Program Coordinators

The day-to-day operations of the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) are managed by two coordinators in Project Office team, located at the University of Sydney.

These Program Coordinators are:

Georgie Wheadon

P: +61 2 9351 4203

Georgie came to the education sector in 2012 after ten years working on social justice and policy projects in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Her previous roles included working as a communications and social policy specialist in a public policy consultancy, the communications coordinator for an independent think tank and the state engagement manager for a national charity.

Georgie holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Sydney and a BA Communications and International Studies from UTS and Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. She has a keen interest in the intersection of social justice issues, human rights and public administration. Georgie has been a Committee of Management member for independent aid and trade watchdog AID/WATCH since 2013.

Paula Gleeson

P: +61 2 2 9114 1132

Paula comes to the University of Sydney from Medecins Sans Frontieres Australia. Paula has a public health background and has been living and working in post conflict and resource deprived countries for over 20 years. Most recently Paula came from Cambodia, where she worked and lived, with her family, for five years. Her work has been predominantly with women and children, with a focus on gender, womens rights and sexual and reproductive health. Prior to Cambodia, Paula worked with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Africa and South East Asia on the Expanded Programme of Immunisation. Paula has a BA Business and a Master of Public Health and has led development and rights based programmes and projects, including operational and participatory research and evaluations, for international NGOs, national NGOs, the United Nations and bilateral organisations.