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Matariki Network Administration Team

Matariki Network Administration Team


Secretariat Team

 Contact: [email protected]

Lucy Turzynski – Matariki Network Manager

Lucy is the Matariki Network Manager, it’s her responsibility to develop, coordinate, monitor and report on all activities across the Network. She works closely with the Executive Board to define strategic priorities for the Network and also liaises with individual members to design and implement activities to help us achieve these priorities. It’s a challenging role at times, but she really enjoys interacting with Network colleagues to reach our objectives and develop new international opportunities for staff and students alike!

Outside of work, Lucy enjoys travelling to new places and running –  sometimes even combining the two!

Contact: [email protected]

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Megan Olshefski – Matariki Network Administrator

Megan provides administrative support for the Matariki Network’s Secretariat team. Alongside her work with the Matariki Network, she is a PhD researcher and filmmaker at Durham University’s Department of Archaeology.

Contact: [email protected]


Matariki Network Coordinators

Each member institution nominates a central MNU Co-ordinator to serve as the main contact point for network initiatives in their respective institutions and to act as a liaison point between their institution and the secretariat.  Enquiries relating to individual member institutions should be sent to MNU Co-ordinators.


Durham University

Joe Mulhern – Matariki Coordinator

Contact: [email protected]


Dartmouth University

Jennifer Shepherd – Matariki Coordinator

Contact: [email protected]


Queen’s University

Heather Kincaide – Matariki Coordinator

Contact: [email protected]


University of Otago

Chriss Hamilton International Partnerships Coordinator for the University of Otago

In addition to overseeing our International Partnerships Policy, Chriss provides advice and support to staff, on any matter relating to Otago’s international partnership agreements. 

Additional role responsibilities include:

  • Matariki Network of Universities Coordinator;
  • Ambassador for the Association of Commonwealth Universities;
  • Manager of the Otago Office of the Confucius Institute of Auckland;
  • Liaison with New Zealand Centre at Peking University

Contact: [email protected]


Universität Tübingen

Karin Moser von Filseck – Matariki Coordinator

Contact: [email protected]


University of Western Australia

Currently TBD


Uppsala University

Ellen Sjöholm – Matariki Coordinator

Ellen works as a Coordinator at the Unit for Strategic Research Support at Uppsala University where she serves as the Matariki Coordinator.

Contact: [email protected]