Chancellery Academic and International Team

Chancellery Academic and International leadership is supported by a core team of staff:

  Ms Amanda Simmonds

International & Student Liaison Officer
E: amanda.simmonds@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub

  • Supporting the Provost, Deputy Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International), Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), and Executive Director, International through arrangement of meetings with key international stakeholders
  • Coordination and preparation of briefing documents that facilitate the discussion of key objectives with international stakeholders
  • Preparation of speaking notes for incoming and outgoing international visits
  • Preparation of discussion papers to support the delvopment and objectives of the internationalisation strategy
  • Development and implementation of a framework to facilitate international travel and visits


  Ms Carol Boles

Executive Assistant to the Provost
E: cboles@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub

  • Providing administrative, organisational and scheduling structure and support to the Provost


Dr Celia Scott

Dr Celia Scott

Academic Policy and Strategy Analyst
E: celiars@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub

  • Policy and project support for student wellbeing
  • Reviewing and drafting papers, policies and planning documents for student management and strategy matters
  • Coordination of Student Equity strategies & Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program activities
  • Data analysis for Chancellery Academic & International, supporting the realisation of the vision and objectives for learning and teaching, international and academic performance.
  • Development of strategic reports, projects and policies to enhance teaching and learning initiatives and academic performance and recognition


  Dr Craig Bird

Principal Advisor, Student Complaints and Grievances
E: c.bird@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub

  • Providing institutional leadership, advice and management of student grievances, student complaints and student general misconduct.
  • Providing advice and support in the investigation and management of high risk matters related to student complaints and student behaviours.
  • Undertaking compliance and governance functions, including reporting on student complaints, grievances and misconduct.

Ms Deborah Thomas

Ms Deborah Thomas

Senior Policy and Strategy Advisor (Learning and Teaching)
E: d.thomas@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub


  Ms Elizabeth Mobilio

Executive Assistant to the Deputy Provost and DVC (International)
E: emobilio@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub

  Ms Esther Manning

Policy and Strategy Advisor (Students)
E: esther.manning@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub

  • Liaison with student organisations to build collaborative partnerships and to promote effective communication and consultation to inform decision making around the student experience.
  • Support the Deputy Provost and Director Students and Equity with strategy development, reports, discussion papers, analysis and submissions in relation to the student experience.
  • Executive Officer for the Advocacy Service Reference Group, SSAF Consultative Group and other meetings relating to the student experience, including Chancellery’s regular meetings with the elected representatives of the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) and the Graduate Student Association (GSA).

Ms Fleur Hickman

Ms Fleur Hickman

Policy and Strategy Advisor (Students)
E: fhickman@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub

  • Contribute to the development of the Melbourne Academic Strategy encompassing curriculum, learning and teaching quality standards and KPIs, educational innovation and commercialisation (curriculum and executive education).
  • Draft policies and planning documents for teaching and learning and undertake research and analysis to prepare reports, correspondence, briefing notes and presentations for the Provost and Deputy Provost and other senior staff.
  • Executive Officer for the Childcare Strategy Working Group and other committees and meetings relating to the Melbourne Academic Strategy.

Ms Holly Davis

Ms Holly Davis

Policy and Strategy Advisor (Learning and Teaching)
E: h.davis@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub

  • Reviewing and drafting papers, policies and planning documents for teaching and learning strategy matters
  • Executive Officer for the Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee (TALQAC)
  • Providing Executive support for TALQAC Course Reviews

Ms Illy Paumolevuka

Ms Illy Paumolevuka

Executive Assistant to PVC (Academic), PVC (Educational Innovation) and Director, Online Education Business and Curriculum Commercialisation
E: ip@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub

  Ms Jennifer Burdick

Executive Officer, Students & International
E: jennifer.burdick@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub

  Ms Julie Ciccone

Executive Assistant to Pro Vice-Chancellor (International); Executive Director, International; and Director, Students and Equity
E: jciccone@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub

Ms Julie Fam

Ms Julie Fam

Policy and Strategy Advisor, International
E: j.fam@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub


  Ms Lauren Reader

Policy and Strategy Advisor, Faculty Collaboration
E: lauren.reader@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub

  • Reviewing and drafting papers, policies and planning documents for teaching and learning strategy matters
  • Executive Officer for the Review of Non-Standard Teaching and Learning
  • Providing support for initiatives that promote cross-disciplinary and/or cross-faculty collaboration


  •   Ms Rori Bicer

    Executive Assistant to the Director, Academic Strategy
    E: r.bicer@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub


      Dr Simon Purtell

    Policy and Strategy Advisor, Academic Recognition
    E: simon.purtell@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub

  • Contributing to the strategic planning, design and management of initiatives to support academic staff and enhance academic careers at the University
  • Supporting the ongoing development of the University’s academic employment framework, including through strategies, projects and policies to create greater opportunities for professional growth and increase recognition of academic excellence.
  •   Ms Stephanie Do Carmo

    Policy and Strategy Advisor
    E: stephanie.do@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub

      Mr Stephen Marshall

    Policy and Strategy Advisor, International
    E: sdma@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub


    Ms Vivien Lee

    Ms Vivien Lee

    Academic Policy and Strategy Analyst
    E: vivienl@unimelb.edu.au      Ph: Staff Hub


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