Marta Balnaves – North Sydney
Marta Balnaves is the Student Advocacy Service Coordinator. She deals with students concerns daily and is passionate about creating inclusive and safe work environment where all students are given fair and equitable outcomes. Marta will listen to you and support you through the issues you are facing. Marta is a member of ACU’s Ally Network and holds her Mental Health First Aid Certificate.
Telephone: 02 9465 9318
Alistair Cowie – North Sydney
Alistair is the Associate Director, Student Life. Alistair has worked in student affairs for three decades and is passionate about giving students a voice and helping them to build a flourishing life. He is compassionate, empathetic and always ready to listen.
T: 02 9465 9466
Louisa Camilleri - Strathfield
Louisa is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with 10 years’ experience working in community health as a clinician. She is a Professional Practice Educator and the Clinic Discipline Lead within the Faculty of Behavioural Health Science’s Exercise Lifestyle Clinic. She lectures within the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology program. Louisa is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, no matter their ability. She previously specialised in delivering safe and effective exercise interventions to children and adults with cerebral palsy, focusing on greater independence and quality of life. Louisa is a parent herself and has always maintained a community engagement focus in servicing her community.
T: (02) 9701 4753
Narelle Fabien – Strathfield
Narelle is the Student Life, Community Development Coordinator and works with club and society student leaders. She is passionate about supporting students in a safe and inclusive environment. As part of her role, Narelle works with students daily, and she has over 30 years of experience working with and supporting young people.
T: 02 97014366
Peter Freeman – North Sydney
Peter Freeman is the Senior International Student Adviser based at North Sydney Campus. He deals with student issues daily. Peter has many years’ experience working with international students and has a great awareness around needs and potential challenges that these students might experience at university.
T: 02 9465 9273
Paolo Grella – North Sydney
Paolo Grella is the Campus Pastoral Associate for Students at North Sydney Campus. He has a passion for helping others and is always happy to be a listening ear for whatever life throws at you. Paolo has an ability to connect with students and uses his expertise in music to enhance that connection with those around him.
T: 02 9739 2487E:
Mark Hamilton – Blacktown and North Sydney
Mark is a lecturer in the ACU law school in Sydney, teaching both law and criminology at the North Sydney and Blacktown campuses. He enjoys academic pursuits, and craft when there is time, and as a course coordinator within the law school interacts with students regularly.
T: 02 9739 2441
Douglas Jackson – North Sydney
Douglas is a course coordinator for biomedical science and lecturer in the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences at North Sydney. Working with students daily, Douglas is passionate about helping them succeed in their chosen courses and helping them navigate university life.
T: 02 9739 2493
Tully Jocumsen – North Sydney (she/her)
Tully is the Student Life Officer for the North Sydney Campus. With a social work background, and a genuine love for helping others, Tully is always here to support you in whatever way she can.
Ian Lam – North Sydney
Located in Sydney, Ian is the national pro bono program coordinator in the Thomas More Law School supporting student volunteers in their placements in external institutions. He is also a lawyer and lectured business law at ACU for nearly 15 years.
Natalie Lastary Lee – North Sydney
Natalie Lastary Lee is the International Student Adviser for North Sydney, Strathfield, and Blacktown campus. She has an international relations background with a passion in helping international students have a positive university experience at ACU. She deals with student issues daily and no question is a silly question
T: 02 9739 2094
Ozge Onder – North Sydney
Ozge Onder is the Student Advocacy Support Officer based at North Sydney campus. She has helped thousands of students across all ACU campuses in difficulty university matters. She supports students daily and is passionate about helping them in challenges that might have experienced in their education journey.
T: +61 2 9465 9285
Jenny Penny – North Sydney
Jenny is a nursing lecturer in the School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine on the North Sydney campus. Jenny works in a part-time capacity but is on campus Monday-Thursday each week.
Jenny works closely with students throughout their BN course and is dedicated to providing a positive and inclusive learning environment for students. Jenny is approachable, supportive, and reliable, and passionate about supporting students to achieve their goals. She can be found in building 533, Level 7.
Telephone: (02) 9739 2037 | Email: email@example.com
Christie Reskakis – North Sydney
Christie is the Access and Disability Advisor on North Sydney and Blacktown ACU campuses. Christie has gained experience working with individuals across the lifespan through a range of roles, including a role as a health professional within the disability sector. Christie deeply values the opportunity to empathetically listen to individuals and work with them to create a safe and inclusive environment for all.
Telephone: 02 9465 9461
Kathryn Williams – North Sydney
Kathryn is a Careers Adviser with a background in psychology, social work and pastoral care. She has over 30 years of experience working with and supporting young people and is a parent of three teens/young adults. She is friendly and approachable and available for a confidential and supportive chat with any member of the student community from Monday to Friday. She is located in the James Carrol building, office 502.3.30.
T: 02 9739 2408
Kelly Johnson – Strathfield
Kelly is a course coordinator and lecturer in PDHPE based at Strathfield Campus. She is passionate about the wellbeing and health of young people and interacts with students in and outside class on a regular basis.
T: 02 9701 4339
Torrey Klett – Strathfield
Torrey is the Student Life Officer for the Strathfield Campus. She works with students daily and believes it’s the best part of her role. Torrey is a wonderful listener and passionate about providing students with a safe and inclusive environment and an amazing student experience. Pop by the office to say hello anytime - it's the one with the orange octopus on the window!
Aine McAree – Blacktown and Strathfield
Aine is the course coordinator and lecturer-in-charge for the Bachelor of Youth Work based in Blacktown. She splits her time between the Blacktown and Strathfield campuses. Aine has worked in the youth sector for many years and loves interacting with young people. Her experience is enriched by supporting people daily and she is passionate about creating a safe and inclusive environment for all students at ACU.
Elysha O’Neill – North Sydney, Blacktown and Strathfield
Elysha is the Sports Program Lead across the North Sydney, Strathfield and Blacktown campuses. She has worked in many sectors throughout her career, including education and home care for the elderly. Elysha is extremely passionate about helping others, meeting new people and hearing about their stories.
T: 02 9701 2702
Linda Reardon – Blacktown
Linda has more than 17 years of experience of working in universities and has worked as a secondary school teacher in Western Sydney. She works as a Careers Advisor in the Careers and Employability Unit and has a passion for working with all students from all from all disciplines, situations, backgrounds, and identities, in order to help them make the most of their university experience. Supporting students to engage, build their skills and confidence, feel safe and to stay at university and successfully launch their careers as graduates underpins all of her work. Linda is a parent of two, Mental Health First Aid qualified, holds qualifications in Teacher Education, Arts and Career Development, is registered as a Career Development Professional with the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) and is currently studying a Masters in Educational Leadership.
Telephone: (02) 9739 2708 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Riley – Camperdown
Rebecca is the Accommodation Coordinator for the Miguel Cordero Residence based in Camperdown. She supports students daily, is a member of ACU’s Ally Network, and holds her Mental Health First Aid Certificate.
T: 02 9739 2676
Jamie Sherson – Strathfield
Jamie is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Education. He teaches health, physical education, digital technologies, and professional experience units. A former HPE teacher and corporate wellness advisor, Jamie possesses a fervent dedication to both mental and physical health. His rich background includes substantial involvement with charities and NGOs, leading him to international endeavours aiding underprivileged and disadvantaged communities. Jamie places significant importance on the chance to actively engage in empathetic listening and collaborate with individuals, fostering a secure and safe environment. You can find him in Office 613.1.26.
Telephone: 02 9701 4802 | Email: email@example.com