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Photo of Elisabete da Cunha Chair – Elisabete da Cunha

  • Overall coordination and chair of meetings
  • Document activities
  • Report to ICRAR members
  • Report to ICRAR exec
EXEC Representative – Luca Cortese

  • Informs committee of Exec views
  • Report to ICRAR Exec
  • Contribute ideas
  • Handle high-level activities
Student development officer – Matthew Young

  • Lead mentorship program for students
  • Organise two annual development sessions
Student Representative – Matthew Frosst

  • Inform the committee of HRD students issues
Photo of Giulia Gender diversity officer – Giulia Santucci

  • Organise activities to raise awareness for gender bias and support women at the student and ECR stages
  • Raise awareness and contract LGBTIA+ issues
  • Ensure a bias-free work environment (e.g. press releases, posters, wall papers)
  • Controlling gender balance in committees
Photo of Aaron Wards officer – Aaron Ludlow

  • Select and train wards
  • Publicise wards program
  • Liaise to DEI committee and exec
  • Keep wards record
Photo of Asha Stabback DEI ambassador & Deputy Chair – Asha Stabback

  • Keep informed with diversity and equity issues and activities outside of ICRAR
  • Liaise with other UWA diversity committees and activities (inc. SAGE)
  • Liaise with the DevCom at Curtin
Awards, data & web officer – Lisa Randell

  • Collect/keep track of gender balance: panels, students, post-docs, staff
  • Lead applications to awards (such as Pleiades)
  • Establish climate survey requirements
  • Annual climate survey: design, execute, process data, present results to committee
  • Regularly update webpage


Committee Renewal process

Committee members are elected for 2 years, with about half of the positions renewed each year. After a two-year period, members are normally replaced by new voluntary members from ICRAR-UWA. If finding new members for the open positions turns out to be difficult, the membership of existing members can be renewed. An exception to this rule is the EXEC representative (Renu), who, by default, remains part of the committee to secure its long-term connection into the executive.