Leadership

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

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The Principal is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the College in all its aspects.

Dr Damian Powell

graduated with First Class Honours in history and archaeology from the University of Melbourne, winning the Margaret Kiddle Prize for history, the William Cullican Prize for archaeology, and the Dwight Prize for combined honours, and working on the University's Tell Ahmar Archaeological Expedition in Syria. His doctorate was awarded the E.W. Benham Prize by the University of Adelaide. During his academic career Dr Powell has lived and worked in six university colleges in Australia, also lecturing in New Zealand at the University of Canterbury. 

Among other positions, Dr Powell served on the Expert Panel for the Human Rights Commission review of Women in the Australian Defence Force, as a Director of Ballarat and Queen’s Anglican Grammar School, and as a Voting Trustee for the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC). A Senior Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, he speaks and publishes on aspects of Australian and British legal and military history.

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The Dean and Deputy Principal works closely with the Principal to provide leadership in all areas of College life. As the senior staff member living on site, she is particularly responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the College in this respect, leading the residential tutor team and overseeing pastoral well-being within the College.

Ms Margie Welsford

Ms Margie Welsford 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 pyschologist. 

Ms Welsford lives at Janet Clarke Hall with her husband, Reverend Nathan Nettleton, their daughter Acacia who is a student at the University of Melbourne and two dogs, Dusty and Delta. Ms Welsford enjoys walking, running, singing and reading.


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The Director of Studies is responsible for the academic programmes of the College, and works closely with the Vice-Principal on matters of academic and pastoral well-being.

Mrs. Donna Davies

holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Science from RMIT University, and has held a range of senior positions in the secondary school sector, including Senior School curriculum coordinator at Methodist Ladies' College, Kew. Mrs Davies has lectured at RMIT and Monash Universities and Strode College in the United Kingdom. She has residential experience in boarding schools, including the Millfield School, the largest co-educational boarding school in the United Kingdom.

Mrs Davies also works for the International Baccalaureate Organisation as a reviewer and author of the Sports and Exercise Health Science international curriculum. She is the co-author of two secondary school text books, Jump Start 7 and 8 and Jump Start 9 and 10 (2007, 2011, 2014) published by Cambridge Press. Mrs Davies plays competition tennis and enjoys walking and supporting intercollegiate sport.


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The Business Manager is responsible to the Principal for the financial well being of College, and works closely with Council and Principal to regulate financial policies.

Dr Brian Clarke

Brian is a Chartered Accountant who began his career with Deloitte's in Canada. After some years as an auditor and consultant, he moved to Australia and worked for Monash and Deakin Universities where he completed his MBA and Doctoral studies. He is currently a consultant and works for the accounting profession in an advisory role, as a textbook and exam author, and a a quality control reviewer.


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The Director of Development works closely with the Principal and members of the Advancement Committee and is responsible for the College’s fund-raising program.

Ms Shelley Roberts

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 in London preceded a return to Australia and a long career in the world of books, encompassing senior communications and marketing roles in publishing, book-selling and libraries. An alumna of Janet Clarke Hall, Shelley treasures her memories of College days and welcomes the opportunity to re-engage with JCH in this development role. She can be contacted atdevelopment@jch.unimelb.edu.au or by phone on 03 9349 7180.


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

Ms Mari Nicholls

Holds a diploma in Accounting from the South Australian Institute of Technology and has extensive experience in accounting and bookkeeping. Mari worked in various accountancy practices and in private practice before coming to JCH.


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

Ms Carolyn Stewart'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.


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The Librarian is responsible for the management and expansion of the college library as well as the preservation of the college's archival collection.

Ms. Jennifer Martin

Holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of NSW, an MA in Sociology from the University of NSW, a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management from the University of Canberra and a Graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology from Monash University. Jennifer is currently undertaking her PhD at Monash University. Jennifer also has many years of library and management experience in both the TAFE and tertiary education sectors.


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The I.T. Manager is responsible for the Network & Computer facilities.

