The Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Academy and providing administrative support of Academy programs, including:

  • facilitating links between the Executive Committee, Fellows of the Academy, and government
  • managing the Academy’s programs and events
  • publishing material on behalf of the Academy
  • liaising with the public and the media
  • formulating policy in conjunction with the Executive Committee
  • liaising with international partners and allied organisations
  • providing administrative support and Fellowship services.
Executive Director
  Dr John Beaton (BA, MA UCLA, PhD ANU)
Manager, Fellowship
  Ms Michelle Bruce (BA Psychology, Sociology)
Manager, Finance
  Ms Jennifer Fernance (BA Hons ANU)
Manager, Human Resource and Payroll
  Mrs Rosemary Hurley
Manager, Public Forums and Communication
  Mrs Sunita Kumar (BA Sociology, MBA)
Deputy Director
  Mr Murray Radcliffe (BS)
Manager, Governance
  Ms Liz West (BA Political Science, MBA)

Contact Information

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

  • Location: 26 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601
  • Postal: GPO Box 1956, Canberra, ACT 2601
  • +61 .2 62491788
  • +61 .2 62474335

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