The GLBTI Representative provides a GLBTI student perspective to the NUPSA Executive. He/she is the voice of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex postgraduate students at the University, and advises the President and other Executive members in areas of advocacy that affect them. The GLBTI Representative also liaises with relevant student groups, the ALLY Network and key stakeholders throughout the University, and assists and supports students experiencing issues with sexuality or gender.
I’m an Adelaide ex-pat and newly minted Novocastrian. I came to Newcastle last year to pursue Honours in Social Science, and I’m now doing a PhD in Sociology and Anthropology. In my previous life as a South Australian, I managed the University of South Australia GLBTI Pride Club and took part in organising rallies and social events for the GLBTI community. I’m proud to be back in a representative and advocacy role as I undertake my queer-focused research.