I believe mentoring is important because sometimes you just need someone to talk to about your aspirations, hopes, worries, concerns and frustrations.
I came to the ANU from the US, where I completed my Ph.D. I have worked in four different colleges at the ANU (!) and was promoted from Level B to full Professor over a 12 year period. After 21 years here, I know a great deal about the functioning of the university and its particularities. I can advise people from my experience as an early career researcher but also from the perspective of having directed the Crawford School of Public Policy. I will bring a wide range of perspectives and potential solutions to any issues.