India (New Delhi)

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Louise McSorley
Counsellor (Education and Research)
New Delhi

 

Post Jurisdiction: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and The Maldives.



Louise McSorley is Counsellor (Education and Research) at the Australian Embassy in New Delhi. Louise has responsibility for Australia’s education, training and research interests in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan. 

Louise McSorley has held a range of leadership roles including as Head of the Office for Women in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and as the statutory Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.   From 2009-2013, Louise was posted to the Australian High Commission in Malaysia, as Counsellor (Education and Research) and prior to this, led the final design and successful trial of Australia’s Pacific Seasonal Worker Scheme. Louise has also twice been an expert technical advisor to the International Labour Organisation on projects in Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Prior to taking up the role of Counsellor Louise worked for  the Department of Employment leading a team managing a $2.1bn investment fund.

As Australian education providers continue to welcome growing numbers of students from South Asia, the New Delhi post  will work to strengthen the important government-to-government relationships that make such student mobility and the free movement of researchers possible. People to people links between Australia and the region will be further enhanced through a focus on increasing research collaboration. Fostering and supporting in-country education delivery will also be a priority, as the countries in the region position their workforces for strong economic growth.




Contact details:

Louise McSorley
Counsellor (Education and Research)

Australian High Commission
1/50 G Shantipath
Chanakyapuri 
New Delhi  110-021
INDIA

  

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Ms Lyndal Corbett
First Secretary (Education)
New Delhi

​​Lyndal Corbett took up the position as First Secretary (Education and Research), in New Delhi in August 2017.  Prior to her appointment in New Delhi, Lyndal coordinated aid programs for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, collaborating on public sector economic governance and data reform programs with the Governments of Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea.  Lyndal worked in the Department of Education and Training from 2010-2016, fostering education and research links through bilateral relationships with national governments in South East Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. Lyndal also provided education policy advice to multilateral organisations and to Australian Government trade negotiators to pursue broader trade opportunities in the region with a focus on securing access to new markets and new technologies. She has also worked in the international education sector, supporting international students in a NSW boarding school.  Lyndal has a Masters of International Relations, where she pursued a keen interest in national soft power diplomacy and the development of the Asia-Pacific region. 

Contact details:

Lyndal Corbett
First Secretary (Education)

Australian High Commission
1/50 G Shantipath
Chanakyapuri 
New Delhi  110021
INDIA Learn more about Australia and India's education and training partnership, including recent news, at the Australia India Education Links website: www.australiaindiaeducation.com

 

Staff contact details:

Ms Priya Raja
Senior Advisor (Education)

Ms Anu Jain
Senior Advisor (Education)

Mrs Shazia Naqvi
Advisor (Education)


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