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Welcome to the TASA Postgrads page!

TASA has a large group of Postgraduate (Honours, Masters and PhD) members. The Postgrad Sub-Committee represents these members on the TASA Executive Committee and is responsible for running a range of events and initiatives for Postgrad members. Check out our Postgraduate Terms of Reference.

The big annual event for Postgrad members is Postgrad Day at the annual TASA conference. This day usually includes networking with other Postgrads, mentoring from established academics and a range of thematic workshops on relevant issues including Writing Abstracts, Supervisory Relationships, Grant Writing and Getting Published. 

The TASA Postgrad Sub-Committee has an active Twitter presence (@tasapostgrads) and is always excited to hear from members.

During 2020, the Postgraduate Sub-committee hosted monthly webinars on subjects helpful for postgrads. You can view some recordings via TASA's YouTube channel. 

Want to know more about TASA and why you should join? Check out...

What is TASA?

What are Thematic Groups?

Looking for a PhD in Australia? Check out this website.

Tips for getting your work cited

Want to know more? Check out our Video Resources for Postgraduates

Postgraduate Sub-Committee Members 2021 -2022:

  1. November 2020 to February 2022: Anthony KJ Smith - UNSW (Chair/elected Postgraduate Portfolio Leader)

  2. Dorinda ‘t Hart – University of Western Australia (Chair/interim Postgraduate Portfolio Leader February 2022 - November 2022)
  3. Richa Sarah George – Monash University
  4. November 2020 to February 2022: Defeng Jin – UNSW
  5. Sam Miles – Monash University
  6. Laura Simpson Reeves – The University of Queensland 
  7. Bernardo Tomas Dewey - University of Western Australia (February 2022 - November 2022)


The first Postgraduate Executive position began in 2003 and it is now in its tenth successive term (2021-2022). In 2013, the Postgraduate Sub-Committee was established by the then Postgraduate Executive Representative, Karen Soldatic, for the term 2013 – 2014.

TASA hold committee Elections every 2 years. The next one is scheduled for mid-2022 for 2023-2024 Executive positions. Key areas of focus for the sub-committee include international networks with similar postgraduate organisations, TASA Postgraduate web strategies and information, and postgraduate transitions to employment. Since forming, the committee has worked together on several projects including this new website.

Inaugural 2003 Postgraduate Workshop report

Thinking about doing a PhD, check out this article from The Conversation: The top 3 skills needed to do a PhD are skills employers want too.

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Past Sub-Committees
Past Sub-Committees
2019 - 2020
  1. Ben Lohmeyer (Chair/elected Postgraduate Portfolio Leader)

  2. Marina Khan – Western Sydney University

  3. Simon Copland – Australian National University

  4. Claire Moran – Monash University

  5. Emma Barnard – The University of Melbourne

  6. Anthony Smith – The University of New South Wales

2017 - 2018
  1. Ash Watson - UNSW (Chair/elected Postgraduate Portfolio Leader)

  2. Ben Lohmeyer – Flinders University

  3. Josie Anne Reade - University of Melbourne

  4. Milovan Savic - Swinburne University of Technology
  5. Zoei Sutton - Flinders University
2015 - 2016
  1. Christina Malatzky - University of Melbourne (Chair/elected Postgraduate Portfolio Leader)

  2. Ashlin Lee (University of Tasmania)

  3. Jennie Haarsager-Lieske (University of the Sunshine Coast)

  4. Laura Gobey (Deakin University)

  5. Ly Phan (University of Sydney)

  6. Monika Dryburgh (University of Melbourne) and

  7. Thomas Antwi-Bosiakoh (Macquarie University).

2013 - 2014

In July 2012, TASA Executive agreed to establish
a Postgraduate Sub-Committee from 2013 as the role
had expanded since its commencement in 2003. In the
2013-2014 period, this sub-committee expanded
from an initial two (2) members through to a total of
eight (8) members. The eight (8) representatives were:

  1. Karen Soldatic - UNSW (Chair/elected Postgraduate Portfolio Leader)
  2. Thomas Antwi Bosiakoh, Macquare University
  3. Monika Dryburgh, Melbourne University
  4. Laura Gobey, Deakin University
  5. Jennie Haarsager-Lieske, University of Sunshine Coast
  6. Anthony Kimpton, University of Queensland
  7. Ashlin Lee, University of Tasmania
  8. Adrian Lui, Macquarie University
  9. Ly Phan, University of Sydney

Key areas of focus during the term included:

  1. international networks with similar post graduate
  2. organizations, TASA Postgrad web strategies and
  3. information, and post grad transitions to employment.

Inaugural Postgraduate Workshop

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Recent News

Recent Articles
Recent Articles

Sub-committee Members

Dorinda ‘t Hart
University of Western Australia

Richa Sarah George
Monash University

Bernardo Tomas Dewey
University of Western Australia

Sam Miles
Monash University

Laura Simpson Reeves 
University of Queensland

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