Mr Amrick Singh

Mr Amrick Singh holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Melbourne (Parkville) and has been working as an IT consultant in Melbourne for ten years across a broad range of roles and industries ranging from corporate clients such as UXC (Australia’s largest IT services provider) to smaller, boutique companies such as the Original PC Doctor and more recently educational institutions such as the Australian School of Performing Arts.

Amrick is a keen basketball player and has been playing since a young age. He has played at both junior and senior club levels and is currently playing in the Melbourne Eastern Basketball Association. In his spare time he enjoys furthering his basketball skills and general athleticism on the court or in the gym, as well as indulging in computer gaming and staying up-to-date with the latest technological trends.


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The Facilities Manager is responsible for the efficient operation of the College buildings and grounds as a prestigious student accommodation community. 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

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.

Most recent assignments include management of projects for Fortesque Metals Group in the Pilbara, Australian Defence Force in East Timor and United Nations in Afghanistan.


Student Leadership

Student Leadership

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.


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The Student Club President (Senior Student) Mr William Bonwick

is charged with leadership of the Student Club, works closely with the Principal to ensure the wellbeing of the Student Club and the College, and represents the Club at intercollegiate student bodies.


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The Student Club Vice-President Ms Eleanor McCormack

is deputy to the President, and supports the President in the smooth running of the Club, including through close engagement with the Principal and Vice-Principal.


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The Student Club Treasurer Ms Alice Wang

is responsible for the financial wellbeing of the Club and its legal representative as an incorporated body, maintaining the accounts and overseeing income and expenditure in accordance with government regulations.


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The Student Club Secretary Ms Hilly Pammer-Green

is responsible for the administration of the Club including through its Calendar and minutes of meetings. A legal representative of the Club, the Secretary provides a key point of record and communication with the Student body.


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The Student Club General Representative Ms Annabel Weiss

provides a vital link between the student body and the College in all matters relating to food service and preparation, working closely with the Vice-Principal including in relation to the College Workscheme programme.


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The Student Club Arts and Cultural Representative Mr Jack Perry

is responsible for promoting the cultural life of the Student Club, including through participation in the Intercollegiate Arts and Cultural Council.


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The Student Club Male Sports Representative Mr Kenta Yokote

oversees the sporting life of the Club in close collaboration with the Male 'Sports Rep', promoting women's sport (social and competitive) within and beyond the Intercollegiate Sports Council.


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The Student Club Female Sports Representative Ms Sienna Scheule

oversees the sporting life of the Club in close collaboration with the Female 'Sports Rep', promoting men's sport (social and competitive) within and beyond the Intercollegiate Sports Council.


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 Michael Stuiber

Teaching areas:  Physics

Michael studied physics at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in Germany and the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He came to Australia to start his PhD in Physics at the University of Melbourne in September 2013 and is about to submit his thesis. Previously h e was a residential tutor at Whitley College for  three years.   His research is about low dimensional quantum systems for quantum computation applications.


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Ms Jade Taylor

Bachelor of Science

Chemistry

Jade Taylor graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. During 2018, Jade worked as a Biochemistry Analyst within a pharmaceutical laboratory where she enjoyed the use of her degree within a practical and hands-on environment. 2019 will see her return to the University of Melbourne for graduate study in the Chemistry department to further broaden and expand her scientific knowledge.

As an aside to her studies, Jade is heavily interested in both music and photography, and often finds herself playing the guitar, listening to music, or capturing and editing photographs during leisure time.


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Ms Emily Delahunty

Teaching areas:  English Literature, Philosophy, Sociology

Emily attended Loreto College Ballarat before relocating to Melbourne for her Bachelor of Arts, throughout which she was a resident of St. Mary’s College.

A first-class honours Executive Master of Arts graduate of the University of Melbourne, Emily is passionate about the importance of education as a tool for personal, social and economic development.   

Most recently, Emily spent a year working in the Individual Needs department of a large private secondary school, becoming involved in project-based mentoring and resource development. She is currently undertaking the Master of Teaching (Secondary) in English and Humanities.   Emily also has an extensive volunteer history across disability support, emergency response and community development programs both locally and interstate.


