Secretariat

Our Secretariat is based in Canberra and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Academy, working closely with our President and Council to achieve our strategic goals.

Roles within the Secretariat focus on our Fellowship, including our electoral processes, our events, policy and research work, publications, communications and media, and the opportunities we offer to the broader humanities community. The Secretariat team is led by Executive Director Tina Parolin.

The Secretariat is the first point of contact for all dealings with the Academy — please get in touch.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr Christina (Tina) Parolin

DIRECTOR, POLICY & RESEARCH

Dr Kylie Brass, overseeing our policy efforts, research agenda, and special projects.

ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

Josephine Ponsford, accountable for Secretariat operations, finance and Council.

FELLOWSHIP & ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Duncan Miller, overseeing our Fellowship services, electoral process and AGM, and Fellows events.

COMMUNICATIONS & AWARDS COORDINATOR

Elizabeth Bradtke, managing our communication activities, publications, and grants and awards.

ADVISOR, MEDIA & ENGAGEMENT (part-time)

Jeremy Lasek, guiding our media strategy and engagement.

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT (part-time)

Ashleigh Richards, supporting the operational and financial functions of the Academy.