year she moved to the UK where she obtained a Post- Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of London and taught English for two years at a school in Surrey.

A move into book publishing via the Publishers Association in London preceded a return to Australia and a long career in the world of books, encompassing senior communications and marketing roles at Oxford University Press, Nelson Publishing, Collins Booksellers and the State Library of Victoria. An alumna of Janet Clarke Hall, Shelley treasures her memories of College days and welcomes the opportunity to engage with JCH alumni.

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The Librarian is responsible for the management, upkeep and expansion of the college Library as well as the preservation of the college’s archival collection.

Mrs Cindy Derrenbacker

Mrs Cindy Derrenbacker holds a BA in Political Science from Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL), an MLS from Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), and a Graduate Diploma in Theology from Regent College (Vancouver, BC). She has served as Library Director at Wycliffe College (Toronto, ON) and Regent and Carey Theological Colleges (Vancouver, BC), Reference Librarian at Tyndale University College & Seminary (Toronto, ON), Associate Librarian at the McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University (Sudbury, ON), and College Librarian at Whitley College (Melbourne). Cindy recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology through Trinity College Theological School at the University of Divinity, Melbourne.

Carolyn Stewart - Office Manager
The Office Manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of the office, acts as the Principal's P.A., the Admissions Secretary and handles all conference requirements.

Ms Carolyn Stewart

Carolyn's business qualifications include a Certificate of Business Studies in Accounting and a Graduate Certificate of Business in Project Management from Swinburne University of Technology. Carolyn has extensive financial and administrative experience in commercial environments.

The Facilities Manager is responsible for the good order of the College buildings and grounds. The role includes management of the daily in-house and contractor-provided services as well as the supervision of building and renovation projects.

Mr Bruce Stewart

Bruce has been with the College since 2008. He began his career in food service and hospitality management which progressed into multi- service delivery and project management. Bruce has held senior positions with major service providers including SHRM, Compass Group, Tempo and Eastern Healthcare Network. Prior to joining JCH, Bruce was a project manager for assignments for Fortesque Metals Group in the Pilbara, Australian Defence Force in East Timor and United Nations in Afghanistan.

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Assisting the Facilities Manager

Mr Michael Lynch

Michael has been working in the maintenance department at JCH on a part-time basis since 2019. In his own words, “it’s great to be involved in the intercollegiate work at Melbourne residential colleges. Having a strong building and carpentry background provides plenty of work opportunities to
keep busy on the grounds. It is very rewarding to be working alongside staff and students in a unique workplace always with an emphasis on OH&S requirements.”


Student Leadership

The Student Club Executive

Members of the College's Junior Common Room elect a Student Club Executive annually to provide leadership within the Student Club. Its office bearers hold responsibility for social, sporting, and cultural activities within the Student Club, working with the College to provide the best possible experience.

Student Club General Rep


The Student Club General Representative provides a point of communication and coordination between the Student Club and the College in matters relating to catering and student service related to the Dining Hall.

Resident Tutors

Resident Tutors

Resident Tutors serve in the College as teachers in their specialised areas, and mentors for students. They also share in offering pastoral care to students.

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Mr Aidan Carter (he/they)

Teaching areas: International Relations, History, Essay Writing, Sociolinguistics, Italian and French

Aidan has degrees in international relations, higher education. and foreign languages from the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and the University for Foreigners of Perugia (Italy). Originally from rural Victoria, he moved to Melbourne to attend university. He has 4 years’ experience in colleges as a Resident Tutor and mentor. Since graduation, he has worked at Swinburne, La Trobe and the University of Melbourne in research and teaching, and also worked as an English teacher and interpreter in Italy. He currently teaches in International Relations, Research Methods, Linguistics, and Italian studies at the University of Melbourne, and is completing his second master’s degree in Translation and Interpreting at RMIT. In his spare time, he enjoys learning languages; binging the latest
Netflix series; music (piano and singing); keeping fit through running, swimming, tennis or cycling; and travelling the world.

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Ms Amy Bongetti (she/her)

Teaching areas:  Biomedical Science, Scientific Writing

Amy completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne in 2019, majoring in Neuroscience. She then went on to complete her Honours year in Physiology. Currently she is completing her PhD at the University of Melbourne where she is investigating the biochemical mechanisms underlying muscle wasting in the ICU. Amy is also a tutor in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology and is involved in the Universities Elite Athlete Program.
Amy is passionate about women’s health, education, and sport. Outside of academia, if you can’t find her buried in a good book, you will most likely find her baking or either watching or playing sport.

