Executive Committee

Each year up to fifteen postgraduates are elected to form the Monash Postgraduate Association Executive Committee (MPAEC). Occasionally, postgraduates are co-opted into the committee.

Meetings

The MPA Executive Committee (MPAEC) meets monthly except January. Observers are welcome. For details of the next meeting email Jessica Van Gent.

MPAEC Cooptions

From time to time, postgraduate members on the MPAEC complete their studies and leave Monash part-way through their term of office on the MPAEC. Where a vacancy arises between annual elections, postgraduates can be coopted to the committee.

Executive Committee 2017-2018

President

Natasha Abrahams

PhD

Arts

Vice-president

Peter Hurley

PhD

Education

Education Officer (research)

Roy Rozario

PhD

Education

 

Education Officer (coursework)

Poornima Wickramanayake

Masters by coursework

Professional Accounting

Business & Economics

international students' officer

Ganesh Reddy Vagalla

Masters by coursework

Advanced Engineering

Engineering

Indigenous students officer

Queer Officer

Lefteris Patlamazoglou

PhD

Psychology Programs, Faculty of Education

women's officer & peninsula campus representative

Jeane Freer

PhD

Education

Access and Equity Officer & Clayton Campus Representative

Rebecca O'Connor

Masters by coursework

Environment and Sustainability

Science

Caulfield representative

Amit Kumar Saxena

Masters by coursework

MBIS

IT

Parkville representative

Alastair Pearl

PhD

Pharmaceutical Science

Pharmacy

General representative

Zhengyuan Yao (Alex)

Masters by coursework

Nursing Practice

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

General representative

Yinglin Xiao

Masters by coursework

Banking and Finance

Business and Economics

General representative

Xiangji Zheng (Philip)

Masters by coursework

Translation and Interpreting studies

Arts

General representative

Stephanie Donaldson

Masters by coursework

Media and Communication

Arts

 

 

 

Each year up to fifteen postgraduates are elected to form the MPAEC. The MPAEC meets on a monthly basis to discuss issues of relevance to postgraduates and to make decisions on behalf of the postgraduate community at Monash.

Frequently asked questions

If you are wondering what is involved in being a committee member, or about the annual election process, vist our Committee FAQ page and our election process FAQ page. Committee members are also occasionally co-opted to a position.

MPAEC Cooptions

From time to time, postgraduate members on the MPAEC complete their studies and leave Monash part-way through their term of office on the MPAEC. Where a vacancy arises between annual elections, postgraduates can be coopted to the committee.

At present, the MPA is actively looking to fill the roles of the Queer Officer and the Indigenous Officer . To be eligible, you will need to complete an application form and attend the next MPAEC meeting as an observer before you can be formally considered for the position. Application forms, or questions about the cooption process should be directed to Jessica Van Gent

Click here to download the Cooption Application Form

Election regulations

Elections for the Executive Committee are governed by the MPA Election Regulations.