Indigenous Student Services

Our Indigenous Academic Support Advisors are here to help you succeed in your studies and progress through your degree.

They have an in-depth understanding of the challenges students usually face during their higher education studies, especially students from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. They will also help with:

  • Academic coaching, such as tutoring
  • Helping you develop strategies to identify areas of improvement in your studies
  • Staying on track with your studies
  • Supporting you to create an effective study plan, and
  • Suggesting alternative ways to improve your academic progress.

Indigenous Academic Support Advisors are available for all our students, whether you are studying in Cairns or Townsville, at a regional study centre, or as an off-campus (external) student.

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Virginia McHugh

Head, Indigeous Student Services

virginia.mchugh@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4781 5007

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Helen Jusseaume

Manager, Indigenous Student Support Programs, Townsville

helen.jusseaume@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4781 5366

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Leah Hammett

Manager, Indigenous Student Support Programs, Cairns

leah.hammett@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4232 1030

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Kirby Brennan

Indigenous Academic Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4781 5875

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Deann Grant

Indigenous Academic Support Advisor, Cairns

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4232 1122

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Louise Doolan

Indigenous Academic Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4781 5871

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Clair Ryder

Indigenous Academic Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4871 5313

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Juanita Sellwood

Indigenous Academic Support Advisor, Cairns

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4232 1482

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Marnie Campbell

Indigenous Student Support Advisor, Cairns

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4232 1217

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Karen Ives

Indigenous Student Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4781 3804

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Eddie Savage

Indigenous Student Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4781 4645

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Lyn Munns

Indigenous Student Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4781 5829

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Melissa Mallie

Indigenous Student Support Advisor, Cairns

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4232 1469

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Janine Hourn

Indigenous Student Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 478 15594

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Graeme Bonato

Indigenous Academic Support Advisor

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4781 6462