Head of Scholars House
Ryan Goss is the Head of Scholars House for the Tuckwell Scholarship Program and an Associate Professor at the ANU Law School. As Head of Scholars House, Ryan is supported by a terrific team of professional and academic staff to deliver an enriching and rewarding program for our Tuckwell Scholars, and to ensure our Program goes from strength to strength. At the Law School, Ryan writes and teaches about constitutional law and human rights law. Ryan came to the ANU after undergraduate degrees at the University of Queensland and postgrad at the University of Oxford, where he studied with the support of a Rhodes Scholarship.
Alongside his ANU work, Ryan takes a great interest in the Brisbane Broncos, history and politics, far too many podcasts, and entertaining his two young children.
Dr Fiona Scotney is the Director of the Tuckwell Scholarship Program. Fiona has worked as a secondary teacher and university tutor, and held management and leadership roles the public and tertiary sectors. She has a specific interest in learning and development, capability and leadership development, and scholarship programs. Fiona holds a Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching (secondary), Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) , and Graduate Certificate in Business.
Fiona enjoys visiting art galleries and museums, modernist design and architecture, and reading Australian literature.
Senior Administration Officer
Annette Kimber is the Senior Administration Officer who completed her Bachelor’s degree at ANU and then pursued a career in education. She has worked in several ANU colleges and held roles outside of the University that involved supporting students to reach their goals. Her favourite part of her Tuckwell position is talking with the wonderful Tuckwell students and supporting them in both realising their potential and feeling connected to the Scholars House community.
In her free time Annette enjoys volunteering, planning her next adventure and exploring the South Coast, where she attempts to surf.
Rebecca (Bec) Clode is a Lecturer in English and Drama in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. As well as teaching across a range of related subjects, including First Year English, Victorian Literature, Creative Writing and Drama, Bec undertakes research on contemporary playwriting practices. Prior to her academic career, she was a theatre practitioner (directing and dramaturgy), and Bec maintains her practice locally, for example as dramaturg for playwriting development projects with The Street Theatre.
Outside of the university, Bec enjoys visiting galleries, making art, gardening and various domestic projects. As a parent to two young kids she is a wiz at the art of swing set assembly, ikea furniture construction and face painting.
Richard Burns is a Fellow at the Research School of Population Health (RSPH) at the ANU. Having grown up in England, South Africa and Australia, Richard spent several years teaching in high schools in Australia, the UK and Scandinavia whilst completing his PhD in organisational psychology at the University of Southern Queensland in 2009. Richard came to ANU as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Mental Health Research in 2007 before commencing postdoctoral research into mental health and wellbeing across the adult life course in 2010. Currently, Richard is HDR convenor at RSPH and convenes an introductory Population Health course. Richard has published over 75 peer-review articles and a research methods textbook that is frequently photocopied but rarely purchased.
Outside of work, Richard enjoys international travel, tennis, rugby (union and head-high) and music. Richard is a proud father to an infant who is just learning to walk and Gracie the Maremma who is now learning to run from said infant...
Iain Henry is a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. Iain completed his PhD and MA at the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of New South Wales. In 2014 he was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. His research interests include alliance theory, Asian security, the Cold War in Asia, diplomatic history and Australian strategic policy.
A graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy, Iain has previously worked for the Australian Army, the Australian Public Service, and Qantas Airways.
Esmé Shirlow is a Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law, where she teaches and researches in the fields of public international law, international dispute settlement, and international investment law and arbitration. She maintains a practice in the field of international law, has been involved as an advisor to parties to investment treaty claims and in proceedings before the International Court of Justice, and has served as an assistant to several investment treaty tribunals. Prior to joining the ANU, Esmé worked in the Australian Government’s Office of International Law.
In addition to her work at the ANU, Esmé enjoys bushwalking, time with family and friends, and gardening.
Friends of the Program
The Program is grateful for the support provided by staff across ANU and supporters around the nation, many of whom contribute to our community by attending events or participating in our scholar selection process.