IERC IERC Staff Indigenous Academic Support Advisors

Indigenous Academic Support Advisors

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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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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Claire 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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Anthony Nicholls

Indigenous Academic Support Advisor, Townsville

ierc.studentsupport@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 478 15054