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Mr James Carey

Teaching areas:  History, Media and Communications

James holds an Bachelor of Arts (Hons) with a double major in History an Media Studies/Communications from Monash University.

Following his undergraduate degree, he gained experience in education management and professional tutoring at tertiary institutions. He is now completing a Masters of International Relations at the University of Melbourne, where is President of the Melbourne Postgraduate International Relations Organisation (MPIRO). He is a Risk Insights Analyst for Canberra-based online publication Foreign Brief, and has just begun an editorial position at the Australian Institute of International Affairs' (AIIA) student publication, Quarterly Access. He also has experience in NGOs, helping Syrian refugees in Greece for an extended period.


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Ms Katherine Fitzgerald

Teaching areas:  Mathematics, Psychology

Katherine completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and Advanced Mathematics at Macquarie University, graduating with acceptance into the Golden Key International Honour Society.

During this degree Katherine spent most of her spare time volunteering for a range of not-for-profit organisations, strengthening her motivation to empower and educate today’s youth. After moving to Melbourne to pursue a career in teaching, she worked as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tutor within the Australian Catholic University’s Indigenous Higher Education Unit (Jim-baa-yer), while undertaking a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary). Katherine has since been employed as a Mathematics Teacher at Methodist Ladies college, focusing on increasing student engagement levels in Mathematics classes through Project and Service based learning.

A fully registered teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching, Katherine aims to deepen her understanding of the relationship between student wellbeing and academic success. As such, she is currently completing a Masters of Counselling at Monash University. 

In her spare time, Katherine enjoys maintaining her own health and fitness, regular participating in group fitness classes at the gym and obtaining qualifications as a Les Mills Body Pump Instructor and Yin Yoga Teacher. 


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Ms Natalia Evertsz

Teaching areas:  Human Nutrition, Scientific Writing

Natalia Evertsz completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in French, at the University of Melbourne in 2012. Keen to pursue her interest in public health, she went on to complete a Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition at Deakin University in 2014. Her graduate studies sparked a passion for clinical medicine alongside public health, and she returned to the University of Melbourne to complete a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Immunology, which she completed in 2017. She is currently completing the Doctor of Medicine.

Alongside her studies, Natalia also worked has a Research Assistant for the Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity, investigating the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s orthopaedic surgery infection prevention program. She also completed an internship at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, assisting with the development of an ethical framework for community engagement in setting priorities in international research. Natalia is also a qualified personal trainer and is the fitness coach for the Victorian Young Dressage Squad.


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Mr Jack Tan

Teaching areas:  English Literature, Creative Writing, Essay Writing

Jack has degrees in English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Melbourne and the National University of Singapore. He has lived and worked in the Melbourne Colleges since 2009, including as Resident Tutor at JCH (2010- 2015) and Dean of Studies at Whitley College (2015-2017). Jack is currently completing a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Melbourne.

Jack has given research presentations at the Universities of Melbourne, Queensland and Western Australia, and was previously Faculty of Arts’ graduate student representative at the Dickens Project at UC Santa Cruz and UCLA. In 2017, Jack was an invited speaker at the Dickens Fellowship (Melbourne).

Prior to his arrival in Melbourne, Jack worked as a piano teacher as well as a classroom teacher in Singapore and Shanghai.   He holds a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) with distinction in piano performance.


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Ms Rose Chaffey

Bachelor of Music

Music

Rose grew up in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales and moved to Melbourne in 2015 to pursue her study of classical cello.  She completed her Bachelor of Music (Cello Performance) at the University of Melbourne in 2016 and is currently completing her Honours (Performance) jointly at the University of Melbourne and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she won the single position available for Australian students. Since 2012, Rose has been a Principal and Tutti member of the Australian Youth Orchestra. Additionally, she was invited to perform at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in 2018 with world renowned cellists István Várdai and Guy Johnson. She performed at the 2016 Australian Musica Viva Festival and the 2015 and 2017 Melbourne International Cello Festivals.  Rose has been awarded numerous scholarships including the Kate Flowers Memorial Scholarship, the Liselotte Nassau Cello Scholarship, and the Corina D’Hage Mayer String Scholarship. She was a featured soloist on ABC Classic FM with the Australian Youth Orchestra and has appeared on Melbourne’s 3MBS FM radio station. Rose is an experienced freelance musician and cello teacher and looks forward to extending her experiences and abilities to all with a musical focus at JCH.

