Professional

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Catherine Bridges's picture Cyber Adviser
+61 417 393 908
catherine.bridges@anu.edu.au

Catherine Bridges joined the National Security College in June 2018 on secondment from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as Cyber Adviser. Her career has included roles in policy development, implementation and advice, legal analysis and advice and stakeholder engagement across several government agencies including the Attorney-General’s... read more

no photo available Course coordinator
+61 2 6125 3565
abby.catucod@anu.edu.au

Abby Catucod joined the National Security College as Course Coordinator in January 2018. She was acting Executive Assistant to the Head of College for an interim period in 2017.

Her human resources experience involved the design and implementation of the human resource development program for the provincial government of Northern Samar under the... read more

no photo available Cyber Course Coordinator
janelle.chhor-ung@anu.edu.au

Janelle Chhor is the Cyber Course Coordinator within the National Security College. She has held a variety of positions in the higher education and think tank industry, primarily in course coordination, communications and event management.

Janelle holds a Bachelor of Communications and Public Relations from the University of Canberra and a... read more

Sharon Dean's picture Chief Operating Officer, National Security College
+61 2 6125 3571
Sharon.Dean@anu.edu.au

Sharon Dean joined the National Security College in October 2016 as the Chief Operating Officer 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 for tender;... read more

Christopher Farnham's picture Senior Outreach Policy Officer
+61 2 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

Laura Florance's picture Executive Assistant to the Head of College
6125 7507
EA.Head.NSC@anu.edu.au
Christina Gee's picture
61256261
christina.gee@anu.edu.au

NSC students and applicants should please contact Christina at crawford.degrees@anu.edu.au.

Christina works in the Crawford Student Hub and is the Senior Program Coordinator for the Master of National Security Policy. Christina has worked in a variety of education administration roles at the ANU since January 2010. In 2016 she received the Dean’s... read more

Katy Ghassemi's picture Course Coordinator
+61 2 6125 6637
katy.ghassemi@anu.edu.au

Katy joined the National Security College in 2015 as a Course Coordinator. She has held a variety of positions in the public and private sectors.

Katy holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.

Katherine Mansted's picture Senior Adviser Public Policy
Katherine.Mansted@anu.edu.au

Katherine Mansted is the Senior Adviser for Public Policy at the National Security College, and works across the public policy and executive education functions of the College. She is also a non-resident fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and co-hosts the National Security Podcast on PolicyForum... read more

Chelsea Muir's picture
Chelsea.Muir@anu.edu.au

Chelsea joined the National Security College in June 2018 on secondment from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. Within the NSC Chelsea works as a Course Coordinator in the Executive & Professional Development Team, assisting with the design and implementation of multiple courses run by the College.

While working at the... read more

Sarah Roberts's picture Deputy Head
Sarah.Roberts@anu.edu.au

Sarah Roberts joined the National Security College in February 2021 on secondment from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, taking up a new role as Deputy Head of College. She plays a lead part in reshaping the College and its capabilities as it moves into its second decade – contributing to the full suite of NSC activities, expanding its... read more

no photo available Research Assistant
02 6125 0369
evangeline.sharman@anu.edu.au
Joanne Sutherland's picture Senior Finance Officer
+61 2 6125 8954
joanne.sutherland@anu.edu.au
Anne Taylor's picture Program Evaluation and Reporting Manager
6125 7719
Anne.Taylor@anu.edu.au

Anne Taylor joined the National Security College in November 2018 and brings to the College over 20 years experience in learning and development.

Throughout her professional career Anne has been responsible for managing and implementing a wide range of organisational learning and development strategies within the Australian Defence Force (ADF)... read more

no photo available Cyber Engagement Manager
+61 2 6125 0167
liz.west@anu.edu.au

Liz West is the Cyber Engagement Manager within the National Security College. Liz has over 15 years’ experience in project management, public sector governance and senior leadership roles. Her previous roles include Acting Executive Director of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Strategic Policy... read more

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Ryan Young's picture Director, Futures Hub
+61 2 6125 3696
ryan.young@anu.edu.au

Dr Ryan Young is the Director, NSC Futures Hub.

He leads work on how to integrate analysis of long-term trends and potential futures into effective everyday policy making.

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... read more

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