A professional student services staff member assists students with their adjustment to life outside of class. This NYU staff assigns housing, plans activities, and sees to the general well-being of the student body. Being away from home and familiar surroundings can sometimes be disorienting, and the student life staff is prepared to respond to any questions or concerns which may arise throughout the semester. Our full-time professional staff is always available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on an emergency cell phone to respond to any unexpected events that may present themselves in off hours. As with all of NYU’s Study Away sites, NYU Sydney is fully integrated into the University’s Security, Emergency Response, and Health & Wellness systems.
Malcolm is the Director of NYU Sydney, and Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at NYU New York. His previous NYU appointments include two years as Director of the College Core Curriculum; five years as Vice Dean, and two years as Interim Dean, of the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS); two years as interim director of the Office of Veterinary Resources (OVR); and ten years as chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). He directs the undergraduate Honors Program in Neural Science, and leads workshops on research ethics for graduate students and postdocs. Mal's research is on neural mechanisms and behavioral performance in hearing. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. from Monash University, Australia. He held research and teaching positions at the University of Oxford, England, and the University of California, Irvine, before coming to NYU in 1995.
Anna joined the NYU Sydney team as Associate Director after working at NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science as the Dean’s Communications and Strategic Planning Specialist. She holds an M.A. in International Education from NYU Steinhardt, where her research focused on Central Europe and the Balkans, urban education, and multicultural curriculum reform. She received her B.A. in English and French from Amherst College, where she was a Resident Counselor; Peer Advocate of Sexual Respect; and founded peer groups for parental bereavement, the campus culture around body image, and a range of volunteer initiatives supporting local underserved youth. Anna manages operations at NYU Sydney.
Megan Carrigy (Ph.D., University of New South Wales) is the Assistant Director for Academic Programs at NYU Sydney. Before joining NYU she was the Education Projects Manager at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).
Megan was awarded the Best Doctoral Thesis Prize in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW in 2011 for her Ph.D. thesis titled ‘Performing History, Troubling Reference: Tracking the Screen Re-enactment’. She has also been awarded the Mari Kuttna Memorial Prize for Film Studies and the English Association Prize for Best Long Essay in English Literature by the University of Sydney. Her research interests include debates about referentiality in contemporary film theory; representations of the past in Australian cinema; re-enactments, remakes and pirating in the early American cinema; and the cinema of Ritwik Ghatak. Her research is published in a range of journals and books including Screening the Past and the 24 Frames series for Wallflower Press.
Megan has taught film and media studies at UNSW and at the University of Technology, Sydney. For four years, she programmed Sydney’s annual queerDOC and Mardi Gras Film Festivals, building partnerships with local and international distributors, filmmakers, festivals and community organisations.
Toby is NYU Sydney's Academic Programs Administrator and lecturer of two courses at the site; The Australian Experience and Global Orientations. He is also a historian and musician. Since finishing his Ph.D. in 2011 he has pursued a research interest in histories of music, tourism, and the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. He has published several articles and his first monograph –Yodelling Boundary Riders: Country Music in Australia – will be published in 2015. Toby was the 2011 'Folk Fellow' at the National Library of Australia where he researched the music of Dougie Young and other Indigenous songwriters from western New South Wales, and formed a band with Young's grandson to perform these songs. Toby is currently the David Scott Mitchell Fellow at the State Library of NSW where he is researching tourism to Aboriginal communities, 1880s-1950s, and, after many years playing in the rock band Youth Group, he has recently released a solo album called Love's Shadow.
Marcus returned to Sydney after spending twelve years in the U.S. Living in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Wisconsin, he acquired a love for Hershey’s chocolate, snow, and cheese; however, he found nothing could replace the beaches and culture of his home city. While majoring in Mass Communication at St. Cloud State University, Marcus was introduced to his first Student Affairs role. Since then he has held positions with Residential Life, Multicultural and International Student Affairs, and Intramural Sports. As the NYU Sydney Student Services Program Manager he is looking forward to an exciting year working with students and sharing everything Australia has to offer. Marcus enjoys all forms of exercise, his morning coffee, a good debate and Thai food.
Sarah is NYU Sydney’s Program and Internship Coordinator. An Australian native, Sarah grew up on Sydney’s North Shore. While majoring in Psychology and Linguistics at The University of New South Wales, she spent a year studying abroad at The University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining NYU Sydney, Sarah taught English to international students at Carrick Institute of Education and worked at the U.S. Consulate in Sydney as an Educational Advisor to Australian students interested in studying in the U.S. Sarah loves travelling and discovering foreign places and cultures. She is currently studying at Macquarie University for a Master’s degree in International Relations.
Yuri is NYU Sydney's Academic Programs Coordinator. Born in Sydney, Yuri spent the final year of her Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree from the University of Sydney in Kyoto, Japan where she was lucky enough to venture on exchange. Yuri then moved to London where she worked and travelled around Europe, experiencing various sites, cultures and food. Upon returning home, she completed a Certificate IV in TESOL and has been teaching both local and international students. Her love for education has led to working in the tertiary sector. She enjoys reading, live music, outdoor activities and travelling.
Stephanie is the New York based site representative for NYU Sydney. During her undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University she participated in a summer program throughout Northern Queensland, Australia. Following this experience, she got the travel bug and then spent a semester abroad at University College Cork, Ireland. She is a recent graduate of NYU's International Education program, and was a Graduate Assistant with NYU Global Programs during her studies. She is excited to work with students as they prepare to study at NYU Sydney!
Alma earned her B.A. (majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish) from North Carolina State University. She continued her masters studies in Higher Education Administration at the same institution. Alma has worked at NYU for three years as a Residence Hall Assistant Director, working with first-year students as well as students residing in temporary housing in the Affinia Hotels. During her time at NYU, Alma has also served as a co-advisor to the Violet Leadership Institute and has advised several domestic and international Alternative Break trips. Alma loves cooking, running, and travelling to new places!