JCU Ally Network

The JCU Ally Network is a visible group of students and staff who support sexual and gender diverse students.

They are not experts, and may or may not be from the LGBTIQ+ community.

What do Allies do?

An Ally offers a friendly face and provides a safe place where you:

  • Are able to talk confidentially
  • Are listened to objectively
  • Can be provided with existing support and referral options

Contact an Ally

Allies are available in Townsville and Cairns and can be contacted any time by staff and students, on or off campus.

Townsville Campus

NameEmail AddressJCU Department
Kimberley Andersonkimberley.anderson@jcu.edu.auStudent Equity and Wellbeing
Judy Warnerjudy.warner@jcu.edu.auStudent Equity and Wellbeing
Marney Walkermarney.walker@jcu.edu.auStudent Equity and Wellbeing
Larissa Siliezarlarissa.siliezar@jcu.edu.auStudent Equity and Wellbeing
Anne Chatelainanne.chatelain@jcu.edu.auPathways Programs Student Support Advisor
Catherine Frasercatherine.fraser1@jcu.edu.auJCU Student Association Student Advocacy Officer
Ash Jepsonashleigh.jepson@my.jcu.edu.au JCU Student
Ryl Harrisonryl.harrison@jcu.edu.auStrategic Policy Advisor
Adjunct Lecturer
Elizabeth Doelizabeth.do@jcu.edu.auAcademic Services Officer
Karen Desirakaren.desira@jcu.edu.auManager, Organisational Development and Equity
Richard Bensonrichard.benson@my.jcu.edu.auJCU Student

or contact the JCU Pride Alliance

Cairns Campus

NameEmail AddressJCU Department
Jesse Argentjesse.argent@my.jcu.edu.auJCU Student Association Equity and Diversity Officer
Michelle Migdalemichelle.migdale2@jcu.edu.auLearning, Teaching and Student Engagement
Gabi Newmangabi.newman@jcu.edu.auPathway Programs Student Support Advisor
Janet Catteralljanet.catterall@jcu.edu.au Liaison Librarian

If you would like to be a JCU Ally, or learn more about the Ally role, please contact us.

Information sheets

Gender diversity: planning your transition (PDF, 70 KB)

Supporting gender diversity at JCU: information for staff and students (PDF, 75 KB)