Peta Hill, Senior Program Administrator
Peta joined the SSGM Program in December 2010. Peta has 14 years of university and government experience in administration, and she will assist the Convenor and Executive Office in the day-to-day College and School business. As part of the IPS Administrative Network, she supports the School Manager.
Joel Nilon, Communication and Outreach Officer
Joel is responsible for maintaining productive relationships with SSGM’s external stakeholders. These include various Australian and Pacific based universities; the Australian government, including AusAID; governments in the Pacific region; and regional organisations such as the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
Joel joined SSGM in December 2011. Before this he was responsible for managing a number of development projects for agencies such as AusAID and the World Bank. In looking after these projects he was responsible for all aspects of project management, including contract compliance, budget and financial management, and project monitoring and evaluation.
Tracy Harwood, casual Senior Research Assistant
Tracy is co-editor with R.M Bourke on “Food and Agriculture in Papua New Guinea” and works primarily on the PNG Agricultural Database and digitizing academic papers by Human Geography staff for posterity. Tracy provides high level editing to SSGM when required.