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Senior Communications Officer
6125 8958; 0413 626 373
martin.blaszczyk@anu.edu.au
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02 6125 6484
christopher.budd@anu.edu.au

Christopher is currently seconded to the National Security College for 12 months.

Christopher’s ORCID

Christopher has a Bachelor of Arts (USYD 2009) and a Double Masters of Policing, Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism and International Security Studies (MQU 2013).

Director Professional Studies
(02) 6125 6486
jay.caldwell@anu.edu.au

Jay Caldwell joined the National Security College in 2017 as the Director of Professional Studies. He has fourteen years of experience in the public service focused on national security and how central agencies can better support decision-makers. Prior to this, Mr Caldwell was an educator with Queensland’s Department of Education and the ACT’s Canberra... read more

Director National Security Policy, National Security College
jacinta.carroll@anu.edu.au

Jacinta Carroll joined the National Security College as the Director, National Security Policy, in August 2017. She is a member of NSC’s Futures Council and works across the NSC’s professional development, policy and academic programs.

Previously, Jacinta was the inaugural Head of ASPI’s Counter Terrorism Policy Centre, a position she held since... read more

612 56414
madeleine.clark@anu.edu.au

Madeleine Clark joined the National Security College in September 2016 on secondment from the Department of Immigration and Border protection as the Manager, Course Evaluation and Reporting.

Her main responsibility at the NSC is to evaluate the executive and professional development courses, and student satisfaction of the academic program.... read more

Director, Strategy and Development, National Security College
+61 2 6125 3571
Sharon.Dean@anu.edu.au

Sharon Dean joined the National Security College in October 2016 as the Director for Strategy and Development on secondment from the Office of National Assessments.

Her key focus is preparing the College for the longer term including: facilitating the NSC’s strategic relationships with public and private sector partners; responding to requests... read more

Policy and Events Officer
6125 1220
chris.farnham@anu.edu.au

Chris Farnham joined the National Security College in June 2015 as Policy and Events Officer. His career focus has been on Geopolitics with experience working in and out of China for a number of years as well as operating in Australia and Southeast Asia.

Previous to his time at the NSC Chris was the National Operations Manager at the Australian... read more

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6125 3565
katy.ghassemi@anu.edu.au
Senior Research Officer, National Security College
0410 866 594
marty.harris@anu.edu.au

Marty Harris joined the National Security College in 2017, providing research support to the Head of College. His prior positions include foreign policy adviser to the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senior Researcher at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Library, and Research Associate at the Lowy Institute for International Policy.

He holds a... read more

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Gabrielle.Kneipp@anu.edu.au

Gabrielle is currently on secondment from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and studying a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Communication in Journalism.

02 6125 6482
brett.macdonald@anu.edu.au

Brett MacDonald joined the National Security College in April 2016 as Manager of Course Development and Delivery in the Executive and Professional Development team, on secondment from the Australian Federal Police. His career has included roles in adult education, human resource (HR) and project management, with over 25 years’ experience across a number... read more

michelle.mosey@anu.edu.au

Michelle joined the National Security College in April 2017, on secondment from the Department of Defence as the Senior Advisor Cyber Security. Michelle’s career has focussed on national security elements in intelligence and security, with a strong focus on emerging technologies, cyber and information policy development and multi-national relationships... read more

*Senior Coordinator, Student Recruitment and Development*
+61 2 6125 6131
farnaz.salehzadeh@anu.edu.au

Farnaz Salehzadeh has 20 years of experience working in student recruitment, marketing and academic administration. She joined the National Security College in 2012 as the Academic Program Coordinator for the graduate studies program. Her career focus has been on international and domestic student recruitment, student administration, marketing and... read more

Senior Finance Officer
6125 8954
joanne.sutherland@anu.edu.au
Manager, Course Development & Delivery
02 6125 1937
sari.sutton@anu.edu.au

Sari Sutton joined the National Security College in February 2016, on secondment from the Department of Defence, as a manager of the Executive and Professional Development team. Her career focus has been on international policy, in particular Defence engagement with Australia’s partners in the Asia-Pacific, capacity-building, inter-agency crisis response... read more

Course Coordinator, National Security College
6197 0123
hugh.thornton@anu.edu.au

Hugh Thornton is a Course Coordinator at the National Security College. Hugh studied Sport Management and has a background in program and forum coordination. Hugh holds a Bachelor in Sports Science and Management from the University of Canberra.

Business Manager (National Security College)
6125 9479
renee.vercoe@anu.edu.au
Course Coordinator
02 6125 1938
niru.verma@anu.edu.au

Niru joined the College in May 2017, on secondment from her permanent role as the Executive Officer of the National Security Division at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Before this role, Niru was an adviser in the Border Security Policy team at PM&C.

Niru has an undergraduate in Information and Communication Technology from... read more

Senior Advisor, Policy Engagement and Futures Hub
61253696
ryan.young@anu.edu.au

Dr Ryan Young is the Senior Advisor, Policy Engagement and Futures Hub.

Prior to the NSC he spent almost 5 years in strategic policy in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) where he worked across all areas of public policy, including cyber security, counter terrorism policy, infrastructure, innovation, school funding and... read more

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