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Ms Elise Matthyssen

Teaching areas:  Linguistics, Literature, English, Academic Skills, Essay Writing and French

Elise has degrees in Arts (English and French) and Engineering (Electrical) from UNSW. She is currently completing a Master of Applied Linguistics at the University of Melbourne and recently completed a CELTA qualification at RMIT for teaching English to speakers of other languages.
After growing up in country Victoria, she moved to Sydney for her undergraduate studies. This included an exchange semester in Paris, studying French courses in literature, film, and music. After graduating from UNSW with the University Medal in English, she spent two years travelling in Central and South America. She has taught English in Panama, Colombia, and Brazil and has volunteered as an English-Spanish interpreter in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada and the Peruvian Amazon.
Her interests include language learning and teaching, modernist literature, cooking, gardening, and playing piano. In her spare time, you’ll likely find her bell ringing in one of Melbourne's towers or out partner dancing to the rhythm of salsa, lindy hop, or blues.

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Mr Jack Tan

Teaching areas:  Literature, Creative Writing, Essay Writing, Collaborative Music

Jack has degrees in Education, English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Melbourne and the National University of Singapore. He has lived and worked in the Melbourne residential colleges since 2009. Jack is currently undertaking his PhD in Education and Creative Writing at RMIT. His research project involves storying his lived experience as a transcultural teacher. Jack has tutored extensively in Creative Writing and English Literature for the University of Melbourne Faculty of Arts and the residential colleges.

Jack is a keen collaborative pianist. At JCH, he performs regularly with student musicians and the JCH Choir. At St Jude’s Anglican Church, he serves as keyboard player for worship bands. Jack holds a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) with distinction in piano performance. 

Prior to his arrival in Melbourne, Jack worked as a piano teacher and classroom teacher in Singapore and Shanghai. Outside academia and music, Jack enjoys visual arts, cafés and bookstores, as well as driving and road trips.

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Mr Joshua McLeod (he/him)

Teaching areas:  Engineering, Mathematics, IT

Josh has degrees in Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering and Computer Science & Software Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology. Since graduation, Joshua has worked next door at Trinity College in many areas, including as a residential tutor, administrator, Choir Manager, and Foundation Studies teacher.
In other commitments, Joshua volunteers with the Society of St Vincent de Paul in numerous roles and sings in choirs. His hobbies include chess, reading, walking, piano, and spending time with people.

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Ms Rebekkah Markey-Towler (she/her)

Teaching areas:  Law, Criminology, Climate Change, Political Science

Rebekkah (Bek) has degrees in Arts (International Relations and Political Science) and Law from the University of Queensland. She is currently completing her PhD in climate change law at the Melbourne Law School. Her thesis looks at the purposes of law and regulation in a world warmed by climate change and, in particular, how we might address the implications of climate change for banks’ mortgage portfolios. Bek also works as a Research Fellow for Melbourne Climate Futures at the University of Melbourne. Her particular research interests are in the intersection of climate change law with corporate and financial law, and climate change litigation. Prior to working at the University, Bek taught English in Japan as part of the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme. She worked as the Executive Associate to a judge on the Federal Court of Australia. She has also tutored criminology, politics, and law subjects at colleges at the University of Melbourne. In her free time, Bek enjoys swimming, long distance running, and reading up on the latest climate change news. She also loves speaking with people and hearing their stories.

Non-Resident Tutors

In addition to our team of resident tutors we also have over 40 external or 'non-resident' tutors from various disciplines who run tutorials each semester. Here are some of our current non-resident tutors:

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Dominika Michalek (she/her)

Teaching areas: Biochemistry

Dom is a University of Melbourne BSc graduate, where she majored in Cell and Developmental Biology. She currently is a Biochemistry Honours student, completing her research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. RIPK1 is Dom's favourite protein, and her honours project involves studying its role within the cell signalling pathways controlling cell death and inflammation. When she's not in the lab, or busy looking after her houseplants, Dom enjoys exploring the Victorian landscape with surfing, skiing and sightseeing day trips. 


Erin Mathews (she/her)

Teaching areas: Art History and Theory 

Erin Mathews (she/her) is an artist, curator, writer and speaker based in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. She currently works in the professional gallery world, while making her own art and managing the Cabinet of Curiosities art project. Erin has over ten years experience working in galleries, with a focus on diversity and equality curating. She loves wandering around galleries and museums, and will hunt down the best font for a didactic label. In 2023 Erin is a Board Observer for Midsumma, and will continue as a non-residential tutor at Colleges at The University of Melbourne. 

