Student Mobility

The Student Mobility SIG is Australia’s leading forum for all things related to student mobility.

Among other events, the SIG facilitates IEAA's annual Mobility Forum and Exchange Fair Circuit, which provides an opportunity for partner institutions from around the world to visit their Australian partners and promote exchange opportunities.

Membership is open to IEAA members and non-members.


  • To act as the prime Australian forum for discussion, debate, research and the dissemination of information and models of best practice in student mobility.
  • To contribute to the development of strategy, operations and policy in the field by government, institutions, organisations and industry involved in the international mobility of students.
  • Contribute to skills development of mobility staff through IEAA's professional development program.

Current conveners

Trevor Goddard

Linda Rust, Convener

Linda is Manager, Mobility and the Cairns Office at James Cook University. She is responsible for developing opportunities and programs to grow outbound student mobility. Linda has worked in the university sector for the past 13 years, and the international education sector for six years. She is the current chair of the Hessen/QLD group and the ILO group representative for Queensland.

Simon Davies Burrows, Deputy Convener

Simon is Manager, Internationalisation at Edith Cowan University. He has worked in education in Australia and overseas for 17 years. For the past 11 years he has been employed in international at ECU. During this time, he has overseen international admissions and recruitment, compliance and quality assurance, international relations and academic partnerships.

Leanne Harrison, Deputy Convener

Leanne is Manager, Strategic Engagement (Internationalisation), Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. She has spent 14 years working in higher education in program development, marketing and communications, primarily within learning abroad and student recruitment. In her current role, Leanne is responsible for developing internationalisation projects including a global learning and internships program.

Past conveners

Gael Bateman Deputy Convener October 2015 June 2016
Russ Braby Deputy Convener August 2013 June 2014
Sonia Chan Deputy Convener October 2014 October 2016
Nigel Cossar Deputy Convener October 2009 October 2011
Alex Eli-Banks Convener October 2010 October 2012
Trevor Goddard Deputy Convener October 2012 October 2013
Convener June 2013 December 2015
Rebecca Hall Deputy Convener October 2009 October 2010
Chris Hoffmann Convener December 2015 October 2016
Dawn Koban Convener October 2010 April 2013
Rob Malicki Deputy Convener October 2009 May 2012
John Moloney Convener October 2009 October 2010
Linda Rust Deputy Convener October 2012 October 2013
Kim Siemensma Deputy Convener October 2013 October 2015


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