Staff

Medley is lead by a small team committed to ensuring the academic and personal success of our students.

Phillippa Connelly

Phillippa Connelly, Principal

Phillippa Connelly has been Principal of Medley Hall since 2004. She is a graduate in Social Work from the University of Melbourne who worked and lectured in that field for many years. Her focus at Medley is on access and equity issues and encouraging students to make the most of all the University has to offer them.

Helen Lamb

Helen Lamb, Deputy Principal


Helen joined the team in 2017. She has an undergraduate degree and PhD in Physical Geography from Bristol University in the UK. Since moving to Australia in 2004, Helen has worked in various administrative, student-support, and management roles at Melbourne University including with the Office for Environmental Programs. She is responsible for supporting the Principal in all aspects of running the College including: student selection, student development, academic programs, advancement, and pastoral care.

Effie Maniatis

Effie Maniatis, Business Manager


Effie Maniatis has been Business Manager since 2002. She manages the financial and physical resources of the college, has a vast knowledge of the workings of the University and is the go to person for all residents, staff and guests.

Debbie Pastras

Desi Pastras, Adminstration Officer


Desi joined the team in 2013. Before coming to Medley she worked as a  teacher and  in adminstration at Melbourne University. She supports students with resources to assist them in their transition to University life and manages the recital series.