She completed a Masters of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne in 2013, with a thesis titled “Procurement, Presentation and Publication: The Rosetta Stone in the British Museum”.  Don’t ask her about this unless you want a long discussion about the importance of this hunk of rock. Erin’s artistic practice is based in printmaking, with a focus on history (definitely inspired by her early love of the classic 1999 film The Mummy). She is usually found on the floor carving Lino plates.

When she’s not working, you can probably find her drinking an iced coffee in one of the wonderful cafes around Melbourne, listening to a podcast, or making (and devouring) some sort of baked goods. Erin produces work under the Cabinet of Curiosities name. Her work is currently available to purchase online and in-store from incube8r in Melbourne, Victoria.

You can see more information on her website.


Dr Joses Nathanael

Teaching areas: Chemistry

Joses graduated from the University of Melbourne with a PhD in Chemistry in 2019. Before being a college tutor, he was a student at Whitley College. In his final years of being at college, he took a role of Senior Student to support younger students and offer them pastoral care. College life has given so much to him and contributed significantly to his personal growth. Being a tutor is one of the ways he thinks he can give back to college.

Currently, he is working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Outside of academia, Joses really enjoys bouldering. Despite his fear of height, he thinks going bouldering has given him "wings" to "fly" and overcome this fear.


Lachlan Robinson

Teaching areas: Probability, Database Systems

Hello! My name is Lochie, and I'm excited to be a non-resident tutor at Janet Clarke Hall. My background spans across the natural sciences and languages, giving me a diverse range of expertise to draw upon in my tutoring practice.

I understand that every student has their own learning style, and I strive to tailor my lessons to meet their unique needs. I'm passionate about helping students develop their skills and reach their full potential.

Outside of tutoring, my interests include philosophy, math, physics, neuroscience, and AI. I also enjoy bouldering, hiking, cooking, and learning new things. I believe that a well-rounded education involves both academic pursuits and personal growth, and I encourage my students to explore their own interests beyond the classroom.

I'm looking forward to working with you and helping you achieve your academic goals.


Maki Nemoto

Teaching areas: Japanese

Maki completed her Bachelor of Design degree with majors in Graphic Design and Performance Design at the University of Melbourne. She is currently pursuing her Master of Teaching (Secondary) degree at the same university, with specialisations in Languages and Visual Arts & Design fields. 

Maki is actively involved in teaching outside of her academic pursuits. She works as a Japanese teacher at a community language school and tutors students ranging from Year 7 to University level. 

In her free time, Maki enjoys painting, learning and teaching languages, singing and playing volleyball. Aside from her hobbies, Maki is engaged in volunteering for various events and organisations such as the Tokyo Olympics, Melbourne Fashion Festival, and Melbourne Art Fair.

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Shreya Jha

Teaching areas: Management

Shreya received her degree in social - organisational psychology from Columbia University, and is now working towards a PhD in Organisational Behaviour. Her thesis seeks to understand the effects of introducing artificial intelligence (AI) in organisations. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she worked in consulting for 2 years. 

In her free time, she enjoys going on long hikes, exploring the hidden wonders of Victoria, and playing squash / tennis. 


Terans Gunawardhana

Teaching areas: Property in the Modern Economy

Property Valuation, Real Estate Finance, and Geographic Information Systems. He holds a Master of Real Estate Management and Valuation and a Master of Project Management and is currently pursuing his PhD in Built Environment at RMIT University. Terans was a senior lecturer at The University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, where he conducted lectures, practical sessions, and evaluations for various subjects at the Department of Estate Management and Valuation. He was also a visiting lecturer at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, and General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Sri Lanka. Terans has supervised over 25 undergraduate and six postgraduate research students, authored/co-authored three textbooks, and published more than 25 journal and conference articles. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience in contemporary real estate market trends, specialised property valuation, international land economics, and investment through his writing and public speaking engagements.

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Tin Nguyen

Teaching areas: Asian Studies, Anthropology and Social Sciences

Tin a local, second-generation Vietnamese-Australian, who personally values higher education, student engagement,  and continuous professional development. Having built up his skills and experiences over five years in the higher education sector in lecturing, tutoring, scholarly research, as well as in support services such as learning design, educational technology and academic librarianship, he enjoys promoting, coordinating and delivering learning programs to students, making use of his strengths in teaching and pedagogy, learning and education design, and passion for the discipline in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Tin holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Masters in Information Studies (Librarianship and Archives and Records Management). He is currently completing a Masters in Educational Studies at the University of Queensland.