Away from music, Rose has a keen interest in sports and visual arts, and loves spending time outdoors. In her spare time Rose can be found sewing, drawing, running, cooking and hiking.


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Ms Alice Pung 

Alice Pung is a Melbourne writer, lawyer and teacher. She is the bestselling author of Her Father's Daughter and Unpolished Gem. Unpolished Gem won the 2007 Australian Newcomer of the Year award in the Australian Book Industry Awards and was shortlisted for several other awards including the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards and The Age Book of the Year 2007. Her Father's Daughter won the 2012 Western Australia Premier's Literary Awards, and was shortlisted for the Victorian and Queensland Literary Awards.

Alice has had stories and articles published in Good Weekend, Meanjin, the Monthly, Age, The Best Australian Stories, Westerley, Griffith Review and The Lifted Brow; and her books are studied as VCE and HSC texts.

In 2008, Alice was the Asialink writer-in-residence at Peking University, and in 2009, the Australian representative at the Iowa International Writing Program. She has given guest lectures at Brown University, Vassar College, Peking University, and the Universities of Bologna, Milano and Pisa. In 2010, she was a judge for the Walkley Awards for Journalism, and the 2011 Australian representative to the US Department of State 'Fall and Recovery' writers' tour of disaster and conflict sites of America. Alice is currently an Ambassador for Room To Read, the 100 Storey Building, and the 20th Man Fund.


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Dr Anna Goldsworthy 

Janet Clarke Hall is proud to have internationally renown pianist, Dr Anna Goldsworthy as our inaugural Kenneth Moore Memorial Music Scholar. Throughout the year, Dr Goldsworthy performs recitals for our benefit. Dr Goldsworthy frequently performs with Australian orchestras and in 2004 completed a triumphant world tour performing in festivals and concert halls in Australia, Asia, Europe and North and South America.

She is a founding member of the Seraphim Trio, which has performed throughout Asia and Europe, and appears regularly in Australia for Musica Viva and at regional music festivals. The trio studied chamber music with Hatto Beyerle in Hanover, and was awarded the prizes for Leading Piano Trio and Audience Choice in the 2001 National Chamber Music Competition.

Anna currently teaches piano at the University of Melbourne. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Best Australian Essays 2007, 2008, and 2009, The Monthly, The Australian, The Australian Book Review and The Australian Literary Review. Anna is also currently Artistic Director of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival. She records for the ABC Classics label. In 2014, she will be releasing a new memoir, Welcome to Your New Life, and composing the libretto for Victorian Opera's production of The Magic Pudding.

ABC Classics signed Anna to record a CD of music she performed while on tour.

For more information on Anna Goldsworthy, visit her website.


Council

Council

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 Paul Turner

Chair of Finance and Investment Committee

Mr Anthony Wood

 

Ms Elly Grace

Mr Stephen Higgs

Mr Allan Joseland

Ms Bronwen Moncrieff

Mr Alex Murphy

Ms Jenny Ross

Professor Susan Sawyer

Professor Julie Willis

Principal

Dr Damian Powell

Company Secretary

Ms Jennifer Smith

Student Observers

Mr William Bonwick

Ms Maggie Little

Fellows

Fellows

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

Fellows

Dr Valerie Asche AM

Professor Elizabeth Blackburn AC

Dr Fiona Caro

Professor Adrienne Clarke AC

Mrs Jaanette Enden

Dr Helen Garner

Professor Mary Hiscock

Ms Penelope Lewisohn

Professor Lynne Reid

Dr Fay Marles AM

Professor Cheryl Saunders AO

Mr Timothy Thwaites

Professor Gillian Triggs

Professor Sally Walker AM

Professor Alexandra Walsham CBE

Professor Judith Whitworth AC


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