SASHIN Members

SASHIN network member biographies and contact information. 

SASHIN members with an * next to their name are also members of the University’s ALLY Network. Members of this network are staff and students who have an understanding of LGBTIQ issues. For more information visit the ALLY Network webpage.

SASHIN Coordinator
Joanne McNamara *

My position at the University is Student Counsellor, Specialist Sexual Violence Response and Training. As part of this role I coordinate the SASHI Network. I endeavour to improve responses at the University and prevent sexual harm, to make the University more safe and inclusive for our students.  I have a passion for social justice and for ending gender-based violence, and have worked in Women’s Health and Sexual Health for almost 30 years.

Contact: Joanne McNamara

  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics (ABLE)

    Antonette Severino

    My name is Antonette and I look after Postgraduate students enrolled in the Business School programs. I like the interactions with students especially those from diverse backgrounds. Prior to joining the University in 2013, I had the opportunity to live and work overseas giving me a better understanding and great respect of the different cultures and traditions.


    Clement Low

    Hi, my name is Clement and I am a Student Adviser in the Professions Support Hub at the Faculty of the Professions.

    I look after a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate programs and my role involves assisting students from start to finish in their academic journey.

    Having previously been an international student myself, I understand the challenges and issues that most students face and can assist you. 


    Lisa Holloway


    Hi, my name is Lisa and I work with the ABLE Exams and Results team located on Level 1, Nexus 10.

    I was born in Scotland and emigrated to Australia in 1986. I am a First Aider, Mental Health First Aider and Surf Lifesaver and I am here to help you however I can.

  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (HMS)

    Francess Cricelli 

    As a proud member of the SASHIN Network, I am passionate about ensuring that our students feel safe and that we celebrate diversity and culture. Not only do I help students navigate the extensive range of support services available to assist them at all stages of their university journey, but I enjoy helping students develop strategies to work through challenges and achieve successful academic progress in their studies. I interact with a large number of students within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences by providing advice and guidance with university policy, program rules and wellbeing support.


    Ella Russo *

    As a passionate SASHIN member, I believe the safety of our students to be of the utmost importance on and off campus. I am the FHMS Student Support Officer and interact with a large cohort of students to provide guidance for referring to wellbeing services, academic progress and support to ensure a successful university journey. I use the pronouns she/her, am soon to be a member of the ALLY network and you can find me on the ground floor of Helen Mayo North building.


  • Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology (SET)

    Jessica Robins

    I use the pronouns she/her. I am a trained member of SASHIN and the ALLY Network and have a background in working with people of diverse genders and sexualities. I am located in the Ingkarni Wardli Building at Ask ECMS on North Terrace Campus.


    Sharon Kildare

    I have First Responder training (recognise and respond to discloures of rape and sexual assualt) and also Mental Health First Aid training. I work in the Science Service Hub as a student advisor and am also a mother of three children (aged 25, 22 and 17).


  • English Language Centre (ELC)

    Sandra Caon-Parsons*

    Sandra is the Education Advisor at the University of Adelaide, English Language Centre (ELC) and am located on Level 11, 115 Grenfell Street, Adelaide. I have vast experience working in cross-cultural environments and an interest in enhancing students’ development of Intercultural Competency and Wellbeing. I am a member of the ALLY & SASH network at the University of Adelaide.


    Tanya Dahlenburg

    My name is Tanya and I work at the English Language Centre, managing the operations and administration associated with our programs, including providing advice, support and other services to our students and staff.    Travelling around the world and working with international students has given me a deeper understanding of the challenges people face when studying and living in a place which has a different cultural background than their home country.  


  • Adelaide Graduate Research School

    Doreen Krumbiegel

    I was born and raised in Germany and came to Australia in 2007. Over my career from basic researcher to project and operations manager I have been working with people of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, genders and sexualities. I am located on Level 10 in the Schulz Building (Adelaide Graduate Centre) on North Terrace.


  • Ask Adelaide

    Mel Officer*

    I am a devoted committee member of the Women’s Professional Development network, advocating for equal opportunity in the workplace. I’m also an active member of the ALLY network and a first year Psychology student, passionate about the field of Neuropsychology. I am Mental Health First Aid trained and you can find me at Ask Adelaide, Hub Central.


  • Wirltu Yarlu

    Teegan Bryant

    My name is Teegan and I am the Student Services Coordinator at Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education. I am a Ngarrindjeri woman and my mob comes from Raukkan. At Wirltu Yarlu, I look after the Student Support team that provides individually tailored support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at The University of Adelaide.

    - Currently on leave -

  • Waite Campus

    Beth Loveys

    I was born and raised in Adelaide but have spent time living and working overseas and interstate after completing my PhD at Flinders University. I started working for the University of Adelaide in 2011. I am an Education Specialist in the School of Agriculture Food and Wine you can find me at the Waite Campus in the Charles Hawker Building.


  • Roseworthy Campus

    Sally Polkinghorne*

    Hi, I’m Sally and I’m the Student Support Coordinator at Roseworthy Campus. I work with the Counselling Support and Disability Support teams to provide an extension of these services to students at the Roseworthy Campus. In addition to this, I have established and coordinate a student driven, “Wellbeing team” to support the mental health and wellbeing of Roseworthy students. I’m particularly passionate about raising awareness, reducing stigma and changing the conversation around mental health.


    Alyson Emery


    My name is Alyson and I work in the Residential College Team at Roseworthy Campus. I started working at the University in 1996 working at the North Terrace Campus with small projects at Roseworthy Campus.

    I transferred to the Roseworthy Campus on a permanent basis in 2020.  I am located on the ground floor of the College Hall (also known as the main building to some). 

  • YouX

    Summa Gilbert

    Hi, I’m Summa and I am the Human Resources Manager for YouX .  I have over 20 years’ experience working in Human Resources.  Part of my role as a HR professional is to provide a confidential advisory service for employees.  YouX is the leading provider of student services, events, and experiences at the University of Adelaide.  As part of my varied role at YouX I have opportunity to work with many different UoA students, whether they be employees of youX or volunteers assisting us in carrying out our services.  I feel grateful to be part of the SASHIN Network to enable students access to another resource within the University space if they require it.


  • Student Care

    Jo Porter*


    I am Jo (she/her), a member of both the SASHIN and ALLY networks. I am an Education and Welfare Officer (EWO) and am located on Level 8 in Hughes Building. This role involves providing a wide range of non-academic support and advocacy for students.

    I am proud member of the Student Care Team and am always learning as I meet students and see the University change.

    Beth Coggins*


    Hello! I am Beth Coggins (she/her). I am the newest member to the YouX Student Care Team. I come from a background of Health and Midwifery and along the way shared in total, over 15 years at The University of Adelaide. I have worked as a senior member of Student Success teams to deliver student centric service from onboarding to graduation (and everything in-between). I now bring that knowledge and care of the student lifecycle to my role as an Education and Welfare Officer (EWO). I am located on Level 8 in Hughes Building. My role is providing a wide range of non-academic independent support and advocacy for ALL students. I am a trained and proud member of SASHIN and the ALLY Network.