Fellows of Senate

Barbara Mary Ramjan

Barbara Mary Ramjan was a Fellow of Senate elected by the students in 1978.


BA Sydney
Fellow of Senate 1978

While an undergraduate student at the University of Sydney, Barbara Mary Ramjan became the first woman elected to the role of President of the Students Representative Council in 1977-78 and was a Fellow of Senate elected by the students in 1978.

She graduated BA in 1978.

After University she became involved with young people’s refuges before going on to serve as a Member on the Guardianship Tribunal and the Immigration Review Tribunal.

Since 2002 she has appeared as a Guardian ad Litem in the Children’s Court and Administrative Decisions Tribunal, as well as filling this role in many other courts and tribunals. She takes special pride in being a member of the Children's Court Advisory Committee – ‘a committee that can make good change to the workings of the court and to the manner in which children and young adults in both crime and care are treated’.

Her ‘special interest’ in mental health issues started back in the 1980s when she became Secretary of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW and curator of its annual art show. More recently, she has become concerned about the status of refugee African women and children, particularly those experiencing domestic violence.

She was appointed to the Board of Legal Aid NSW by the Attorney General of NSW, the Hon John Hatzistergos, in 2010.

From Verbals', the staff newsletter of Legal Aid NSW, September 2010