The Student Body Committee (SBC) was formed in 2017 and is tasked with strategising, planning, and implementing programs to support neuroscience students and encourage student participation in ANS. The committee is made up entirely of students and consists of a chair, a deputy chair, a secretary, and representatives from eight regions across Australasia.

Each year, the SBC organises one or more student events at the annual ANS conference and supports student events throughout the year via funding and advertising. To enquire about ANS student membership benefits, local events, and information about the annual ANS conference, or how the SBC can support a student event in your region, please contact your respective regional representative listed below.

Chair

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Barbora Fulopova

Deputy Chair

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Micah Daniel Austria

Secretary

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Leanne Jiang

ACT Representative

Dr. Saritha Balram

Dr Saritha Balram

TAS Representative

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Allanna Russell

VIC Representatives

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Alex Guerin

NSW Representative

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Amr Abdeen

QLD Representative

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Saurabh Bandhavkar

SA Representative

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Karissa Barthelson

WA Representative

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Megan Bakeberg

NZ Representative

 

 Vacant Position

 

Past Committee Members

2018  
past Chair Rachelle Balez
past Deputy Chair Vicky Staikopoulos
past Secretary Darren Clarke
past NSW Representative Cynthia Lee
past VIC Representative Dan Fehring
past QLD Representative Paul Marshall
past SA Representative Adelain Erickson
past WA Representative Leanne Jiang
past ACT Representative Taylor Singh
past NZ Representative Daniel Austria
past TAS Representative Barbora Fulopova
2017  
past Chair Tom Burns
past Deputy Chair Vicky Staikopoulos
past Secretary Rachelle Balez
past NSW Representative Cynthia Lee
past VIC Representative Dan Fehring
past QLD representative Mridula Arun
past SA Representative Adelain Erickson
past WA Representative Darren Clarke
past ACT Representative Jess Harrington
past NZ representative Mandana Hunter 
past Tas representative Emily Handley

Particular points of focus of the SBC involve:

  • The promotion of communication between students and the ANS Council
  • The organisation of relevant academic, professional, and or social events for students, especially alongside the annual ANS conference
  • The receipt and collation of advice and feedback from students regarding proposed, new, and existing ANS activities, including but not limited to courses, workshops, and conferences, as well as major and minor amendments, and deletions, to such activities
  • The receipt and collation of advice and feedback on broader issues which considerably affect the ANS Student Body, including but not limited to HDR research supervision and funding, university and research institute environments, policies proposed or enacted by governments, universities, or ANS, and other issues which affect the ANS Student Body.
  • Voicing recommendations to the ANS Council on academic and professional matters concerning students;
  • Sharing with the ANS Council collated advice and feedback, especially on ANS policy and strategy which affects the ANS Student Body, on issues relevant to the ANS Student Body

Click here for information regarding the ANS student body committee's Terms of Reference.