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Eckersley, Charmian

Librarian and Manager


Charmian Eckersley is a committed environmentalist and an active member of regional and local organizations. She ran as an Australian Greens candidate in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Swansea in 2003. The following year she was a candidate for the Lake Macquarie City Council.


Charmian Eckersley is a manager in the Network for Innovation in Teaching & Learning group at the University of Newcastle, where she has worked since 1991. She is co-coordinator of the implementation working group for the management action plan adopted by the University Council to revitalise academic values.

As a librarian she has extensive experience in teaching and learning support for both students and academics especially with respect to information literacy. Assuming a more specific responsibility for academic support, especially in relation to the effective use of technology in teaching and learning, she has particular insights into the effective adoption of technology in the higher education environment and the need for effective support frameworks. She is the co-convenor, with Suzanne Ryan, of the implementation group for the Academic Integrity project.

Charmian, at the time of her campaign, had lived in the Lake Macquarie area for 12 years, and was involved with Landcare , walking and kayaking groups. She is a founding member and has served as president and secretary of Earthcare Park. She is a member and supporter of unions, and sings with the People's Chorus, Newcastle's Union choir.

Charmian Eckersley is the mother of a grown up daughter.

Sources used to compile this entry: (accessed 4 February 2005); (accessed 4 February 2005); (accessed 4 February 2005); (accessed 4 June 2005).

Annette Alafaci

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