About the ACE Consultancy

The ACE Consultancy was established in response to the needs of postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and academics at all levels and stages of their career, who are calling out for 1-to-1 assistance and advice on the activities they need to be part of to sustain a career in academia.

The consultancy has the ability to provide a range of specialist and tailored services from applying for research funding to applying for your next promotion. Click on the Services & Fees€ button above for a full listing.

Based in Sydney, the consultancy has the capacity to work with you online or in person: and with the tagline of Professional Consulting Services for the Professional Academic, the ACE Consultancy can assist you to kick-start your career, keep it on track, or revitalise a stalled one.

About the Managing Consultant, Susie Walsh

With 15 years working experience in the Australian higher education sector I am a highly skilled researcher, editor, and research administrator. Equally competent in conducting literature searches for a research proposal, “ to substantive editing of research publications (including thesis editing), through to managing pre- and post- award research grants (including ARC & NHMRC grants).

Having worked in large urban universities; a sprawling rural multi campus university; and in small satellite faculties, I am able to communicate effectively across all academic levels, and build positive working relationships with professional staff.

My working style is personable, organised, and above all - professional.

Excellence
2013 - 2014
COACH Program, University of Sydney

2010
Future Research Leaders Program, University of Sydney
(The First University of Sydney Professional Staff Member to Complete all Modules)

2008
Managing Multiple Priorities and Projects, SkillPath

2003
UNSW Vice-Chancellor's Certificate for High Achievers (COFA Postgraduate)

2000
Tertiary Award For Excellence, Apple Computers
Experience
2009 - 2014
Research Services Officer, Sydney Conservatorium of Music,
The University of Sydney Letter of Recommendation

2006 - 2009
Research Adminstration Assistant, Centre for Research and Graduate Training,
Charles Sturt University

2004 - 2005
ARC Grant Application Coordinator, Dictionary of Australian Art Online,
The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Acknowledgment of Grant Application Coordinator in UNSW Committee Minutes

2002 - 2003
Convenor, Postgraduate Board (Student Representative Council)
The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Acknowledgment of Convenor in UNSW Committee Minutes

2001 - 2002
Administrative Assistant, Marketing Office, College of Fine Arts (COFA)
The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Expertise
Grant Application Coordinator and Editor (Copy and Substantive)
Grant Acquittals Coordinator
All Facets of NTRO Reporting (Including Creative Work as Research Statements)
Thesis Editing - Masters (Research) and PhD Theses
Collating Materials for Academic Promotion
Coaching Academic Promotion Applicants
  
Education
Current    PhD Candidate UNSW
2010        Future Research Leaders Program (Go8 Program)
2001        BFA (1st Class Honours) UNSW
Excellence
2013 - 2014
COACH Program, University of Sydney

2010
Future Research Leaders Program, University of Sydney
(The First University of Sydney Professional Staff Member to Complete all Modules)

2008
Managing Multiple Priorities and Projects, SkillPath

2003
UNSW Vice-Chancellor's Certificate for High Achievers (COFA Postgraduate)

2000
Tertiary Award For Excellence, Apple Computers
Engagement
Member of the Australasian Research Managers Society
Harassment and Discrimination Support Officer, University of Sydney 2011 - 2014
Disability Action Plan, Staff Consultative Group, University of Sydney 2012 - 2013
Convenor, Postgraduate Board, UNSW 2002 - 2003