|Position||Project Lead, Partnerships. Now. Always.|
|Telephone||+61 2 9850 6849|
|Office||Level 4, 18 Wally's Walk (by appointment)|
Xuan (pronounced "swan", like the bird) has held the post of Education Officer with the Student Diversity and Inclusion Unit at Macquarie since early October 2017. He works chiefly on the Respect. Now. Always. project, including spearheading a University-wide education and culture change strategy for the primary prevention of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus.
As part of his work, Xuan is Project Lead for Partnerships. Now. Always., an exciting new pilot project that focuses on engaging students as partners in campus-wide sexual violence prevention efforts at Macquarie. He also collaborates with other areas of the University on educational projects that relate to supporting students from a range of key equity populations, including students with a disability, students who identify as LGBTQIA+, international students, and students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Xuan is a psychologist, university teaching academic, and public health practitioner by background. He holds a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Western Sydney (now Western Sydney University), and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) with Distinction from the University of Sydney. He is also presently studying for dual postgraduate qualifications in public health and health professional education, so he fully understands the nature and complexities of university student life. Xuan embeds into his work an unwavering commitment to the promotion and enhancement of individual, community, and population health and wellbeing.
Xuan is fundamentally passionate about supporting students to be well, to feel included, and to be able to bring their authentic and celebrated selves to university. He enjoys talking to, and working closely with, both students and staff on initiatives that make a meaningful and positive difference to how students experience all dimensions of university life. He is deeply dedicated to the mission of maintaining and strengthening a culture of safety and respect at Macquarie, where everyone has the right to feel included, accepted, and supported - anywhere, at any time.
Xuan's preferred personal pronouns are he/him/his.