​​​​​​​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

As a ‘Melbourne Model’ graduate, Briana completed her BA(Honours) in Anthropology, and Executive Master of Arts with first class honours. Briana has both lived and professional experience within the Residential College setting, having been a past student, tutor and Community Relations Manager at Whitley College. Most recently, Briana represented the ten Colleges as the Intercollegiate Marketing Officer, joining the University of Melbourne at key recruitment events across Australia and overseas. Having worked closely with alumni of all ages, Briana is a strong advocate for intergenerational connection, fostering opportunities for students to both seek professional mentors, and to become peer mentors. In her spare time, Briana co-leads Youth Food Movement, Australia’s largest not-for-profit run by and for young people passionate about food literacy and sustainable food systems. Briana also has an ever-growing collection of board games (her favourite is Settlers of Catan, if you ever need an extra player).