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Ms Alice Pung OAM

Alice Pung began at Janet Clarke Hall as a Resident Tutor in 2004. She is the multiple-award-winning author of titles including Her Father’s Daughter, Unpolished Gem, Laurinda and One Hundred Days. One Hundred Days was shorlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and has been optioned to be made into a film. Alice also edited the widely acclaimed anthology, Growing Up Asian In Australia. Her books have been translated into German, Italian and Indonesian, and studied in school curricula around Australia, the US, UK and Asia. In 2022, Alice was awarded an Order of Australia for her Services to Literature.

A trained lawyer, Alice works three days a week at the Fair Work Commission, and spends the other days as a visiting author to different schools. She’s an Ambassador for Room to Read, the 100 Story Building and the Twentieth Man Foundation, organisations that aim to give disadvantaged young people a fair go in life and literacy.

Alice’s husband Nick Cadle (BA (Hons), MA (Urban Planning) currently works in Major Projects at The University of Melbourne. He has a degree in Arts with Honours in Political Science, exploring the concept of Australian Federalism, and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning. He studied for a year at Lund University in Sweden, and has worked on farms in France and the United States. He enjoys football, basketball, mathematics and many other things. Their three children are Leo (8), Daniel (4) and Celeste (2).

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A/Prof Anna Goldsworthy 

Anna Goldsworthy is an award-winning pianist and writer, and a festival director. 

As a pianist, Anna performs extensively throughout Australia and internationally. Recent appearances include solo engagements with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and the Australian Youth Orchestra; a six-city recital tour of China; and solo recitals at venues around Australia. An accomplished chamber musician, Anna is a founding member of Seraphim Trio. In 2019, Seraphim released the ARIA-award-winning CD Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds, with Paul Kelly, James Ledger, and Alice Keath, alongside the ambitious CD set Trio Through Time for the ABC, tracing the development of the piano trio from Mozart and Haydn until today.

As a writer, Anna was awarded Newcomer of the Year at the 2010 Australian Book Industry Awards for her debut memoir, Piano Lessons, which was released in Australia, North America, Germany, Korea and Vietnam. Other literary publications include the novel Melting Moments, the memoir Welcome to Your New Life, and the Quarterly Essay Unfinished Business: Sex, Freedom and Misogyny. She edited Best Australian Essays 2017. Anna’s writing for the stage includes the libretto for Victorian Opera’s award-winning production of The Magic Pudding; her acclaimed adaptation of Piano Lessons, commissioned by the Queensland Music Festival; the play, Maestro, co-written with her father, Peter Goldsworthy; and the cabaret show Cole for Michael Griffiths, for which he won a Helpmann Award. Her debut novel ‘Melting Moments’ was released in March 2020.

Anna is an Associate Professor at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. 

For more information on Anna Goldsworthy, visit her website.



Janet Clarke Hall is governed by a Council, to which the Principal reports on the day-to-day running of the College. Council is chaired by Adjunct Professor Clare Pullar, with distinguished representatives (many of them old members of the College) drawn from among the professions. The President of the Student Club (the Student Club Executive office bearers are listed below), and a member elected annually from the student club, serve as Council observers.

Chair of Council

Ms Clare Pullar

Deputy Chair

Mr Alex Murphy

Chair of Finance and Investment Committee

Mr Anthony Wood

Chair of Governance and Nominations Committee

Mr Allan Joseland


The Revd Prof Russell Goulbourne

Mr Stephen Higgs OAM

Ms Elizabeth Kennedy

Ms Bronwen Moncrieff

Professor Susan Sawyer AM

Professor Hugh Williams

Ms Sheryl Bartlett





Dr Eleanor Spencer-Regan

Company Secretary

Ms Katerina Milosovska

Student Observers

Ms Della Knight

Mr Callum Sargeant


Ms Clare Pullar

Clare Is Senior Consultant & Principal of Marts&Lundy.  She is a well-known and trusted advisor in development circles, providing counsel to both public and private educational and health institutions in Australia and Asia. Prior to this Clare has served education for over 25 years.  She was Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Advancement), for the University of Queensland where she led the preparations for its first comprehensive campaign which ultimately raised more than $600 million to students, teaching and research. She was Director of Advancement at Trinity College, where she its inaugural comprehensive campaign. Her career in educational philanthropy began with the establishment of the Goulburn Valley Grammar School in Shepparton, Victoria – built almost entirely with philanthropy. Clare is a Fellow of Trinity, a Distinguished Alumna of La Trobe University where she serves on its Council Foundation and a member of the Shepparton Arts Museum Foundation. Skiing and cycling with friends and her daughters are her other passions.

