Staff

 


General enquiries:

T: +61 2 9351 7249
F: +61 2 9351 6877
E: us-studies@sydney.edu.au

 


 

Dr Bates Gill

CEO of the US Studies Centre

bates.gill@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9351 7249


Dr Bates Gill commenced as CEO of the US Studies Centre in October 2012 after a five year appointment as the Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. He previously led major r… more


Dr Thomas Adams

Lecturer in History and American Studies

thomas.adams@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9036 7948


Dr Thomas Jessen Adams is jointly appointed between the United States Studies Centre and the Department of History. He received his PhD in US History from the University of Chicago.… more


Sarah Amr

Internal Auditor


Sarah Amr is an Internal Auditor at the US Studies Centre. Sarah is in her final year of a Commerce degree and recently completed a vacation placement at KPMG in their Financial Services Audit team.… more


Luika Bankson

Admissions and Marketing Manager

luika.bankson@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9114 2628


Luika is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She spent the past two years as a Marketing Manager for CRCC Asia in Shanghai where … more


Susan Beale

Web and Communications Manager

susan.beale@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9036 5087


Susan manages a team responsible for the development and maintenance of the US Studies Centre's online marketing and communications strategy. This includes the Centre's websites, social media, email m… more


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Jonathan Bradley

Media Officer

jonathan.bradley@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9114 2683


Jonathan Bradley has been with the US Studies Centre since 2008 — first as a student in the Masters program and currently as a member of staff. A Sydneysider and occasional Seattleite, Jonathan … more


Lauren Brown

Project Manager - Behavioural Exchange

lauren.brown@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9351 7249


Lauren Brown’s background is in marketing and events management in corporate, sport and government environments. After managing the development of a variety of initiatives including the marketin… more


Oliver Duchesne

Student Ambassador


Oliver is a Student Ambassador and Research Assistant at the US Studies Centre. In semester 1, 2013, he was the recipient of the US Consul General Award. Oliver is a current Bachelor of Arts student, … more


Nina Fudala

Director of Media

n.fudala@bigpond.com

Phone: +61 409 321 918


Nina Fudala is a media and public relations professional, drawing on vast experience in mainstream journalism, senior roles in media management, international relations, public diplomacy and media tra… more


Dr Sean Gallagher

Chief Operating Officer

sean.gallagher@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9351 4601


Dr Sean Gallagher is Chief Operating Officer of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney where he is a Research Associate in American Higher Education. He has previously held roles… more


Melissa Grah-McIntosh

Director of Events and Project Management

melissa.grah-mcintosh@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9114 2607


Melissa Grah-McIntosh's background includes leading the corporate communications function of an organisation across external and internal communications, events and marketing and has recently begun de… more


Dr Gorana Grgic

Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy

gorana.grgic@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 8627 0128


Gorana was awarded a PhD in International Relations at the University of Sydney in 2014. Gorana’s dissertation explored the dynamics of political liberalisation and ethnic conflicts in former So… more


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Max Halden

Media Officer

max.halden@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9036 9137


Max Halden is a recent graduate of Sydney University with a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications), who has written articles for the Sydney Morning Herald on a diverse range of topics ranging fro… more


Annabel McGilvray

Media Projects Officer


Annabel manages media and communications for the US Studies Centre's Alliance 21 project. With a background in journalism and publicity, she has been involved in media projects for the Centre since 20… more


Kathryn McNulty

Events Co-ordinator

kathryn.mcnulty@sydney.edu.au


Kathryn has worked in Australia and the US in range of industries, including the disability sector and TV, specialising in events management, conferences and post-production.… more


Emily Neo

Internal Auditor

emily.neo@sydney.edu.au


Emily is an internal auditor and is responsible for verifying and reviewing the US Studies Centre’s internal controls, risks and standards. She is in her final year of a Commerce (Liberal Studie… more


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Aaron Nyerges

Lecturer


Aaron Nyerges is a Lecturer in American Studies at the US Studies Centre. He completed a PhD in Modern American Literature at the University of Sydney in 2013. He has recent and forthcoming publicatio… more


Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor

Associate Professor in American Politics & Director of Teaching and Learning

brendon.oconnor@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 9036 9206


Brendon joined the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney in 2008 as Associate Professor in American Politics. He is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the Centre and the coord… more


Craig Purcell

Human Resources and Operations Manager

craig.purcell@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9351 7249


Craig has lived in Australia since 2004 and is originally from Glasgow, Scotland.… more


Chantelle Rau

Student Ambassador


Chantelle is a Student Ambassador at the US Studies Centre. In semester 1, 2013, she was a Research Intern at the Australian Institute of International Affairs (NSW Branch). Chantelle was part of the … more


Stephanie Russo

Student Admissions and Marketing Assistant


Stephanie assists the study abroad and student recruitment team at the US Studies Centre. Stephanie is currently studying a Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Syd… more


Dr Rebecca Sheehan

Lecturer in US History

rebecca.sheehan@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9036 9208


Rebecca joined the United States Studies Centre as Lecturer in US History in September 2010. Prior to that she was one of the US Studies Centre’s first postdoctoral fellows cohort.… more


David Smith

Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy

david.smith@sydney.edu.au


Dr David Smith is jointly appointed between the United States Studies Centre and the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney. Smith has a PhD in political science from the … more


Tom Switzer

Research Associate and Editor of American Review

tom.switzer@sydney.edu.au


Tom Switzer is a research associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney where he teaches undergraduate courses in US politics, US foreign policy, US-Australia relations and… more


Cindy Tang

Finance Manager

cindy.tang@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9036 9227


Cindy has been working in accounting roles for more than five years; she has experience in financial accounting, management accounting and administration duties. Prior to joining the Centre, she worke… more


Rodney Taveira

Lecturer in American Studies

rodney.taveira@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9114 2617


Rodney Taveira joined the United States Studies Centre in 2011. He was awarded his PhD in English from the University of Sydney in 2010. He was previously Lecturer in English at the University of New … more


Amelia Trial

Student Affairs Manager

amelia.trial@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9036 5086


Amelia has recently moved to Australia from the US. She recently graduated with a Bachelors degree in History from the University of Connecticut. Before Joining the Centre she worked in a law office i… more


Meghan Walters

Office Co-ordinator and Personal Assistant

meghan.walters@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9351 7249


Meghan manages the US Studies Centre office resources and provides personal assistance to the CEO and COO. Meghan previously held positions in the recruitment and law industries and has recently retur… more


Harriet Whyte

Research Assistant - Future Cities

harrietwhyte@gmail.com


Harriet is a recent graduate from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of International and Global Studies (Honours) degree. Harriet has a keen interest in urban policy development, and is focused… more


Peter Yoon

Finance Assistant

peter.yoon@sydney.edu.au


Peter is the finance assistant at the United States Studies Centre and is responsible for processing accounts payables and receivables, credit card reconciliations and performs other ad-hoc administra… more


 

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