Our staff

Director - Student Support Services

Jordi Austin

Careers Centre Manager

Nitsa Athanassopoulos

Career Development Team

  • Karen Cavanaugh: Career Development Manager
  • Angela Harrow: Career Development Officer
  • Donna Denyer: Career Development Officer
  • Elizabeth Ross: Career Development Officer
  • Jennifer Lang: Career Development Officer (International)
  • Julia Simm: Career Development Officer (International)

Industry Development Team

  • Sinead Hartnett: Industry Development Manager
  • Malcolm Ross: Industry Development Officer
  • Crystal Choi: Industry Development Officer

Resources and Information Team

  • Sarah Hawes: Resources and Information Manager
  • Scott Spence: Resources and Information Officer

Staff profiles

Careers Centre Manager
Nitsa Athanassopoulos
Ms Nitsa Athanassopoulos is the Manager of the Careers Centre. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, is a registered psychologist, a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia and a member of the National Association of Graduate Career Advisory Services. She has over 20 years experience working as a careers counsellor in a university setting and liaising with graduate employers. Nitsa has previously worked in a wide range of fields including staff training, recruitment, and health education.


Career Development Team
Angela Harrow
Angela has extensive experience within the international education sector and has spent the last 6 years working in a variety of international student focused roles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Sydney and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. She has travelled widely and has a strong interest in student mobility, global employment, and the benefits of cultural exchange. Angela designs and delivers workshops and employability programs tailored to the particular needs of international students, and provides individual career consultations for both international and local students.


Industry Development Team
Malcolm Ross
First point of contact for employers seeking to advertise employment opportunities. Malcolm Ross (BA, Grad. Dip Museum Studies) has 15 years experience in helping 1000s of employers, and 1000s of students find 1000s of jobs while they study. He looked after the former Casual Employment Service database and now the Careers Centre’s. Malcolm loves to hear from students and employers about their experiences.