About us


The Academy is based in Canberra. The Secretariat work on policy development, including preparing government submissions, inquiries and consultations, organise and run workshops, seminars, delegations and briefings to support the work of the Academy and Fellows.


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Dr Alison Every

Director, STEM Careers Strategy

Edwyn Shiell

Edwyn Shiell

Director, Communications & Outreach

Peter Derbyshire

Peter Derbyshire

Director, Policy & Government Relations

Gita Kawal

Gita Karwal

Director, Partnerships

Work with us

ATSE is an inclusive employer.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We welcome applications from people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; who identify as LGBTIQ+; and people with disability.

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