Associate Professor Natasha Cica - Director
Associate Professor Natasha Cica is the Director of the Inglis Clark Centre for Civil Society at the University of Tasmania. She is also an inaugural recipient of a 2012 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship. Just twelve Australians were selected for these fellowships from over three hundred nominations, with regard to two criteria - outstanding talent and exceptional courage.
Natasha has worked in private legal practice and at university-based think tanks in Europe and Australia. She was also a research specialist in the Department of the Parliamentary Library in Canberra, including secondments to the staff of Federal parliamentarians Petro Georgiou (Liberal) in 2000 and Duncan Kerr (Labor) in 2001. Natasha founded the management and communications consultancy Periwinkle Projects, and established online venture newmatilda.com in 2004 as its founding editor.
She has provided analysis and comment on Australian politics and culture for a wide range of publications and broadcasters. Natasha's book Pedder Dreaming: Olegas Truchanas and A Lost Tasmanian Wilderness was published by the University of Queensland Press in 2011, and officially launched by the Governor-General of Australia.
Natasha has degrees in law and arts from the Australian National University, King's College London and the University of Cambridge. She was awarded a National Undergraduate Scholarship (ANU), the Blackburn Medal for Research in Law (ANU), the Tillyard Prize (ANU), a Lionel Murphy Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship, the Sir Eric Scowen Prize (King's College London), and a WM Tapp Studentship in Law (Cambridge).
Natasha is currently a member of the Topic Advisory Panel on Governance Progress for Measures of Australia's Progress (Australian Bureau of Statistics); an adviser to the Alcorso Foundation; and a consultant to the Legislative Amendment Review Reference Committee established by the Tasmanian Government in response to Sharing Responsibility for Our Children, Young People and their Families. She was the lay juror for the Australian Institute of Architects (Tasmanian Chapter) 2012 Architecture Awards, and has been a member of the management committee of Hobart homeless men's shelter Bethlehem House (2007-10), and of the steering committee for Arts Tasmania's Design Island Programme (2007).
Ms Sally Laing - Assistant to the Director
Sally has previously worked in legal secretarial positions and also as a personal assistant with the Hydro, Aurora Energy, and the Reserve Bank. Sally commenced working at UTAS in 2005 in the office of the School of Philosophy, until her transfer to her current position with the Inglis Clark Centre in February 2012.
Authorised by the Provost
4 March, 2013