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 Engagement
Ms Sunny Hutson
Deputy Director
Mr Murray Radcliffe (BS)
Media Manager
Ms Julia Talbot-Jones (BSc Hons, MA, PhD ANU*)
Manager, Governance
Ms Liz West (BA Political Science, MBA)

Contact Information

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

    ABN: 59 957 839 703
  • Location: 26 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601
  • Postal: GPO Box 1956, Canberra, ACT 2601
  • +61 .2 62491788
  • +61 .2 62474335

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