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Mr Alex Murphy

Alex is an Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor, leading teams at the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office who work on commercial, property, Native title, IP and technology matters. Prior to this, he spent 10 years at a major commercial law firm, where he acted for regulators and corporations in regulatory, competition and commercial matters. 

Alex is an experienced legal advisor, with particular experience managing relationships with regulators, resolving complex disputes or commercial negotiations and providing strategic, practical advice to key decision makers.

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Mr Anthony Wood

Anthony's career as a Chartered Accountant commenced in 1976 as an auditor with one of the large multi-national accounting firms. Since 1984, he has been a partner in an accounting practice focussing on small to medium businesses. He is currently a registered Tax Agent.

Since 1984 Tony has been involved in audit as a registered company auditor, business management, taxation and self-managed superannuation funds. His keen interest in aviation has enabled him to turn flying from that of a recreational pursuit to becoming a qualified commercial pilot. He has extensive experience in tourism-based charter flying, as the pilot of a 10-seat twin-engine aircraft Australia-wide. Flying continues to be one of Anthony's passions. He continues to enjoy his role as Treasurer of Janet Clarke Hall, a position that he has held for over 15 years.

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Mr Allan Joseland

Mr Allan Joseland was a resident of Janet Clarke Hall from 1988-1990, and was Senior Student in 1990. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chem) from the University of Melbourne and is a Graduate Member of the AICD.
Allan has wide-ranging management experience in operations, safety, quality, property, facilities management & capital works in the petrochemical, food, fertiliser, office and hospitality industries.  He is currently the General Manager – Safety, People & Culture for RACV and is a Director of Nationwide Towing.
Allan joined the JCH Council in 2019 and is the Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee.  He likes to spend his leisure time playing golf, tennis and cricket and enjoys having the occasional surf.

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Ms Bronwen Moncrieff

BSc, GDipEd, GDipFin, CFA

Bronwen was a JCH resident from 1983 to 1985 and joined the JCH College Council in 2019 as a member of the Finance and Investment subcommittee. Bronwen has more than 26 years experience in the investment industry, specialising in the research and evaluation of investment managers and the provision of advice to a wide range of clients. Bronwen is the General Manager and Head of Research for Zenith Investment Partners, a role she has held for more than 10 years.

Prior to joining Zenith, Bronwen held senior manager research analyst roles with the Future Fund, Lonsec and Russell Investments, living and working in the USA for nine years. Bronwen is also a volunteer puppy raiser for Guide Dogs Australia.

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Ms Elizabeth Kennedy

Elizabeth Kennedy BA LL.B (Hons) LL.M Grad Dip ( Med and Health law) GAICD

Elizabeth studied Arts /Law at the University of Melbourne and has practised law for many years. She has a Master of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in health and medical law. Elizabeth has a deep knowledge of the health industry and has acted for many hospitals and health practitioners over her career. After private practice with a number of legal firms as a partner and consultant, she acted as in house lawyer at the AMA, Monash Medical Centre, The Women’s and the Children’s Hospitals, Epworth and at Peter Mac.

She was a non resident of the College throughout her undergraduate years and studied history and law in tutorials at nearby colleges, whilst enjoying College life and making lifelong friends there. She was delighted to be appointed to the Council in 2020. 

Elizabeth has been a company director of many health and medical research organisations over her long career, and is currently a director of Western Health, East Melbourne Primary Health Network, Victorian Pharmacy Authority, and the Australian Psychological Society.  She is also a grandmother of three granddaughters and loves  spending time with them, as well as gardening, cooking, reading and going to the theatre. 


Professor Hugh Williams

Professor Hugh Williams is an advisor, investor and former technology executive. He has advised investment firms and technology companies including Doordash, Ocado and ASOS. He is the co-founder of CS in Schools, a charity that is creating sustainable change in digital technology education in schools. He is also an Enterprise Professor at the Melbourne Business School and The University of Melbourne, and an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University. He was formerly a vice president at Google, where he led Google Maps, and he has also previously held senior roles at eBay and Microsoft.

Hugh has a PhD in Computer Science from RMIT University. Outside of work, Hugh is an obsessive fan of the Seattle Mariners and a 25+ year Richmond Tigers member.


