• Professor Gordon Flake

    Chief Executive Officer

    Professor Gordon Flake is the founding CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre at The University of Western Australia. Professor Flake is one of Australia’s leading authorities on the Indo-Pacific, with a particular specialisation on Korea having spent nearly three decades focused on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.

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  • Shelby Crookes

    Chief Operating Officer

    Shelby Crookes is the Chief Operating Officer at the Perth USAsia Centre and provides high level strategic and operational leadership for all Centre activities across programming, research, events and partnerships.

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  • Lisa Cluett

    External Relations Director

    Dr Lisa Cluett is the External Relations Director at the Perth USAsia Centre. She provides leadership in communication, media, network building and stakeholder engagement to support the Centre's mission of strengthening relationships and strategic thinking across the Indo-Pacific region.

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  • Jeffrey Wilson

    Research Director

    Dr Jeffrey Wilson is the Research Director at the Perth USAsia Centre. He provides leadership and strategic direction in developing the Centre’s research program across its publications, policy and dialogue activities.

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  • Kyle Springer

    Senior Analyst

    Kyle Springer is the Senior Analyst at the Perth USAsia Centre. He provides high-level program assistance and develops the think tank and external outreach programs of the Centre. Kyle also directs the Centre's Indonesia programs and convenes policy workshops focussed on Australia-Indonesia relations.

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  • Hayley Channer

    Senior Policy Fellow

    Ms Hayley Channer is the Senior Policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre, commencing Jan 2021. Based in Canberra, Hayley produces analysis on foreign and defence policy in the Indo-Pacific, engages with key Australian Government agencies and other policy stakeholders, and builds and sustains the Centre’s domestic and international network.

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  • Tracy Baker

    Finance Manager

    As the Finance Manager, she provides advice and support in relation to the financial administration, compliance and reporting aspects of the Centre’s operations.

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  • Hanh Tran

    Finance Manager

    Hanh has been with UWA since 2013 to provide financial, HR and administrative support to various portfolios.

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  • Melinda Mounsey

    Outreach Officer

    Melinda Mounsey is the Outreach Officer at the Perth USAsia Centre.  She has been with the Centre since 2017, and is responsible for maintaining the Centre’s CRM and reporting on stakeholder engagement.

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  • Lisa Leitch

    Executive Officer

    Lisa Leitch is the Executive Officer at the Perth USAsia Centre. Lisa holds a Bachelor in Accounting and Business Law from Edith Cowan University and has worked at The University of Western Australia for over 22 years.

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  • Gemma King

    Research Officer

    Gemma King is a Research Officer at the Perth USAsia Centre. She supports and contributes to the Centre’s research efforts through various programs and publications.

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  • Emily Davies

    Program Coordinator

    Emily Davies is the Program Coordinator at the Perth USAsia Centre and is responsible for planning and coordinating a range of activities to lead the delivery of the Centre’s programs and provide advice and support to the Leadership Team in relation to the development, delivery and reporting aspects across all Centre outputs.

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  • Ryan Gibson

    Media and Communications Coordinator

    Ryan works as the Media and Communications Coordinator at the Perth USAsia Centre, responsible for the Centre’s external profile. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Strategic Communication with Distinction from the University of Western Australia.

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  • Emma Elliott-Osmond

    Digital Communications Officer

    Emma Elliott-Osmond is the Digital Communications Officer at the Perth USAsia Centre and is responsible for digital content, projects and platforms across the organisation.

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  • Tegan Van Gramberg

    Stakeholder Relations Officer

    Tegan Van Gramberg is the Stakeholder Relations Officer at the Perth USAsia Centre and is responsible for planning and coordinating the Centre’s stakeholder outreach and engagement activities.

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  • Sonia Arakkal

    Policy Fellow

    Sonia Arakkal is a Policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre. In addition to planning and coordinating a range of program and research initiatives, Sonia directs the Centre's India programs and convenes policy workshops focussed on Australia-India relations.

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  • James Bowen

    Policy Fellow

    James Bowen is a Policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre. He was previously a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Centre from 2018 to 2020.

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