The Ally Network is an initiative of the Equal Opportunity Unit at Flinders University designed to enhance University culture by creating a more welcoming and inclusive environment for members of the Flinders community who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, questioning and queer (GLBTTIQQ).
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Barber becomes Patron of Ally Network
In May 2008 Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Barber became the Patron for the Ally Network. In doing so, he believes he makes a clear statement that he supports diverse sexualities on campus and that he does not tolerate discrimination or harassment or bullying.
- Proactively addressing prejudicial behaviours and language
- Providing a safe place for people to talk about issues related to sexuality and/or gender identity
- Educating people about issues related to sexuality and/or gender identity
Allies provide a safe place to talk for members of the Flinders community who seek support in a confidential environment.
Allies act as a contact point for staff or students and are able to discuss GLBTTIQQ issues in essays, curriculum, finding information, resources, support, coming out and other life issues.
Allies are representative of the entire Flinders community and are therefore not identified on the basis of their sexuality.
- someone with ready-made answers
- necessarily a counsellor, nor necessarily trained to deal with crisis situations
- necessarily able to provide assistance with the grievance process associated with harassment or discrimination.
The Equal Opportunity Contact Officers are available to provide this.
- An open, accepting attitude
- To be listened to, to be understood and be able to explore the issues
- A wide variety of referral avenues both on and off campus
- Completion of essential training and interview process.
- Act as a role model for the University in terms of their language and behaviour.
- Proactively addressing behaviours considered prejudicial towards sexual diversity.
- Knowing when to refer on / seek further assistance.
- Attending occasional Ally meetings and information sessions on various issues.
All Allies are subject to a screening process and training. Undertaking the training does not necessarily lead to becoming an Ally and you may decide the role is not one you feel comfortable with and so choose not to become an Ally.
If you are interested in becoming an Ally, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact (08) 8201 3735.
Look for an official Ally sign on an office door.
|Barbara Baird (Assoc Prof)||Women's Studiesemail@example.com|
|Jess Bartley (Ms)||Studentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alan Branford (Associate Professor)||School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics & Engineeringemail@example.com|
|Heather Brook (Dr)||Women's Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Toni Crisci (Ms)||Health, Counselling and Disabilityemail@example.com|
Margaret Davies (Professor)
|Vanessa Dorshorst (Ms)||Digital Media Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kate Douglas (Associate Professor)||English, Creative Writing and Australian Studiesemail@example.com|
|Julia Erhart (Dr)||Screen and Mediafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sam Greer (Mr)||Student, Nursing and Midwiferyemail@example.com|
|Anne Hayes (Ms)||Health, Counselling and Disabilityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mary Heath (Assoc Prof)||Lawemail@example.com|
|Misia Julia (Mrs)||Social Health Sciencesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deb King (Associate Professor)||National Institute of Labour Studiesemail@example.com|
|Oliver Lacota (Mr)||Studentfirstname.lastname@example.org |
|Anthony Langlois (Associate Prof)||School of International Studiesemail@example.com|
|Liz McNeill (Ms)||School of Nursing and Midwiferyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Paul Marks (Mr)||Lawemail@example.com|
|Krista Mosel (Ms)||Nursing and Midwiferyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Donna Neilson (Ms)||Enrolment Services, Student Centreemail@example.com|
|Chris O’Grady (Mr)||Manager, Student Engagementfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lisa O'Neill (Ms)||Equal Opportunity and Diversityemail@example.com|
|Donald Pate (Professor)||Archaeologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marcus Patterson (Mr)||Law email@example.com|
|Sophie Pointer (Dr)||School of Medicine, Research Centre for Injury Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Damien Riggs (Dr)||SocialSciencesemail@example.com|
|Andrea Rohde (Ms)||Health, Counselling and Disabilityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alison Taylor (Ms)||Student Nursing and Midwiferyemail@example.com|
|Anne Thompson (Dr)||Drama Centrefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jan Thompson (Ms)||School of Nursing and Midwiferyemail@example.com|
|Paula Williams (Ms)||Health, Counselling and Disabilityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bevin Wilson (Mr)||Yunggorendi, First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Researchemail@example.com|
|Andrew Wood (Mr)||Health, Counselling and Disabilityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jackie Wurm (Ms)||Yunggorendiemail@example.com|
|Rossi von der Borch(Dr)||Political and International Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|