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David Andrews's picture Senior Policy Advisor
+61 2 6125 9348

David joined the National Security College in July 2022 as a member of the Policy Engagement team, having previously held multiple roles in the Australian Department of Defence, including in Military Strategy, Strategic Policy, and Defence Export Controls Branches.

His research interests include Australian defence and foreign policy, the... read more

Ellen Bache's picture Business Support Officer
02 6125 5296

Ellen Bache joined the National Security College in October 2022. As Business Support Officer, they assist the Business Management team with finance, HR and office operations. Ellen completed their Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Marine Biology in 2014 and has worked in roles ranging from tourism to legal administration before coming to the ANU.

Thomas Bibo's picture Program Coordinator
Carolyn Bull's picture Deputy Head of College

Dr Carolyn Bull is seconded from the Office of National Intelligence, Australia’s peak intelligence agency, where she has worked in a range of senior analytical roles. Carolyn’s other professional experience spans diplomacy, international development and academic roles in Australia and internationally. She holds a PhD in Politics and undergraduate... read more

Joshua Burgess's picture Course Coordinator
+61 2 61251220

Josh has been working professionally at the ANU since 2019 starting as Business Support Officer in the School of Culture History and Language. He holds a Bachelor degree in Tourism Management and an Advanced Diploma of Languages in Japanese from the University of Canberra.

Justin Burke's picture

Justin Burke is a Senior Policy Advisor at the National Security College. He was the 2022 Michael and Deborah Thawley Scholar in International Security at CSIS and the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, and is also a non-resident fellow at the Center for Maritime Strategy and Security at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University, Germany.... read more

Owen Cooper's picture Senior Advisor, Futures Hub

Owen has been a Senior Advisor in the Futures Hub since 2020, where he helps government departments and officials think about and plan for the future, through facilitated workshops, simulations, training programs, advice and research. Prior to joining the NSC, Owen spent 14 years in intelligence analysis and tradecraft roles at the Department of Defence... read more

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William (Bill) Elischer's picture Director, Program Design and Delivery

Bill Elischer joined the ANU National Security College in July 2023 on secondment from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Originally from Perth, Western Australia he gained a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia.

After joining the British Army and training as a Commando, he attended the Royal Military Academy... read more

Katy Ghassemi's picture Course Coordinator
+61 2 6125 6637

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.

Rosie Gray's picture Program Manager - Executive and Professional Development and Bespoke Programs

Rosie transitioned to the ANU National Security College (NSC) in 2019, following more than ten years of experience in the university sector. Within NSC, Rosie manages the Executive and Professional Development Team, her responsibilities encompass the supervision and coordination of a suite of development programs including 1-2 day short courses, and... read more

Tim Hamer's picture Multimedia Officer

Tim joined the National Security College in August 2022 as a Research Assistant before moving into his new role of Multimedia Officer. Prior to joining the NSC, he had over five years of experience within the commercial media and communications industry through various positions. Tim is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in International... read more

Amani Hanna's picture Program Coordinator
6125 0750

Amani joined the NSC in February 2023, following her studies in law and international security at the ANU. She has an interest in international law and dispute resolution as well as Pacific Island security and their interrelationship. She has a major in Arabic language and is continuing her Spanish studies.

Claire Havens's picture Advisor, Futures Hub

Claire Havens is an Advisor in the Futures Hub on secondment from the Victorian Government. Claire has over 10 years of experience in climate change and energy policy, and has spent the past few years dedicated to developing her expertise in strategic foresight, including leading a team that published the Victorian Government’s first Long Term Insights... read more

Olivia Kim's picture Senior Communications Officer

Olivia Kim joined the ANU National Security College in July 2022 as the Senior Communications Officer, on secondment from the ANU Communications and Engagement team.

She supports the wide range of communications, engagement and marketing activities that enhance and promote the work of the College, including publications, events and the National... read more

Meagan Kopatz's picture Advisor, Futures Hub

Meagan joined the National Security College on secondment from The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in June 2023. She is an advisor in the Futures Hub, supporting the planning and delivery of training and workshops for government departments.

Meagan has worked across various agencies over her 17 year career in the Australian Public... read more

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Travis joined the ANU National Security College in September 2021, after working with the Law Council of Australia in an administrative role. Prior to this, he worked in the ACT Public Service and spent 17 years in the financial services industry working in both administrative and compliance roles, both in Australia and New Zealand.

Travis... read more

Simon Lee's picture Educational Design Manager
Brooke Mayfield's picture Senior Engagement Officer

Brooke Mayfield joined the National Security College in January 2024. She works with the Communications and Events team to promote the college. Prior to joining the college she spent seven years as a Marketing Manager at a professional services firm, working in event & project management.Brooke has a Bachelor of Arts in National Security &... read more

Breanna Minsini's picture Program Coordinator

Breanna Minisini joined the National Security College in July 2023. Prior to joining the NSC Breanna was a Program Manager at the National Judicial College of Australia and was responsible for consolidating educational programs for judicial officers around the country. Breanna has a passion for organising events and has a Bachelor of Events and Tourism... read more

Lorraine Morgan's picture Director, Executive and Professional Development
0409 006 567

Lorraine joined the ANU National Security College in January 2022 on secondment from the Office of National Intelligence. Lorraine has experience in intelligence, law enforcement, policy, capacity development and professional development across a range of national security community agencies including Defence, the AFP, ACIC, ONI and AGD. Lorraine has a... read more

Chelsea Muir's picture Communication and Events Manager

Chelsea Muir has worked at the ANU National Security College (NSC) since 2018. Originally on secondment from the Department of Agriculture and the Environment (formerly Agriculture and Water Resources), she developed a passion for working within the higher education sector, focusing specifically on national security issues.

Chelsea started at the... read more

no photo available Cyber Engagement Coordinator
+61 2 6125 3711

Nurkemala Muliani joins the National Security College from the ANU Indonesia Project. She has a wealth of experience from roles at the ANU, Australia Awards Indonesia, Universitas Indonesia and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta. Nuke graduated from The Australian National University with a Master of International and... read more

Tanuj Parakh's picture Senior Communications Officer
02 6125 8244

Originally from India, Tanuj completed his Master of International Relations from ANU. He started working at NSC in 2023, prior to which he worked as a Project Officer – Outreach & Communications at the Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU. Tanuj has a background in corporate communications, public relations and has worked extensively in the tertiary... read more

Melissa Permezel's picture Advisor, Futures Hub

Melissa is an Advisor in the Futures Hub having come across on secondment from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in the Commonwealth Government where she’s been undertaking policy development work. Melissa has a varied policy and urban development background. She has lived in Kenya for 15 years and worked for the UN’s UN-Habitat there (the arm... read more


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