Chief Judge

Professor Angela Carbone – Chief Judge of the EPAA

Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor, Learning, Teaching and Quality STEM College, RMIT University

Coming from a background in Mathematics and Computing, Professor Carbone’s research interests have been recognised internationally, and her teaching achievements have been recognised nationally, being the first female recipient of the nation’s highest teaching award, the Prime Minister’s Award for University Teacher of the Year (1998), and to secure two National Teaching Fellowships (2010, 2012). ...


Alicia Dudley

Senior Portfolio Manager – Primary – Pearson Australia

Alicia Dudley has more than 15 years’ experience in the education sector. She began her career as a primary school teacher before working at the Department of Education and Training Victoria for five years with a focus on curriculum and assessment in literacy, numeracy and student intervention. Alicia joined Pearson as a publisher in late 2012...

Fiona Moretti

Classroom Teacher -- Brunswick North Primary School

Fiona Moretti has been a primary teacher at Brunswick North Primary School for the past 9 years. She has worked mostly with students in grades 3-6, with some experience in F-2. Additionally, she has taught dance at a local ballet school. Fiona has worked at an education publisher in administration and sales. She has a...

Karen Bentata-Grimm

Assistant Principal - Carnegie Primary School

Karen Bentata-Grimm is the assistant principal of Carnegie Primary School. Throughout her teaching career she has been a classroom teacher of many year levels, taught art, PE, French and was the school librarian for a few years. Karen believes students should learn at their point of need and supports and leads staff professional learning in...

Kate McGough

Senior Publisher - Primary - Cengage

Kate McGough began her career in Primary educational publishing over 20 years ago. Throughout this time, she has developed and worked on a range of print and digital products spanning all subject areas for years F–6. Her role allows her to explore and conceptualise publishing opportunities that range from creating core literacy products to online...

Tania Mazzeo

Commissioning Editor – Primary, Oxford University Press

Tania Mazzeo has worked in educational publishing for over 15 years. She began her career at Macmillan Education Australia as a photo and permissions assistant before moving to the Secondary editorial team and attaining a post-graduate diploma in editing and publishing at RMIT. In 2009, Tania joined the Primary team at Oxford University Press, sparking...


Alanna Duffy

Publishing Editor - Jacaranda

Alanna Duffy began her career as a high school Science and Mathematics teacher, with a particular passion for Biology, which she had the opportunity to study during her Bachelor of Biomedicine. She joined Wiley at the beginning of 2019, working as a Publishing Editor with Jacaranda, Wiley’s School division. This has allowed her to continue...

Sanam Goodman

Commissioning Editor – Science – Oxford University Press

Sanam Goodman is a recent Publishing graduate who began her Publishing career at Oxford University Press in 2019. She commissions and develops a range of print and digital resources for Secondary Science, and is passionate about creating innovative, engaging and well-designed resources that makes students of all abilities excited to learn. 

Sarah Craig

Senior Product Manager - Cengage

Sarah Craig has ten years’ experience in the education publishing industry. Since joining Nelson Cengage in 2011 she has enjoyed a variety of publishing and product roles in the Secondary department. Now a Senior Product Manager, Sarah has published print and digital resources across a range of subject areas, including business, science, design and English,...

Simon Phelan

Subject Coordinator - Accounting Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Simon Phelan is an experienced Commerce teacher who has taught all four major VCE disciplines – Accounting, Business Management, Economics and Legal Studies at a variety of government and independent secondary schools. He is passionate about education and is currently the subject coordinator for Accounting at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. These experiences have...

Tori Shaw

Science Teacher - Wesley College

Tori is an experienced secondary Science teacher who has worked in both the government and private systems over her 21 years of teaching.  She is passionate about student engagement and learning, and enjoys developing curriculum that inspires a love of Science.  She volunteers as an educator with Wildlife Victoria, and co-authored Cambridge Science for the...

Zoe Hamilton

Content and Learning Specialist - Pearson Australia

Zoe Hamilton has worked in publishing for many years. She has spent the last six years happily at Pearson Australia in the schools science team. Her roles have included editor, development editor, commissioning editor and now content and learning specialist. Zoe is passionate about facilitating positive and effective learning experiences for all students.  


Kate Mitchell

Learning Designer – University of Melbourne

Kate Mitchell has two decades of experience in education including secondary and vocational education teaching Media Studies and Digital media technologies, and a decade as an instructional designer for Higher Education across various institutions. Kate has a passion for designing engaging, coherent and equitable student experiences, and in mentoring and supporting others to develop digital...

Kristen Hammond

Senior Manager, Academic Services - Wiley

Kristen Hammond has worked in publishing for more than 25 years. Whilst she has primarily worked in commissioning, Kristen has functional experience across marketing, sales, product management and inventory. Kristen has worked on the bestselling For Dummies series and also commissioned Australia’s best-selling book, The Barefoot Investor. Passionate about the power of learning to shape and enhance...

Michelle Aarons

Senior Product Manager - Cengage

Michelle Aarons manages a diverse portfolio of digital and print resources for higher education in Australia and New Zealand.  Michelle has over 30 years’ experience in educational publishing across three countries, spanning multiple subject areas at primary, secondary, vocational and tertiary levels. She is passionate about delivering high-quality, educationally sound, accessible learning and teaching resources....

Rachel Ford

Senior Content Strategist – Elsevier

Rachel Ford’s began her professional career as a High School teacher before beginning a career in publishing. She has worked on publications for early childhood, primary schools and high schools across many subject areas from the arts, to history, geography and science. She currently works in tertiary and professional publications. Many years ago, Rachel was...

Stephen Heasley

Senior Portfolio Manager - Pearson

Stephen Heasley’s 15-year publishing career includes roles in sales, marketing, digital transformation and product design and strategy. He is currently responsible for the resources Pearson Australia creates to support tertiary students and educators across the social sciences and initial teacher education. Stephen is a firm believer in the value of diversity and inclusion, and he volunteers as co-leader of various related initiatives at Pearson.   

Vilija Stephens

Editor – Taylor & Francis

Vilija Stephens is an Editor at Taylor & Francis where she commissions books in Education and the Behavioural Sciences under the Routledge imprint. Before joining Taylor & Francis, Vilija was a Commissioning Editor in the Academic Publishing team at Cambridge University Press.  

Amanda Grainger

Education Manager for Early Childhood Education - Holmesglen Institute

Amanda Grainger has more than ten years in the VET sector, working across private and not-for-profit RTOs and TAFE. With a background in Early Childhood Education, Amanda has also worked as a VET Teacher, and has experience in curriculum design, and training, quality and project management.


Emily Tinker

Deputy Manager - ANU Press

Emily Tinker has been a member of the Scholarly Journal Publishers Committee for three years, which connects her with other scholarly and academic publishers, helping to stay abreast of developments in the industry. She has been with ANU Press for 6.5 years, including being the acting manager for 18 months and deputy manager for two...

Susan Hornbeck

Strategic Partnerships Manager - The Conversation Media Group

Susan Hornbeck is Strategic Partnerships Manager at The Conversation Media Group. Susan has extensive experience in publishing and was Associate Publisher at Griffith Review and Publicity Manager at Scribe Publishing.

Susan Murray

Manager, Scholarly Publishing - Sydney University Press

Susan Murray is manager and publisher at Sydney University Press. She is commissioning editor for two of the Press’ book series, Sydney Studies in Australian Literature, and Public and Social Policy. She also manages other publishing projects for the University of Sydney Library, including Sydney Open Journals and the Australian Poetry Library. Susan has worked...