The Reverend Professor Russell Goulbourne

The Reverend Professor Russell Goulbourne is Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne and a noted French literature scholar. He was previously Professor of French Literature at King’s College London, where he also served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities from 2014 to 2018. Prior to this, he taught for more than a decade at the University of Leeds, after education at Keble College, Oxford. Professor Goulbourne has published and taught extensively on major figures in French intellectual culture of the 17th and 18th centuries including Voltaire, Diderot and Rousseau. His research interests include the history of the book and textual editing, and reception of classical antiquity in early modern France. He is the representative of the University of Melbourne to the Council of Janet Clarke Hall. 

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Mr Stephen Higgs OAM

Following graduation from the University of Melbourne as a geologist, Stephen’s early career in science teaching, at Melbourne Grammar and in the UK, outdoor activity co-ordination and school boarding management led him into several decades as Headmaster at Ballarat Grammar, another Anglican school. In his time there, the School doubled in size and added a campus in the Melbourne CBD, used also by many other schools, and a farm campus on the outskirts of Ballarat. Ballarat Grammar became a second home for several hundred boarders, developing close links with regional communities. The School joined the Round Square which offered myriad opportunities for international experience and understanding, and helped develop a service ethic and environmental awareness to underpin the life of the School. In 2019 Stephen received a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to education.
Stephen currently works as General Manager of Ecumenical Schools Australia, a diverse group of twenty independent schools, and chairs another group of forty regional schools from across Australia.

With his wife, Sue, Stephen lives on a small farm on the Moorabool River near Meredith, where they breed Lowline cattle, and have undertaken extensive tree planting and revegetation. Self-sufficiency extends to being off-grid and powering an electric vehicle, which assists in meeting regular grandparenting duties in Geelong. The fascination with rocks remains, the farm straddling three different rock types!


Professor Susan Sawyer AM MBBS MD FRACP FSAHM

Professor Susan Sawyer AM MBBS MD FRACP FSAHM holds the Geoff and Helen Handbury Chair of Adolescent Health at The University of Melbourne, and is director of the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital, a World Health Organization collaborating centre for adolescent health. An alumna of JCH, Susan was Senior Student in 1981 and has been a member of the JCH council since 2001.

After attending a progressive primary school and a country high school, Susan studied medicine at The University of Melbourne (1980-85) and subsequently trained in paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Initially specialising in Respiratory Paediatrics, her interest in adolescent health emerged out of experiences caring for complex adolescents with cystic fibrosis. After postdoctoral training at Harvard School of Public Health and Children’s Hospital Boston, she returned to Melbourne in 1995 to take up an academic appointment at The University of Melbourne, where for some time she juggled clinical appointments in both the Department of Respiratory Medicine and the newly established Centre for Adolescent Health, before ending up focussing on adolescent health.  

Among various roles, Susan chairs the Victorian Government’s Advisory Committee on Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer, co-chairs the International Pediatric Association’s Specialist Advisory Group on Adolescents, is the inaugural co-chair of the Australian Network of WHO Collaborating Centres and was president of the International Association for Adolescent Health (2017-2021). Having trained and mentored many health professionals across the world, she is passionate about teaching adolescent health. She leads a postgraduate program on adolescent health and wellbeing at The University of Melbourne and hosts a Massive Open Online Course on Global Adolescent Health.




In addition to its Council, the College has a President, a Visitor, and a number of elected Fellows. The Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne, the Most Reverend Philip Freier, is the President of Janet Clarke Hall. The College Visitor (patron in chief), Professsor Peter Doherty AC was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1996 and was Australian of the Year in 1997. Election as a Fellow of the College is the highest honour which the College can bestow, and our current Fellows are among our most distinguished alumna - among them Professsor Elizabeth Blackburn who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2009, Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors, a former head of CSIRO and Lieutenant Governor, and internationally famous writers, scientists, doctors and educators.

President of Janet Clarke Hall

The Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier

College Visitor

Professor Peter Doherty AC


Professor Adrienne Clarke AC

Professor Alexandra Walsham CBE

Professor Cheryl Saunders AO

Hon Diana Bryant AO, QC

Professor Doreen Rosenthal AO

Professor Elizabeth Blackburn AC

Professor Erika Feller AO

Dr Fay Marles AM

Dr Fiona Caro

Professor Gillian Triggs

Dr Helen Garner

Mrs Jaanette Enden

Professor Judith Whitworth AC

Ms Margie Richardson AM

Professor Mary Hiscock AM

Ms Michelle Grattan AO

Ms Penelope Lewisohn

Professor Ruth Fincher AM

Professor Sally Walker AM

Mr Timothy Thwaites



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