Executive Contact Details



Thomas Lowrie

Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics
University of Canberra
University Drive, Bruce, ACT 2617

Phone: 61 2 6201 2400
Fax: 61 2 6201 2400
Email: president@merga.net.au



Catherine Attard

School of Education

University of Western Sydney (Bankstown Campus)

Locked Bag 1797

Penrith Sth DC,NSW 1797, Australia

Phone: 61 2 9772 6630
Email: secretary@merga.net.au



Carly Sawatzki

Monash University

29 Ancora Imparo Way

Clayton, Victoria. 3800

Phone: 61 9905 2844

Email: treasurer@merga.net.au


Vice President (Development)

Jodie Miller

School of Education
Australian Catholic University (Brisbane Campus)

Phone: 61 7 3623 7819
Email: vp.development@merga.net.au



Vice President (Conferences)

Jodie Hunter

Institute of Education
Massey University
Manawatu Campus, Palmerston North
New Zealand

Phone: 64 6 3569099 Ext 84405

Email: vp.conferences@merga.net.au


Vice President (Communication)

Kevin Larkin

School of Education
Griffith University
PO Box U1987
Parklands Drive
Southport 4215

Phone: 61 7 5552 9783
Email: vp.communication@merga.net.au


Vice President (Publications)

Jennifer Way

Faculty of Education and Social Work
University of Sydney
Sydney NSW Australia  2006
Phone: 61 7 9351 6272


Vice President (Research)

Janette Bobis

Faculty of Education and Social Work
University of Sydney
Sydney NSW Australia  2006
Phone: 61 2 9351 4536

Email: vp.research@merga.net.au



Nominations for Executive positions

Nominations must be submitted to the Secretary before noon on the day of the AGM. Nomination form.

If the current members of the Executive serve their full 2-year terms, elections will be held as follows:

  • President, VP (Development), and VP (Publications): Commenced Jan 2010, then election 2011 for 2012, etc.
  • Secretary, Treasurer, VP (Conferences), and VP (Research): election July 2010 for commencement Jan 2011, 2012 for 2013, etc.