Staff

 

  • Bates Gill, Chief Executive Officer & Head of Thought Leadership


General enquiries:

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

 


 

Dr Bates Gill

Chief Executive Officer & Head of Thought Leadership

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


Luika Bankson

Head of Students

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

Communications Manager

susan.beale@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9036 5087


Susan manages a team responsible for the development and delivery of the US Studies Centre's digital and print communications strategy. This includes the Centre's websites, newsletter and email campai… more


Teagan Bird

Intern, Alliance 21


Teagan Bird is an intern for the Alliance 21 Program during Semester 2, 2015.… 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 master's program and currently as a member of staff. A Sydneysider and occasional Seattleite, Jonathan… more


James Brown

Adjunct Associate Professor & Director of Alliance 21

brown.james@sydney.edu.au


Follow @captainbrown… more


Sandy Burgoyne

Director of the Future Cities Collaborative

sandy.burgoyne@sydney.edu.au


Sandy is an experienced business executive whose career includes 20 years in developing and leading business strategy, marketing, change and business transformation within the telecommunication, retai… more


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Chloe Cai

Student Recruitment Manager


Chloe Cai has been working at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University for six years. She has experience in international student recruitment, event management, and ex… more


Nina Fudala

Strategic Media Consultant

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


Melissa Grah-McIntosh

Head of Partnerships & Director of W21

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.… more


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Dr Sarah Graham

Lecturer in US Foreign Policy

se.graham@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 8627 4136


Sarah Ellen Graham is Lecturer in US Foreign Policy… 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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Ainsley Halbmeyer

Media and Communications Intern


Ainsley Halbmeyer is in her second year of studying international and global studies at the University of Sydney, with a passion for all things American politics and comedy. She is a media intern at t… more


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Max Halden

Acting Media Manager

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


Imogen Kennedy

Internal Auditor


Imogen is an internal auditor at the Centre. She is currently in the penultimate year of her Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Sydney majoring in Accounting and Ame… more


Andrea Koch

Director of the Soil Carbon Initiative

andrea.koch@sydney.edu.au


Andrea Koch leads the Soil Carbon Initiative, a project of the Dow Sustainability Program at the United States Studies Centre. From a fifth generation Australian farming family, she brings together he… more


Andrew Kwon

Program Associate, Alliance 21

yong.kwon@sydney.edu.au


Andrew Yong-chang Kwon is a Program Associate for the Alliance 21 Program.… more


Jiao Li

Research Assistant - Australia-US-China Triangle


Jiao is a research assistant specialising in the triangle relationship between Australia, the US and China. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations) and Bachelor of Laws with… more


Kathryn McNulty

Acting Events Manager

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


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Dr Aaron Nyerges

Lecturer

aaron.nyerges@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 8627 0170


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 & Head of Academic

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


Professor Susan Pond AM, FTSE

Acting Chief Operating Officer and Adjunct Professor in Sustainability


Susan Pond is Acting Chief Operating Officer. She has led the Alternative Transport Fuels Initiative at the United States Studies Centre since her appointment in 2010 to the Dow Sustainability Program… more


Craig Purcell

Head of Administration

craig.purcell@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9351 7249


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


William Read

Research Assistant and Project Coordinator

william.read@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9114 2634


William is the program coordinator and research assistant for the MacArthur project “Emerging US Security Partnerships in Southeast Asia” and the “Research Network on America’s… more


Karmelia Rosa

Finance Assistant

karmelia.rosa@sydney.edu.au


Karmelia is a Finance Assistant at the US Studies Centre. Her responsibilities include accounting duties such as processing AP and AR, credit card reconciliations as well as other administrative dutie… more


Kathryn Schoemer

Intern, Alliance 21


Kathryn Schoemer is an intern for the Alliance 21 Program during Semester 2, 2015.… 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


Dr 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 9034 2638


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


Dr 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


Ashley Townshend

Research Fellow, Alliance 21 Program

ashley.townshend@sydney.edu.au


Ashley Townshend is a Research Fellow in the Alliance 21 Program. He specialises in international security and strategic affairs with a regional focus on China, Northeast Asia, and the Indo-Pacific re… more


Amelia Trial

Student Affairs Officer

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

Program Associate, Future Cities Collaborative

harriet.whyte@sydney.edu.au


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


Tara Wolfson

Events Coordinator

tara.wolfson@sydney.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9114 2624


Tara’s work background includes event, conference and venue management in Sydney, far north WA and QLD. She is experienced in all aspects of event planning and delivery on a variety of event typ… more


Elaine Xie

Internal Auditor


Elaine is a student at the University of Sydney majoring in finance and accounting. She has worked as an accountant and external auditor both in Australia and Shanghai.… more


 

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