Peninsula representative

Jeanne Freer


The Peninsula Campus Representative initiates campus-based activities, identifies issues pertaining specifically to their campus and ensures the interests of Peninsula–based postgraduates are represented at the MPAEC and within the broader university. 


Jeanne Freer is a teacher and counsellor who has worked with educators and meditators in the UK, the US, France and Australia. Named Dhammavada in 2007, Jeanne incorporates Buddhist principles in her work, intending to help others attain their fullest potential. Currently teaching at Monash University, Jeanne is also researching the cognitive and affective processes of resilient older women.

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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

Sometimes postgraduate members on the MPA Executive Committee complete their studies and leave Monash University part-way through their term of office on the MPAEC. Where a vacancy arises on the MPAEC between annual elections, postgraduates can be coopted to the committee. For information about the cooption process, email the MPA Executive Officer, Jenny Reeder.

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