AIBN EMCA Committee

The AIBN Early and Mid Career Academics (EMCA) committee aims to create a support network for EMCAs at AIBN that facilitates their professional development and growth.

The Early and Mid Career Academics (EMCA) committee aims to provide a support network for our academics to enable their professional development and assist in reaching their career goals. EMCAs include academics (research, teaching and professional staff) within their first 8 years of postgraduate research training/PhD. EMCA@AIBN advocate diversity and equality and aims to build a community that supports and works towards AIBN’s values including respect, support, collaboration, honesty and integrity. 


  • Richard Lobb – Chair
  • Ruirui Qiao – Co-Chair
  • Arunpandian Balaji – Treasurer
  • Anna Gemmell – Secretary
  • Meihua Luo – Inter-Institute Liaison
  • Yijing Chen – Events Officer
  • Heather Aitken – Events Officer
  • Birgitta Ebert – Student Engagement Officer
  • Giovanni Pietrogrande – General Member
  • Gayathri Ediriweera – General Member
  • Peng Chen – General Member
  • Min Chen – General Member