Residential Deans

At KLC, the Residential Deans are committed to making your time at College as enriching as possible. From community service to academic engagement, to well-being and mental health, they are here to add value to your experience and to support you in your research. The Residential Deans receive certified training in First Aid and Mental Health First Aid. Dancey has also been trained as a Contact Person/Harassment Officer by the Equal Opportunities Commission.


Kathryn is a multicultural and multilingual citizen. Born in Germany, she relocated frequently and was fortunate to travel in Europe, North Africa, Canada, Mexico and Southeast Asia. She has always aspired to leverage her diverse life experience by reaching out and supporting individual, family and community well-being. Kathryn is pursuing a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MCP) at the University of Adelaide Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, School of Public Health. Previously, she completed a Bachelor of Social Work at Carleton University, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) at the University of Ottawa. She has been fortunate to acquire dynamic healthcare and social work experience across various sectors, domestically and internationally, through academic practicums, volunteerism and professional work.

“I am passionate about contributing to the Kathleen Lumley College community by fostering emotional and spiritual well-being, connection and belonging, and engaging in outreach activities.” — Kathryn


Nikita is an ICT Business Analyst who is passionate about data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He is currently studying in a Graduate Certificate in Information Security from Athabasca University, and holds a Master of Science in Information Systems and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Data Analytics also from Athabasca University. Born and raised in Uzbekistan, Nikita appreciates travelling and learning about other cultures. He loves being in nature and going for long walks and hikes, and is also an avid martial arts fan with previous practice in Taekwondo, Brazilian Jujitsu and Muay Thai.

“I am eager to engage with the Kathleen Lumley College and contribute to the welcoming community that I have experienced upon arrival by supporting the integration of new residents and assisting them in getting settled.” — Nikita



Dancey is from Queensland. She is currently undertaking her MPhil in Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide. Her project is a television comedy set in a postgraduate college. Dancey completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts from The University of Queensland in 2016. In 2017 she completed her Creative Writing Honours at the University of Adelaide and was awarded First Class Honours. Her writing appears both online and print.

“I am passionate about the environment, literature, keeping active and making the most of my time at Kathleen Lumley College.” —Dancey


Harry is from Indonesia and currently undertaking his PhD in Economics and Econometrics at the Institute for International Trade, the University of Adelaide. In his research, Harry is trying to disentangle the relationship between international trade and deforestation. In 2018, Harry completed a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to Adelaide, Harry worked as a manager at the largest state-owned bank in Indonesia. Harry enjoys playing tennis and jamming with his guitar.

“It is an amazing feeling to go to dinner every day with like-minded people. I embrace the diversity, the scholar community, the facility, and all meaningful interactions with staff and fellow residents at KLC.” – Harry


Joe is from West Yorkshire, Britain. He is in Adelaide completing his PhD in Nuclear Physics, attempting to discover if the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything really is 42. Equally, though, he is here to experience Australia, and so, as an avid runner, hiker and lover of nature, he enjoys exploring the wonders that this beautiful country has to offer.

“Time here passes in the blink of an eye, but with the amazing friends you can make here at KLC you can enjoy every fleeting second.” — Joe


Emmanuel is from Uganda. He is currently studying a Masters in international Trade and Development at the University of Adelaide. He appreciates various cultures and loves travelling in order to gain new experiences and learn how things are done in different parts of the world. He also loves the outdoors and playing sports so if you’re keen on getting fit or having a conversation about sports then he’s your guy. He is very passionate about charity work and believes that giving back to the community is an essential part of both individual and societal development.

“I am honoured to be a residential dean at Kathleen Lumley College, a home away from home.” —Emmanuel



Marisa is a mathematician from Germany and currently, she is undertaking her PhD in Pure mathematics at the University of Adelaide. She is passionate about sciences communications, physics and cooking. In 2017 she was awarded a B. Sc. in mathematics and physics from the University of Wuerzburg and in 2019 she finished her M. Sc. in mathematics at the same university. Throughout her academic studies she enjoyed the lively and open exchange of ideas among scientists form diverse backgrounds. This passion took her to visit several universities around Europe and only this year (2020) lead to her arrival in Adelaide. She also experiments with the craft of baking.  

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